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Veľká Rača - Oščadnica Snow Report for 17 Feb 2019

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Veľká Rača - Oščadnica Snow Report for 17 Feb 2019

Our Snow Report for Veľká Rača - Oščadnica brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Veľká Rača - Oščadnica snow report shown below was updated on 17 Feb 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 Veľká Rača - Oščadnica.

Veľká Rača - Oščadnica Snow Report Issued: 17 Feb 2019

Season opens: 15 December 2018 | Season closes: 31 March 2019

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 13 Feb 2019
Fresh snow depth:9 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
100
40
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn pistePacked powder or groomed snow
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:6 out of 6 Lifts open. 12 of 12 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 9cm (4 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Monday 11 of February at 10AM and Wednesday 13 of February at 10AM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.

  
*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

(630m — 1050m)

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0 km away

Veľká Rača - Oščadnica webcam
100
40
Packed powder or groomed snow 9 cm
4 days ago
2
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 840 m
2500m 2450m 2000m

(600m — 1709m)

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26 km away

Vratna Dolina webcam
220
60
Packed powder or groomed snow 11 cm
4 days ago
2
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1154 m
2500m 2450m 1950m

(790m — 1396m)

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33 km away

120
90
Packed powder or groomed snow 14 cm
4 days ago
2
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1093 m
2500m 2400m 1950m

(510m — 830m)

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37 km away

Valčianska dolina webcam
100
100
Artificial 7 cm
4 days ago
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 670 m
2500m 2450m 1950m

(1150m — 1456m)

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38 km away

Martinky webcam
120
80
Packed powder or groomed snow 10 cm
4 days ago
1
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1303 m
2500m 2450m 1950m

Notes on the Veľká Rača - Oščadnica Snow Report

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

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

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