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Brienz - Axalp Snow Report for 16 Dec 2018

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Brienz - Axalp Snow Report for 16 Dec 2018

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

Brienz - Axalp Snow Report Issued: 16 Dec 2018

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Most recent snowfallon 16 Dec 2018
Fresh snow depth:3 cm

Fresh snow depth
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Snow Depth, cm
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn piste-
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsclosed

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 6 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 12cm (5 inches) of snow fell over 12 hours between Saturday 15 of December at 10PM and Sunday 16 of December at 10AM CET at the mid level

Eyeball snow report
  1. Is it snowing? It is snowing heavily on the slopes above Grindelwald.
  2. weather station observation Slight to moderate drifting snow, below eye level reported from Jungfrau Mountain at 3576 metres elevation 7 kms E of Mürren but it is probably falling as rain at the bottom of the ski area
  3. weather station observation Snow showers reported from Ulrichen at 1345 metres elevation only 3 kms NE of Münster - Geschinen - Goms Ski Resort
  4. Is it snowing? Light snow is falling in Mürren. Light winds here. Temperatures are around freezing. There is a dusting of fresh snow. Lifts are mostly open. The pistes have good snow.
  5. Eyeball reporterBob Most lifts and links open. Runs to resort should open soon (plenty of snow). Intersport ski test continues on Mannlichen and Mach skis on Lauberhorn.
  
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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.

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Brienz - Axalp webcam
3 cm
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16
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 2003 m
1650m 1100m 1600m

(945m — 2473m)

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Grindelwald webcam
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No Info 8 cm
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light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1709 m
1700m 1150m 1550m

(1562m — 2144m)

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1 cm
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15
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15
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1853 m
1600m 1150m 1700m

(1219m — 2432m)

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Meiringen-Hasliberg webcam
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Wet 11 cm
today
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light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1826 m
1650m 1100m 1550m

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Interlaken webcam
8 cm
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light snow
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Mid station 2285 m
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Notes on the Brienz - Axalp Snow Report

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

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

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