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Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze Snow Report

Snow report for Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze. Issued: 12am 16 Feb 2020

Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze Snow Report:

The Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze snow report is: 10 out of 10 Lifts open. 15 of 20 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 13cm (5 inches) of snow fell over 18 hours between Thursday 13 of February at 10PM and Friday 14 of February at 4PM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
11cm
Fri 14 Feb
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze snow depths: updated 16 February 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
305cm
Lower snow depth:
270cm

Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze 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 Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze.

Last snowfall:

10cm
Feb 10
29cm
Feb 11
45cm
Feb 12
13cm
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:
4cm Tue 18 Feb (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
4cm Tue 18 Feb (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
10 out of 10
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
open

Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder Days
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    Powder Days
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    Bluebird Days

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze

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Issued: yesterday 14km  away
Webcam
No webcamBiberwier webcamLermoos webcamNo webcamNo webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
80cm
50cm
Upper
Lower
50cm
30cm
Upper
Lower
100cm
40cm
Upper
Lower
175cm
35cm
Upper
Lower
50cm
20cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
10cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
10cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
11cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
9cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
8cm
3 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
12cm
1cm
4cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
12cm
1cm
4cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
14cm
3cm
5cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
13cm
3cm
4cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
11cm
2cm
4cm
Weather
Mon
partially cloudy
Tue
light snow
Wed
cloudy
Mid station 1506m
Mon
partially cloudy
Tue
light snow
Wed
cloudy
Mid station 1400m
Mon
partially cloudy
Tue
light snow
Wed
cloudy
Mid station 1561m
Mon
partially cloudy
Tue
light snow
Wed
cloudy
Mid station 1375m
Mon
partially cloudy
Tue
light snow
Wed
cloudy
Mid station 1350m

Notes on the Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze Snow Report

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

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

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