Grainau Snow Report:

The Grainau snow report is: 0 out of 12 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 24cm (9 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Friday 15 of November at 10PM and Sunday 17 of November at 10PM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Shin
24cm
Sun 17 Nov

Grainau snow depths: updated 17 November 2019

Mountain
Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
Lower snow depth:

Grainau resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Grainau brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Grainau snow report shown below was updated on 17 Nov 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 Grainau.

Last snowfall:

18cm
Nov 13
6cm
Nov 15
14cm
Nov 16
24cm
Nov 17

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
7cm Tue 05 Nov (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
7cm Tue 05 Nov (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
0 out of 12
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Grainau snow conditions

  • 1
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 3
    Powder Days
  • 2
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Grainau:

No recent snow reports

No recent snow reports

Grainau Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Grainau

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

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Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
100cm
85cm
Upper
Lower
100cm
75cm
Upper
Lower
105cm
10cm
Upper
Lower
80cm
30cm
Upper
Lower
5cm
0cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
28cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
44cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
33cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
33cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
14cm
5 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
6cm
4cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
2cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
1cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
3cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
3cm
3cm
Weather
Sat
partially cloudy
Sun
partially cloudy
Mon
clear
Mid station 2155m
Sat
partially cloudy
Sun
partially cloudy
Mon
clear
Mid station 2270m
Sat
partially cloudy
Sun
partially cloudy
Mon
clear
Mid station 1420m
Sat
cloudy
Sun
partially cloudy
Mon
clear
Mid station 1950m
Sat
cloudy
Sun
partially cloudy
Mon
clear
Mid station 1279m

Notes on the Grainau Snow Report

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

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

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