Hovden Snow Report:

The Hovden snow report is: 5 out of 8 Lifts open. 18 of 34.4 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 4cm (1.6 inches) of snow fell over 36 hours between Sunday 19 of January at 10PM and Tuesday 21 of January at 10AM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Hovden Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
4cm
Tue 21 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
4cm
Tue 21 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Hovden snow depths: updated 20 January 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
135cm
Lower snow depth:
90cm

Hovden resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Hovden brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Hovden snow report shown below was updated on 20 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 Hovden.

Last snowfall:

8cm
Jan 17
3cm
Jan 18
1cm
Jan 20
4cm
Today

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Packed powder or groomed snow
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
4cm Fri 24 Jan (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
4cm Fri 24 Jan (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
5 out of 8
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
Open

Hovden snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 6
    Powder Days
  • 1
    Bluebird Days

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Latest snow reports near Hovden:

  • 42 km away from Hovden

    - Weather radar observation: 2 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Light snow is falling in Røldal. from Røldal

  • 42 km away from Hovden

    - Weather radar observation: 3 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Light snow is falling at Røldal. from Røldal

  • Weather radar observation: 5 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    It is snowing lightly at Hovden. from Hovden

  • Weather radar observation: 6 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Light snow is falling in Hovden. from Hovden

Hovden Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Hovden

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

Resort
Issued: today 42km  away
Issued: yesterday 57km  away
Issued: yesterday 69km  away
Issued: today 75km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 77km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
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-
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
80cm
70cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
-
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Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
9cm
today
Amount:
Date:
10cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
5cm
6 days ago
Amount:
Date:
20cm
today
Amount:
Date:
10cm
2 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
4cm
36cm
42cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
28cm
21cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
1cm
2cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
20cm
59cm
64cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
20cm
17cm
Weather
Tue
cloudy
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
light rain
Mid station 900m
Tue
cloudy
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
light rain
Mid station 600m
Tue
clear
Wed
clear
Thu
partially cloudy
Mid station 498m
Tue
partially cloudy
Wed
clear
Thu
light snow
Mid station 1124m
Tue
partially cloudy
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
light rain
Mid station 776m

Notes on the Hovden Snow Report

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

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

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