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Serra da Estrela Snow Report:

The Serra da Estrela snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 0cm (0 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Sunday 13 of September at 12AM and Saturday 19 of September at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
4cm
Mon 11 May (AM)
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Serra da Estrela snow depths:

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Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
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Serra da Estrela resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Serra da Estrela brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Serra da Estrela snow report shown below was updated on 19 Sep 2020. 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 Serra da Estrela.

Last snowfall:

5cm
Apr 20
2cm
Apr 27
4cm
May 11
1cm
May 14

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
No snow is forecast
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lift
Lifts open:
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Serra da Estrela snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder Days
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Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Serra da Estrela:

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Serra da Estrela Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Serra da Estrela 2019 - 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Serra da Estrela

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Serra da Estrela using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
Issued: today 1336km  away
Issued: today 1343km  away
Issued: today 1350km  away
Issued: today 1351km  away
Issued: today 1355km  away
Webcam
No webcamLa Fouly - Val Ferret webcamNo webcamNo webcamLeysin webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
120cm
107cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
180cm
30cm
Upper
Lower
80cm
20cm
Piste State
Piste
End Of Season
Off Piste
No Info
Piste
No Info
Off Piste
No Info
Piste
End Of Season
Off Piste
Hard
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
6cm
on 1 May
Amount:
Date:
15cm
20 days ago
Amount:
Date:
16cm
20 days ago
Amount:
Date:
2cm
13 days ago
Amount:
Date:
5cm
on 2 May
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
17cm
7cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
25cm
10cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
26cm
10cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
16cm
8cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
20cm
10cm
Weather
Sun
partially cloudy
Mon
rain showers
Tue
light rain
Mid station 1658m
Sun
partially cloudy
Mon
rain showers
Tue
light rain
Mid station 2264m
Sun
partially cloudy
Mon
rain showers
Tue
light rain
Mid station 2186m
Sun
partially cloudy
Mon
rain showers
Tue
light rain
Mid station 1832m
Sun
partially cloudy
Mon
thunderstorm
Tue
light rain
Mid station 1728m

Notes on the Serra da Estrela Snow Report

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

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

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