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Saas Grund Snow Report for 16 Oct 2019

Ski Switzerland

Saas Grund Snow Report for 16 Oct 2019

Our Snow Report for Saas Grund brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Saas Grund 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 Saas Grund.

Saas Grund Snow Report Issued: 16 Oct 2019

Season opens: 14 December 2019 | Season closes: 13 April 2020

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Most recent snowfallon 16 Oct 2019
Fresh snow depth:51 cm

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

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 16 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 51cm (20 inches) of snow fell over 24 hours between Tuesday 15 of October at 8AM and Wednesday 16 of October at 8AM CEST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.

Eyeball snow report
  1. weather station observation Intermittent light snow reported from Pian Rosa Mountain Top Airport at 3488 metres elevation 5 kms E of Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche but it is probably falling as rain apart from near the top of 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)
Sun Mon Tue

(1800m — 3600m)

snow report yesterday

1 km away

Saas Fee webcam
180
Packed powder or groomed snow 1 cm
yesterday
9
10
moderate rain
moderate rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 2700 m
3100m 3100m 3300m

(1619m — 3820m)

snow report yesterday

19 km away

Zermatt webcam
200
Packed powder or groomed snow 36 cm
4 days ago
9
12
moderate rain
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 2720 m
3050m 3150m 3300m

(2288m — 3074m)

snow report yesterday

38 km away

Bettmeralp - Aletsch webcam
1 cm
yesterday
9
1
light rain
moderate rain
cloudy
Mid station 2681 m
3100m 3100m 3350m

(1940m — 3275m)

snow report yesterday

38 km away

Gressoney-la-Trinite webcam
1 cm
yesterday
2
13
heavy rain
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 2608 m
3100m 3150m 3250m

(2090m — 3867m)

snow report yesterday

46 km away

3 cm
yesterday
4
1
rain showers
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 2978 m
3250m 3150m 3400m

Notes on the Saas Grund Snow Report

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

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

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