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Kaprun Snow Report for 16 Dec 2018

Ski Austria

Kaprun Snow Report for 16 Dec 2018

Our Snow Report for Kaprun brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Kaprun snow report shown below was updated on 16 Dec 2018. 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 Kaprun.

Kaprun Snow Report Issued: 16 Dec 2018

Season opens: 12 October 2018 | Season closes: 2 June 2019

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 12 Dec 2018
Fresh snow depth:89 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
160
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn pistePacked
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsclosed

Resort Ski Report:16 out of 17 Lifts open. 35.5 of 41 km of pistes open. Skiing down to Langwiedboden Our model predicted that 89cm (35 inches) of snow fell over 108 hours between Friday 07 of December at 10PM and Wednesday 12 of December at 10AM CET at the mid level

Eyeball snow report
  1. Is it snowing? Snow falling at Berchtesgaden.
  2. weather station observation Rain reported from Bischofshofen at 550 metres elevation 8 kms S of Werfenweng but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area
  3. weather station observation Rain reported from Bischofshofen at 550 metres elevation 6 kms N of St Johann-Alpendorf but it is forecast cold enough for snow at higher elevations in the ski area
  4. Skiwelt wilder kaiser   brixental fotograf christiankapfingerSkiWelt Marketing Event tip: De Griaweng, from 11.00am, Aualm, SkiWelt Scheffau Information in advance regarding lifts & slopes: [link]
  
*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)
Mon Tue Wed

(911m — 3029m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

Kaprun webcam
160
Packed 89 cm
5 days ago
21
24
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1970 m
1000m 1150m 1600m

(758m — 2000m)

snow report yesterday

6 km away

Zell am See webcam
73
Packed 1 cm
2 days ago
1
14
15
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1379 m
1000m 1150m 1550m

(1480m — 2561m)

snow report yesterday

16 km away

95
15
Packed 88 cm
5 days ago
24
24
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2020 m
1050m 1050m 1500m

(800m — 1914m)

snow report 2 days ago

18 km away

Leogang webcam
6 cm
2 days ago
3
18
20
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1357 m
900m 1100m 1500m

(950m — 2211m)

snow report today

18 km away

Rauris webcam
110
15
Packed 40 cm
5 days ago
8
11
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1580 m
1050m 1350m 1850m

Notes on the Kaprun Snow Report

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

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

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