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Zurs Snow Report for 21 Feb 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Zurs at  m altitude issued: 12 pm21 Feb 2017 (local time)  
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Zurs Snow Report for 21 Feb 2017

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Our Snow Report for Zurs brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Zurs snow report shown below was updated on 21 Feb 2017. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Zurs.

Zurs Snow Report Issued: 21 Feb 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 17 Feb 2017
Fresh snow depth:20cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
125
85
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Excellent
PowderOff pisteBest up high
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:87 out of 87Lifts open.

Zurs Snow Conditions:Lower slopes good, excellent up high

Reported Weather Conditions:Cloud,Cloudy today, rain/snow possible,Temperature: 0°C

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  1. eyeball reporter Icy in places, otherwise ok. Good news, snow is forecast.
  2. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snow is falling at Lech.
  3. Web%20ad%203bTony Galeano cloudy with light snow and a 19km NW wind Tonyskidavos.com recommened best slopes no.17 and 22 red to Schifer,no.21 to Klosters . My recommended restaurant today is the Alti Schwendi Restaurant
  
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*User Snow Reports: these can only be submitted by registered users. If you would like to submit user snow reports, or become a resort manager to make more in-depth updates to this resort's information, please contact us.

Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Tue Wed Thu

(1720m — 2450m)

snow report today

0 km away

Zurs webcam
125
85

Excellent
Best up high
20 cm
4 days ago
20
28
moderate snow
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 2085 m
2000m 1750m 1850m

(1450m — 2450m)

snow report today

5 km away

Lech webcam
125
85

Excellent
Best up high
5 cm
today
20
29
moderate snow
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 1950 m
1950m 1750m 1850m

(1153m — 2660m)

snow report today

6 km away

150
60

Excellent
Best up high
10 cm
4 days ago
18
23
moderate snow
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 1906 m
2000m 1800m 1850m

(1304m — 2811m)

snow report today

9 km away

St. Anton webcam
145
60

Excellent

Powder
today
18
24
moderate snow
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 2058 m
2050m 1800m 1850m

(1270m — 2055m)

snow report today

11 km away

115
95

Good
Best up high
2 cm
yesterday
23
27
heavy snow
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 1662 m
1950m 1700m 1850m

Notes on the Zurs Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Zurs. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Zurs piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Zurs snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Zurs, the Zurs weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Zurs weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Zurs, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Zurs. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Zurs snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Zurs snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Zurs snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Zurs snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Zurs, study the Zurs piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Zurs snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Zurs on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Zurs (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Zurs Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Zurs snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.

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