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Hochfügen Snow Report for 21 Feb 2019

Ski Austria

Hochfügen Snow Report for 21 Feb 2019

Our Snow Report for Hochfügen brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Hochfügen snow report shown below was updated on 21 Feb 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 Hochfügen.

Hochfügen Snow Report Issued: 21 Feb 2019

Season opens: 1 December 2018 | Season closes: 22 April 2019

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 12 Feb 2019
Fresh snow depth:42 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
290
10
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn pistePacked powder or groomed snow
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:33 out of 36 Lifts open. 85.5 of 85.6 km of pistes open. For more information check: Our model predicted that 42cm (17 inches) of snow fell over 42 hours between Sunday 10 of February at 10PM and Tuesday 12 of February at 4PM CET at the mid mountain level

Eyeball snow report
  1. Eyeball reporter High winds at altitude with snow showers and mild temperatures. Good on piste conditions, off piste variable. Avalanche level 2.
  2. weather station observation Light rain showers reported from Patscherkofel Mountain at 2247 metres elevation N of Patscherkofel but it is forecast cold enough for snow at higher elevations in the ski area
  3. weather station observation Light rain showers reported from Krimml at 1000 metres elevation one km N of Krimml but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area
  4. weather station observation Rain reported from Patscherkofel Mountain at 2247 metres elevation N of Patscherkofel but it is forecast cold enough for snow at higher elevations in the ski area
  5. Skiwelt wilder kaiser   brixental fotograf christiankapfingerSkiWelt Marketing The sun is at least temporarily revealed and it usually stays dry.
  
*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)
Fri Sat Sun

(1499m — 2499m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

Hochfügen webcam
290
10
Packed powder or groomed snow 42 cm
10 days ago
7
1
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1999 m
1450m 1300m 1900m

(600m — 2050m)

snow report yesterday

9 km away

Fügen/Spieljoch webcam
280
50
Packed powder or groomed snow 39 cm
10 days ago
6
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1325 m
1450m 1250m 1900m

(535m — 1884m)

snow report 2 days ago

9 km away

270
150
Packed powder or groomed snow 38 cm
10 days ago
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1210 m
1500m 1350m 2000m

(1372m — 2499m)

snow report yesterday

10 km away

240

Good

Fresh
39 cm
10 days ago
6
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1936 m
1350m 1250m 1750m

(630m — 2500m)

snow report yesterday

16 km away

Mayrhofen webcam
160
10
Packed powder or groomed snow 32 cm
10 days ago
5
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1565 m
1400m 1250m 1800m

Notes on the Hochfügen Snow Report

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

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

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

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