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Pitztal Glacier Snow Report for 9 Dec 2018

Ski Austria

Pitztal Glacier Snow Report for 9 Dec 2018

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 9 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 Pitztal Glacier.

Pitztal Glacier Snow Report Issued: 9 Dec 2018

Season opens: 15 September 2018 | Season closes: 5 May 2019

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 9 Dec 2018
Fresh snow depth:45 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
90
55
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn piste Fresh
PowderOff piste Fresh
Resort runsResort runsclosed

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 6 Lifts open. 0 of 21 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 45cm (18 inches) of snow fell over 42 hours between Friday 07 of December at 10PM and Sunday 09 of December at 4PM CET at the mid level

Eyeball snow report
  1. Is it snowing? Snow is falling in Axamer Lizum.
  2. weather station observation Light rain showers reported from Landeck at 785 metres elevation only 2 kms NW of Landeck-Zams-Fliess but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area
  3. weather station observation Light snow reported from Resia Pass Airport at 1800 metres elevation only 4 kms S of Nauders but it is probably falling as rain at the bottom of the ski area
  4. Eyeball reporter Great skiing thanks to the new snow that fell over the weekend. Snow has started to fall.
  
*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)
Mon Tue Wed

(1740m — 3440m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

90
55

Fresh

Fresh
45 cm
yesterday
44
6
13
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 2590 m
1000m 300m 450m

(2224m — 3160m)

snow report yesterday

6 km away

90
40
Packed 42 cm
yesterday
41
5
10
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 2692 m
1000m 300m 450m

(1455m — 2370m)

snow report yesterday

10 km away

3 cm
yesterday
43
3
10
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 1912 m
1000m 300m 450m

(879m — 2300m)

snow report yesterday

11 km away

opens in 5 days 1 cm
yesterday
36
2
3
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1590 m
1000m 300m 450m

(1450m — 2451m)

snow report yesterday

12 km away

Jerzens webcam
20
Powder
Powder
34 cm
yesterday
44
3
10
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 1950 m
1000m 300m 450m

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.

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