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Bellwald / Goms Snow Report for 23 Feb 2019

Ski Switzerland

Bellwald / Goms Snow Report for 23 Feb 2019

Our Snow Report for Bellwald / Goms brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Bellwald / Goms snow report shown below was updated on 23 Feb 2019. 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 Bellwald / Goms.

Bellwald / Goms Snow Report Issued: 23 Feb 2019

Season opens: 15 December 2018 | Season closes: 7 April 2019

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 12 Feb 2019
Fresh snow depth:51 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
275
185
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn pistePowder
PowderOff piste Powder
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:5 out of 5 Lifts open. 36 of 36 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 51cm (20 inches) of snow fell over 42 hours between Sunday 10 of February at 4PM and Tuesday 12 of February at 10AM CET at the mid mountain level

Eyeball snow report
  1. Eyeball reporterBob Unseasonably warm weather set to continue. Avalanche danger increases to 3- considerable as the day warms.
  2. Eyeball reporterJohn Mac another lovely sunny day ahead. avalanche 3. significant.
  
*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)
Sat Sun Mon

(1609m — 2559m)

snow report today

0 km away

275
185
Powder
Powder
51 cm
11 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 2084 m
3200m 3200m 3200m

(2264m — 2711m)

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12 km away

Riederalp - Aletsch webcam
188
109

Good

Powder
50 cm
11 days ago
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2488 m
3250m 3200m 3200m

(1322m — 3110m)

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16 km away

198
2
Packed powder or groomed snow 51 cm
11 days ago
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2216 m
3250m 3250m 3200m

(945m — 2473m)

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23 km away

Grindelwald webcam
170
25

Good

Powder
45 cm
11 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1709 m
3100m 3200m 3250m

(1142m — 3111m)

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24 km away

Lauchernalp - Lötschental webcam
282
42

Good

Powder
58 cm
11 days ago
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2126 m
3250m 3250m 3250m

Notes on the Bellwald / Goms Snow Report

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

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

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