Melchsee-Frutt snow report:

The Melchsee-Frutt snow report is: 11 out of 11 Lifts open. 36 of 36 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 9cm (4 inches) of snow fell over 36 hours between Wednesday 19 of January at 10PM and Friday 21 of January at 10AM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Melchsee-Frutt Piste State: Powder.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
10cm
Fri 21 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Melchsee-Frutt snow depths: updated 25 January 2022

Upper snow depth:
200cm
Lower snow depth:
50cm

Melchsee-Frutt resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Melchsee-Frutt brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Melchsee-Frutt snow report shown below was updated on 25 Jan 2022. 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 Melchsee-Frutt.

Last snowfall:

21cm
Jan 09
13cm
Jan 10
4cm
Jan 20
9cm
Jan 21

Resort report:

Resort Open
Piste conditions:
Powder
Off Piste conditions:
Powder
Next snowfall:
4cm Fri 28 Jan (AM)
Next significant snowfall:
4cm Fri 28 Jan (AM)
Lifts open:
11 out of 11
Resort runs:
open

Melchsee-Frutt snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder days
  • 2
    Powder days
  • 3
    Bluebird days

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Latest snow reports near Melchsee-Frutt:

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Melchsee-Frutt Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Melchsee-Frutt 2021 - 2022. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Melchsee-Frutt

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Resort
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Webcam
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Snow Depth
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Lower
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8cm
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Lower
240cm
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Piste
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Piste
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Piste
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Varied
Last Snow
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5 days ago
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8cm
4 days ago
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4 days ago
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4 days ago
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4 days ago
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Weather
Tue
part cloud
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clear
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clear
Mid station 1858m
Tue
part cloud
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clear
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part cloud
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clear
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clear
Mid station 2085m
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clear
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clear
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clear
Mid station 1626m
Tue
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Wed
clear
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Mid station 2003m

Notes on the Melchsee-Frutt Snow Report

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

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

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