Hemsedal Snow Report:

The Hemsedal snow report is: 18 out of 19 Lifts open. 42 of 44.1 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 2cm (0.8 inches) of snow fell over 12 hours between Monday 20 of January at 10PM and Tuesday 21 of January at 10AM CET at the mid mountain level Hemsedal Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
9cm
Fri 17 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Hemsedal snow depths: updated 25 January 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
130cm
Lower snow depth:
95cm

Hemsedal resort conditions:

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

Last snowfall:

5cm
Jan 15
2cm
Jan 16
9cm
Jan 17
2cm
Jan 21

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Packed powder or groomed snow
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Tue 28 Jan (PM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
7cm Wed 29 Jan (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
18 out of 19
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
Open

Hemsedal snow conditions

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

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Latest snow reports near Hemsedal:

  • 44 km away from Hemsedal

    - Weather radar observation: 6 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Snow falling heavily at Filefjell Skiheiser. from Filefjell Skiheiser

Hemsedal Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Hemsedal

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

Resort
Issued: 2 days ago 32km  away
Issued: yesterday 44km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 52km  away
Issued: yesterday 64km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 94km  away
Webcam
Geilo webcamNo webcamBeitostølen webcamNo webcamNo webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
73cm
73cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
110cm
70cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
85cm
65cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
1cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
1cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
2cm
10 days ago
Amount:
Date:
8cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
10cm
12 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
14cm
6cm
9cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
10cm
8cm
6cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
16cm
5cm
7cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
9cm
23cm
8cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
18cm
5cm
7cm
Weather
Mon
light snow
Tue
cloudy
Wed
light snow
Mid station 988m
Mon
light snow
Tue
cloudy
Wed
light snow
Mid station 1078m
Mon
light snow
Tue
cloudy
Wed
light snow
Mid station 950m
Mon
light snow
Tue
cloudy
Wed
light snow
Mid station 1346m
Mon
light snow
Tue
cloudy
Wed
light snow
Mid station 942m

Notes on the Hemsedal Snow Report

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

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

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