Pitztal Glacier snow report:

The Pitztal Glacier snow report is: 3 out of 6 Lifts open. 8.2 of 21 km of pistes open. GLACIER SPRING SINCE 17 APRIL Our model predicted that 9cm (4 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Wednesday 05 of May at 8PM and Friday 07 of May at 8PM CEST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Pitztal Glacier Piste State: Packed powder or groomed snow.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
6cm
Fri 07 May (PM)
Origin:Report Origin

Pitztal Glacier snow depths: updated 11 May 2021

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
327cm
Lower snow depth:
256cm

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 11 May 2021. 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.

Last snowfall:

1cm
May 03
6cm
May 05
2cm
May 06
9cm
May 07

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste conditions:
Packed powder or groomed snow
Conditions off piste
Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
8cm Wed 12 May (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
8cm Wed 12 May (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
3 out of 6
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
Closed

Pitztal Glacier snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder days
  • 3
    Powder days
  • 1
    Bluebird days

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 2020 - 2021. 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 22km  away
Issued: today 43km  away
Issued: today 57km  away
Issued: today 65km  away
Issued: today 67km  away
Webcam
Stubai Glacier WebcamPasso Stelvio WebcamPasso Dello Stelvio Stilfserjoch WebcamNo webcamHintertux Webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
375cm
40cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
-
-
Piste State
Piste
Powder
Off Piste
Powder
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
11cm
4 days ago
Amount:
Date:
2cm
today
Amount:
Date:
1cm
today
Amount:
Date:
1cm
today
Amount:
Date:
9cm
4 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
12cm
13cm
16cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
23cm
12cm
26cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
25cm
13cm
31cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
20cm
7cm
24cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
11cm
8cm
15cm
Weather
Tue
light rain
Wed
light snow
Thu
light snow
Mid station 2450m
Tue
light snow
Wed
light snow
Thu
light snow
Mid station 3106m
Tue
light snow
Wed
light snow
Thu
cloudy
Mid station 3105m
Tue
light snow
Wed
light snow
Thu
light snow
Mid station 2499m
Tue
rain showers
Wed
light snow
Thu
light snow
Mid station 2375m

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.