Mestia Snow Report:

The Mestia snow report is: 0 out of 2 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 13cm (5 inches) of snow fell over 36 hours between Tuesday 03 of December at 10PM and Thursday 05 of December at 10AM +04 at the mid mountain level


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Shin
13cm
Thu 05 Dec

Mestia snow depths: updated 05 December 2019

Mountain
Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
Lower snow depth:

Mestia resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Mestia brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Mestia snow report shown below was updated on 5 Dec 2019. 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 Mestia.

Last snowfall:

4cm
Dec 02
2cm
Dec 03
11cm
Dec 04
13cm
Dec 05

Resort report:

Resort Closed
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Tell us
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Sun 15 Dec (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lift
Lifts open:
0 out of 2
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Mestia snow conditions

  • 2
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 6
    Powder Days
  • 3
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Mestia:

No recent snow reports

No recent snow reports

Mestia Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Mestia 2018 - 2019. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Mestia

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

Resort
Issued: yesterday 211km  away
Issued: yesterday 486km  away
Issued: yesterday 670km  away
Issued: yesterday 691km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 1049km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
80cm
20cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
-
-
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
28cm
6 days ago
Amount:
Date:
3cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
12cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
7cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
13cm
2 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
2cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
2cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
4cm
1cm
Weather
Tue
clear
Wed
clear
Thu
clear
Mid station 1580m
Tue
partially cloudy
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
clear
Mid station 1768m
Tue
snow showers
Wed
clear
Thu
clear
Mid station 3105m
Tue
clear
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
clear
Mid station 3125m
Tue
clear
Wed
light snow
Thu
partially cloudy
Mid station 2786m

Notes on the Mestia Snow Report

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

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

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