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Snow Report for Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze

The Snow report for Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze was issued at: 12am 21 Jan 2022
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze Forecasts

Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze snow report:

The Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze snow report is: 9 out of 10 Lifts open. 16 of 20 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 4cm (1.6 inches) of snow fell over 24 hours between Thursday 20 of January at 10AM and Friday 21 of January at 10AM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze Piste State: Powder.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
4cm
Fri 21 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
4cm
Fri 21 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze snow depths: updated 21 January 2022

Upper snow depth:
140cm
Lower snow depth:
120cm

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 21 Jan 2022. 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:

3cm
Jan 10
1cm
Jan 11
2cm
Jan 20
4cm
Today

Resort report:

Resort Open
Piste conditions:
Powder
Off Piste conditions:
Powder
Next snowfall:
2cm Sat 22 Jan (AM)
Next significant snowfall:
8cm Sun 30 Jan (AM)
Lifts open:
9 out of 10
Resort runs:
Closed

Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze snow conditions

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Latest snow reports near Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze:

  • 44 km away from Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze

    4 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Rain reported from Patscherkofel at 2252 metres elevation ENE of Patscherkofel but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area from Patscherkofel

  • 16 km away from Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze

    - Weather radar observation: 4 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Heavy snow is falling at Obsteig/Grünberg. from Obsteig/Grünberg

  • 27 km away from Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze

    - Weather radar observation: 4 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Snow falling heavily in Bad Kohlgrub. from Bad Kohlgrub

  • 21 km away from Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze

    - Weather radar observation: 5 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Snowing heavily in Reuttener Seilbahnen. from Reuttener Seilbahnen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze 2021 - 2022. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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light snow
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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.