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Airolo Snow Report for 11 Dec 2018

Ski Switzerland

Airolo Snow Report for 11 Dec 2018

Our Snow Report for Airolo brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Airolo snow report shown below was updated on 11 Dec 2018. 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 Airolo.

Airolo Snow Report Issued: 11 Dec 2018

Season opens: 1 December 2018 | Season closes: 31 March 2019

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 11 Dec 2018
Fresh snow depth:69 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
100
40
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn pistePacked
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsclosed

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 7 Lifts open. 0 of 30 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 69cm (27 inches) of snow fell over 84 hours between Friday 07 of December at 10PM and Tuesday 11 of December at 10AM CET at the mid level

Eyeball snow report
  1. weather station observation Light rain reported from Disentis at 1153 metres elevation N of Disentis but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area
  2. weather station observation Slight to moderate drifting snow, above eye level reported from Ulrichen at 1345 metres elevation only 3 kms NE of Münster - Geschinen - Goms Ski Resort
  3. weather station observation Continuous light snow reported from Ulrichen at 1345 metres elevation only 4 kms S of Goms - Oberwald Ski Resort
  
*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)
Wed Thu Fri

(1175m — 2249m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

100
40
Packed 69 cm
yesterday
2
16
51
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1712 m
550m 350m 1050m

(1436m — 2963m)

snow report yesterday

14 km away

Andermatt webcam
400
40
Powder
Powder
121 cm
yesterday
2
33
64
clear
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 2200 m
500m 400m 1000m

(1500m — 2350m)

snow report yesterday

19 km away

Sedrun Oberalp webcam
70
3
Powder
Powder
95 cm
yesterday
1
27
54
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1925 m
500m 400m 1000m

(1568m — 2206m)

snow report yesterday

21 km away

112 cm
yesterday
5
22
64
clear
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1887 m
550m 400m 1050m

(1260m — 1780m)

snow report yesterday

22 km away

1 cm
yesterday
2
11
53
clear
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 1520 m
800m 450m 1050m

Notes on the Airolo Snow Report

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

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Airolo weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Airolo, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Airolo. 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, Airolo snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Airolo snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Airolo 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 Airolo 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 Airolo, study the Airolo piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Airolo snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Airolo 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 Airolo (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Airolo Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Airolo 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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