Rigi snow report:

The Rigi snow report is: 4 out of 8 Lifts open. 0 of 9 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 13cm (5 inches) of snow fell over 24 hours between Wednesday 05 of May at 8AM and Thursday 06 of May at 8AM CEST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Rigi Piste State: End Of Season. Reported Weather Conditions: no report.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
13cm
Thu 06 May
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Shin
13cm
Thu 06 May
Origin:Report Origin

Rigi snow depths: updated 04 May 2021

Mountain
Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
Lower snow depth:
166cm

Rigi resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Rigi brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Rigi snow report shown below was updated on 4 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 Rigi.

Last snowfall:

27cm
May 02
30cm
May 03
12cm
May 05
13cm
Today

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste conditions:
End Of Season
Conditions off piste
Off Piste conditions:
No Info
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
9cm Fri 07 May (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
9cm Fri 07 May (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
4 out of 8
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
Closed

Rigi snow conditions

  • 1
    Bluebird Powder days
  • 4
    Powder days
  • 1
    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Rigi:

No recent snow reports

No recent snow reports

Rigi Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Rigi 2020 - 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Rigi

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

Resort
Issued: yesterday 7km  away
Issued: yesterday 8km  away
Issued: today 9km  away
Issued: yesterday 13km  away
Issued: yesterday 14km  away
Webcam
No webcamNo webcamRossberg Oberwil WebcamNo webcamNo webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
-
-
Piste State
Piste
No Info
Off Piste
No Info
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
13cm
today
Amount:
Date:
6cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
10cm
today
Amount:
Date:
8cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
9cm
yesterday
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
25cm
19cm
39cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
9cm
0cm
18cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
12cm
0cm
21cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
15cm
4cm
25cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
14cm
9cm
24cm
Weather
Thu
light snow
Fri
light snow
Sat
clear
Mid station 2091m
Thu
light rain
Fri
light snow
Sat
clear
Mid station 1360m
Thu
cloudy
Fri
light snow
Sat
clear
Mid station 1422m
Thu
light snow
Fri
light snow
Sat
partially cloudy
Mid station 1617m
Thu
light snow
Fri
light snow
Sat
partially cloudy
Mid station 1626m

Notes on the Rigi Snow Report

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

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

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