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Pitztal Glacier Snow Report

Weather Forecast for Pitztal Glacier at  m

Pitztal Glacier Snow Report:

The Pitztal Glacier snow report is: 6 out of 6 Lifts open. 10 of 21 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 2cm (0.8 inches) of snow fell over 12 hours between Tuesday 15 of October at 8PM and Wednesday 16 of October at 8AM CEST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Pitztal Glacier Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
2cm
Wed 16 Oct
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
11cm
Mon 23 Sep (PM)
Origin:Report Origin

Pitztal Glacier snow depths:

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
45cm
Lower snow depth:
15cm

Pitztal Glacier resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Pitztal Glacier brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Pitztal Glacier snow report shown below was updated on 16 Oct 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 Pitztal Glacier.

Pitztal Glacier snow conditions

  • 1
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 1
    Powder
    Days
  • 6
    Bluebird
    Days

Last snowfall:

2cm
Sep 26
1cm
Sep 27
2cm
Oct 15
2cm
Oct 16

Resort report:

Resort Open
Lift
Lifts open:
6 out of 6
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Packed powder or groomed snow
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
2cm Sun 27 Oct (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Pitztal Glacier snow

Photo from Pitztal Glacier gallery.

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Pitztal Glacier:

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Pitztal Glacier Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Pitztal Glacier {current season}. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Pitztal Glacier

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

Resort
Issued: today 6km  away
Issued: yesterday 10km  away
Issued: yesterday 11km  away
Issued: yesterday 12km  away
Issued: yesterday 15km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
55cm
35cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
3cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
3cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
2cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
3cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
2cm
yesterday
Next 9 Days
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0cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
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0cm
0-3
3-6
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0cm
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0-3
3-6
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Weather
Thu
clear
Fri
snow showers
Sat
partially cloudy
Mid station 2692m
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
rain showers
Sat
partially cloudy
Mid station 1912m
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
rain showers
Sat
partially cloudy
Mid station 2220m
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
rain showers
Sat
partially cloudy
Mid station 1950m
Thu
clear
Fri
light rain
Sat
partially cloudy
Mid station 1950m

Notes on the Pitztal Glacier Snow Report

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

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

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