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Hoch-Ybrig Snow Report for 15 Apr 2019

Ski Switzerland

Hoch-Ybrig Snow Report for 15 Apr 2019

Our Snow Report for Hoch-Ybrig brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Hoch-Ybrig snow report shown below was updated on 15 Apr 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 Hoch-Ybrig.

Hoch-Ybrig Snow Report Issued: 15 Apr 2019

Season opens: 15 December 2018 | Season closes: 22 April 2019

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Most recent snowfallon 15 Apr 2019
Fresh snow depth:9 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
TopNew Snow at Top:  –
Good pisteOn piste-
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runs-

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 10 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 9cm (4 inches) of snow fell over 36 hours between Saturday 13 of April at 8PM and Monday 15 of April at 8AM CEST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.

  
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*User Snow Reports: these can only be submitted by registered users. If you would like to submit user snow reports, or become a resort manager to make more in-depth updates to this resort's information, please contact us.

Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Tue Wed Thu

(1336m — 3290m)

snow report today

35 km away

133
Packed powder or groomed snow 1 cm
6 days ago
5
34
15
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 2313 m
2650m 2450m 2450m

(1150m — 3020m)

snow report today

37 km away

Engelberg webcam
703
5
Spring snow 1 cm
6 days ago
33
18
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 2085 m
2850m 2700m 2800m

(1436m — 2963m)

snow report today

43 km away

Andermatt webcam
600
63
Packed powder or groomed snow 2 cm
6 days ago
5
39
17
rain showers
light snow
rain showers
Mid station 2200 m
2650m 2450m 2400m

(1451m — 3415m)

snow report today

53 km away

opens in 228 days 1 cm
today
13
23
13
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2433 m
2600m 2500m 2450m

(1665m — 2500m)

snow report today

70 km away

San Bernardino webcam
3 cm
today
8
16
14
light rain
moderate snow
light rain
Mid station 2082 m
2550m 2450m 2400m

Notes on the Hoch-Ybrig Snow Report

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

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

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