Hemsedal snow report:

The Hemsedal snow report is: 18 out of 21 Lifts open. 18 of 44.1 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 1cm (0.4 inches) of snow fell over 12 hours between Tuesday 25 of January at 10PM and Wednesday 26 of January at 10AM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Hemsedal Piste State: Artificial.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
1cm
Wed 26 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
4cm
Fri 14 Jan (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Hemsedal snow depths: updated 26 January 2022

Upper snow depth:
30cm
Lower snow depth:
20cm

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 26 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 Hemsedal.

Last snowfall:

1cm
Jan 16
1cm
Jan 17
1cm
Jan 19
1cm
Today

Resort report:

Resort Open
Piste conditions:
Artificial
Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
1cm Thu 27 Jan (AM)
Next significant snowfall:
5cm Sun 06 Feb (AM)
Lifts open:
18 out of 21
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:

  • 40 km away from Hemsedal

    - Weather radar observation: 3 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    It is snowing heavily in Filefjell Skiheiser. from Filefjell Skiheiser

  • 40 km away from Hemsedal

    - Weather radar observation: 4 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Snow falling heavily at Filefjell Skiheiser. from Filefjell Skiheiser

  • 40 km away from Hemsedal

    - Weather radar observation: 7 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Heavy snow is falling at Filefjell Skiheiser. from Filefjell Skiheiser

Hemsedal Snow Depths:

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

Snow reports for resorts near Hemsedal

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

Resort
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Webcam
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Snow Depth
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Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
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today
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4cm
today
Amount:
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16cm
today
Next 9 Days
0-3
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6-9
6cm
13cm
9cm
0-3
3-6
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1cm
6cm
2cm
0-3
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0-3
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8cm
0-3
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Weather
Wed
snow showers
Thu
light snow
Fri
light snow
Mid station 1078m
Wed
part cloud
Thu
cloud
Fri
cloud
Mid station 988m
Wed
clear
Thu
light snow
Fri
cloud
Mid station 950m
Wed
light snow
Thu
light snow
Fri
cloud
Mid station 990m
Wed
light snow
Thu
light snow
Fri
light snow
Mid station 1346m

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.