Berchtesgaden Snow Report:

The Berchtesgaden snow report is: 4 out of 4 Lifts open. 6 of 8 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 7cm (2.8 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Wednesday 12 of February at 10PM and Friday 14 of February at 10PM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Berchtesgaden Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
6cm
Fri 14 Feb
Origin:Report Origin

Berchtesgaden snow depths: updated 16 February 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
75cm
Lower snow depth:
5cm

Berchtesgaden resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Berchtesgaden brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Berchtesgaden snow report shown below was updated on 16 Feb 2020. 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 Berchtesgaden.

Last snowfall:

17cm
Feb 11
8cm
Feb 12
16cm
Feb 13
7cm
Feb 14

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Packed powder or groomed snow
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
6cm Tue 18 Feb (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
6cm Tue 18 Feb (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
4 out of 4
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
open

Berchtesgaden snow conditions

  • 1
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 5
    Powder Days
  • 1
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Berchtesgaden:

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Berchtesgaden Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Berchtesgaden 2019 - 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Berchtesgaden

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Berchtesgaden using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
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Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
25cm
25cm
Upper
Lower
80cm
60cm
Upper
Lower
15cm
10cm
Upper
Lower
85cm
25cm
Upper
Lower
40cm
1cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
8cm
6 days ago
Amount:
Date:
6cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
7cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
8cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
7cm
2 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
9cm
3cm
3cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
9cm
3cm
3cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
12cm
3cm
5cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
12cm
3cm
5cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
16cm
5cm
7cm
Weather
Mon
cloudy
Tue
light rain
Wed
cloudy
Mid station 976m
Mon
cloudy
Tue
light snow
Wed
cloudy
Mid station 1094m
Mon
cloudy
Tue
snow showers
Wed
cloudy
Mid station 1200m
Mon
cloudy
Tue
light snow
Wed
cloudy
Mid station 1216m
Mon
cloudy
Tue
snow showers
Wed
cloudy
Mid station 1553m

Notes on the Berchtesgaden Snow Report

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

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

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