Geilo Snow Report:

The Geilo snow report is: 8 out of 19 Lifts open. 7.8 of 34.2 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 7cm (2.8 inches) of snow fell over 12 hours between Thursday 05 of December at 10AM and Thursday 05 of December at 10PM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Geilo Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
6cm
Thu 05 Dec (PM)
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
6cm
Thu 05 Dec (PM)
Origin:Report Origin

Geilo snow depths: updated 07 December 2019

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
75cm
Lower snow depth:
60cm

Geilo resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Geilo brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Geilo snow report shown below was updated on 7 Dec 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 Geilo.

Last snowfall:

2cm
Nov 25
3cm
Nov 26
1cm
Dec 03
7cm
Dec 05

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Artificial
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
2cm Sat 07 Dec (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
11cm Sun 08 Dec (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
8 out of 19
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
Open

Geilo snow conditions

  • 1
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 1
    Powder Days
  • 4
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Geilo:

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Geilo Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Geilo

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

Resort
Issued: today 27km  away
Issued: today 32km  away
Issued: today 40km  away
Issued: yesterday 64km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 75km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
88cm
48cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
-
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Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
22cm
today
Amount:
Date:
6cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
42cm
today
Amount:
Date:
19cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
2cm
2 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
18cm
16cm
29cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
15cm
13cm
26cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
24cm
23cm
40cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
13cm
23cm
46cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
13cm
10cm
20cm
Weather
Sat
light snow
Sun
light snow
Mon
light snow
Mid station 990m
Sat
clear
Sun
light snow
Mon
cloudy
Mid station 1090m
Sat
light snow
Sun
light snow
Mon
light snow
Mid station 1346m
Sat
light snow
Sun
light snow
Mon
snow showers
Mid station 1078m
Sat
clear
Sun
light snow
Mon
cloudy
Mid station 880m

Notes on the Geilo Snow Report

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

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

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