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Obertauern Snow Report for 23 Jan 2019

Ski Austria

Obertauern Snow Report for 23 Jan 2019

Our Snow Report for Obertauern brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Obertauern snow report shown below was updated on 23 Jan 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 Obertauern.

Obertauern Snow Report Issued: 23 Jan 2019

Season opens: 23 November 2018 | Season closes: 1 May 2019

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 23 Jan 2019
Fresh snow depth:2 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
290
250
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn pistePacked powder or groomed snow
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:26 out of 26 Lifts open. 100 of 100 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 2cm (0.8 inches) of snow fell over 12 hours between Tuesday 22 of January at 10PM and Wednesday 23 of January at 10AM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.

Eyeball snow report
  1. weather station observation Snow reported from Aigen-ennstal Millitary Base at 649 metres elevation only 4 kms NE of Irdning Ski Resort
  2. weather station observation Continuous light snow reported from Aigen-ennstal Millitary Base at 649 metres elevation only 4 kms NE of Irdning Ski Resort
  3. weather station observation Rain reported from Mariapfarr at 1153 metres elevation N of Fanningberg 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)
Wed Thu Fri

(1640m — 2350m)

snow report today

0 km away

Obertauern webcam
290
250
Packed powder or groomed snow 2 cm
today
7
21
24
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1995 m
300m 200m 0m

(1483m — 2248m)

snow report today

8 km away

2 cm
today
8
20
24
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1866 m
300m 200m 0m

(1035m — 1636m)

snow report today

8 km away

285
205
Powder
Powder
2 cm
today
7
16
20
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1336 m
300m 250m 0m

(930m — 1885m)

snow report today

14 km away

190
100
Packed powder or groomed snow 1 cm
today
10
15
27
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1408 m
300m 150m 0m

(745m — 1894m)

snow report today

15 km away

1 cm
today
10
14
25
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1320 m
300m 150m 0m

Notes on the Obertauern Snow Report

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

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

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