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Madesimo Snow Report for 14 Dec 2018

Ski Italy

Madesimo Snow Report for 14 Dec 2018

Our Snow Report for Madesimo brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Madesimo snow report shown below was updated on 14 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 Madesimo.

Madesimo Snow Report Issued: 14 Dec 2018

Season opens: 24 November 2018 | Season closes: 22 April 2019

Season open
snow report webcam thumbnail

Most recent snowfallon 11 Dec 2018
Fresh snow depth:52 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
250
50
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn pistePacked
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:8 out of 12 Lifts open. 35 of 48.4 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 52cm (20 inches) of snow fell over 84 hours between Friday 07 of December at 10PM and Tuesday 11 of December at 10AM CET at the mid level

  
*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

(1550m — 2948m)

snow report today

0 km away

Madesimo webcam
250
50
Packed 52 cm
3 days ago
8
6
17
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 2249 m
550m 550m 1150m

(1963m — 2601m)

snow report today

11 km away

50
40
No Info 55 cm
3 days ago
6
7
16
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 2282 m
450m 500m 1250m

(1665m — 2500m)

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12 km away

San Bernardino webcam
50
45

Good
53 cm
3 days ago
11
7
20
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 2082 m
600m 550m 1100m

(1460m — 2215m)

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13 km away

Splügen webcam
100
60

Good
55 cm
3 days ago
9
6
17
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1838 m
500m 550m 1200m

(1451m — 3415m)

snow report today

24 km away

100
30

Good
76 cm
3 days ago
15
9
23
clear
clear
moderate snow
Mid station 2433 m
500m 550m 1250m

Notes on the Madesimo Snow Report

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

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

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