Gstaad Snow Report:

The Gstaad snow report is: 4 out of 10 Lifts open. 6 of 29 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 2cm (0.8 inches) of snow fell over 6 hours between Tuesday 25 of February at 4PM and Tuesday 25 of February at 10PM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Reported Weather Conditions: Changeable, Snow, Temperature: -2°C.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
2cm
Tue 25 Feb
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Shin
12cm
Wed 19 Feb
Origin:Report Origin

Gstaad snow depths: updated 25 February 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
206cm
Lower snow depth:
20cm

Gstaad resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Gstaad brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Gstaad snow report shown below was updated on 25 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 Gstaad.

Last snowfall:

4cm
Feb 18
16cm
Feb 19
1cm
Feb 21
2cm
Feb 25

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
No Info
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
10cm Thu 27 Feb (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
10cm Thu 27 Feb (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
4 out of 10
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
Closed

Gstaad snow conditions

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

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Latest snow reports near Gstaad:

  • 26 km away from Gstaad

    1 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Continuous moderate rain reported from Aigle at 381 metres elevation 7 kms WSW of Leysin but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area from Leysin

  • 31 km away from Gstaad

    1 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Moderate rain reported from Sion Airport at 481 metres elevation only 2 kms NW of Veysonnaz-Printse but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area from Veysonnaz-Printse

  • 33 km away from Gstaad

    7 hour ago
    Is it snowing?

    Snow falling heavily in Haute Nendaz. from Haute Nendaz

  • 47 km away from Gstaad

    - Abondance21 hour ago
    Abondance noir 2016 web

    Conditions worsening, fresh snow needed. Cloudy today, snow probable. from Abondance

  • 43 km away from Gstaad

    21 hour ago
    Eyeball reporter

    Mild temperatures and strong sunshine are melting the snow. Lovely spring weather, perfect ski day. from La Chapelle d'Abondance

Gstaad Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Gstaad

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moderate snow
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light snow
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cloudy
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moderate snow
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light snow
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moderate snow
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light snow
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moderate snow
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Notes on the Gstaad Snow Report

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

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

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