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Pfronten Snow Report for 12 Dec 2018

Ski Germany

Pfronten Snow Report for 12 Dec 2018

Our Snow Report for Pfronten brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Pfronten snow report shown below was updated on 12 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 Pfronten.

Pfronten Snow Report Issued: 12 Dec 2018

Season opens: 15 December 2018 | Season closes: 17 March 2019

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Most recent snowfallon 12 Dec 2018
Fresh snow depth:11 cm

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

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 16 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 71cm (28 inches) of snow fell over 108 hours between Friday 07 of December at 10PM and Wednesday 12 of December at 10AM CET at the mid level

Eyeball snow report
  1. weather station observation Drizzle reported from Oberstdorf at 810 metres elevation 5 kms NE of Oberstdorf-Söllereck but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area
  
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*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

(900m — 1678m)

snow report today

0 km away

opens in 3 days 9 cm
today
3
14
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1289 m
350m 300m 400m

(800m — 1675m)

snow report today

3 km away

opens in 8 days 21 cm
today
3
14
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1238 m
350m 300m 450m

(1205m — 1823m)

snow report today

7 km away

opens in 2 days 11 cm
today
13
19
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1514 m
350m 350m 450m

(1150m — 1870m)

snow report today

7 km away

104 cm
today
13
19
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1510 m
350m 350m 450m

(900m — 1511m)

snow report 2 days ago

7 km away

15
10
opens in 3 days 55 cm
today
3
12
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1206 m
350m 300m 400m

Notes on the Pfronten Snow Report

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

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

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