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Kaunertal Snow Report for 18 Dec 2018

Ski Austria

Kaunertal Snow Report for 18 Dec 2018

Our Snow Report for Kaunertal brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Kaunertal snow report shown below was updated on 18 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 Kaunertal.

Kaunertal Snow Report Issued: 18 Dec 2018

Season opens: 29 September 2018 | Season closes: 12 May 2019

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 16 Dec 2018
Fresh snow depth:4 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
150
120
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn pistePacked
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:5 out of 8 Lifts open. 14.9 of 20.8 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 4cm (1.6 inches) of snow fell over 18 hours between Saturday 15 of December at 10PM and Sunday 16 of December at 4PM CET at the mid level

Eyeball snow report
  1. Eyeball reporter Most lifts are open with great snow conditions. Clear blue skies, most lifts are open.
  2. Eyeball reporter Clear blue sky’s and good mixture of artificial and natural snow on piste. Off piste cover is marginal and wind blown, level 2 avalanche risk above 2000m but improving.
  3. weather station observation Light rain showers reported from Galzig Mountain at 2080 metres elevation only 2 kms E of St. Christoph but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area
  4. weather station observation Rain reported from Galzig Mountain at 2080 metres elevation only 2 kms E of St. Christoph but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area
  
*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

(2224m — 3160m)

snow report today

0 km away

150
120
Packed 4 cm
2 days ago
16
7
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2692 m
1550m 1500m 1300m

(1740m — 3440m)

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6 km away

158
93
Packed 4 cm
2 days ago
17
8
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2590 m
1500m 1450m 1300m

(879m — 2300m)

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7 km away

80
40
Packed 1 cm
2 days ago
7
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1590 m
1550m 1500m 1300m

(1200m — 2701m)

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10 km away

Fiss webcam
95
35
Powder
Powder
3 cm
2 days ago
8
5
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1950 m
1500m 1550m 1300m

(1640m — 2800m)

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10 km away

74
42
Artificial 7 cm
today
20
6
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2220 m
1450m 1400m 1300m

Notes on the Kaunertal Snow Report

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

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

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