Zakopane snow report:

The Zakopane snow report is: 4 out of 4 Lifts open. 15 of 15 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 28cm (11 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Thursday 19 of January at 10AM and Saturday 21 of January at 10AM CET at the mid mountain level Zakopane Piste State: Packed powder and groomed snow.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
11cm
Sat 21 Jan (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Zakopane snow depths: updated 27 January 2023

Upper snow depth:
147cm
Lower snow depth:
50cm

Zakopane resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Zakopane brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Zakopane snow report shown below was updated on 27 Jan 2023. 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 Zakopane.

Last snowfall:

5cm
Jan 18
16cm
Jan 19
5cm
Jan 20
11cm
Jan 21

Resort report:

Resort Open
Piste conditions:
Packed powder and groomed snow
Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
2.7cm Mon 30 Jan (PM)
Next significant snowfall:
18cm Tue 31 Jan (PM)
Lifts open:
4 out of 4
Resort runs:
open

Zakopane snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder days
  • 1
    Powder days
  • 2
    Bluebird days

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Latest snow reports near Zakopane:

  • 1 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Continuous light snow reported from Zakopane at 860 metres elevation one km WSW of Zakopane Ski Resort from Zakopane

  • 21 km away from Zakopane

    1 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Continuous light snow reported from Strbske Pleso at 1368 metres elevation only 2 kms ESE of Štrbské Pleso Ski Resort from Štrbské Pleso

  • 26 km away from Zakopane

    1 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Intermittent light snow reported from Lomnicky Stit (peak) at 2635 metres elevation 5 kms NW of Starý Smokovec Ski Resort from Starý Smokovec

Zakopane Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Zakopane 2023. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Zakopane

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Snow Depth
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60cm
45cm
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40cm
30cm
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Lower
70cm
60cm
Upper
Lower
118cm
54cm
Upper
Lower
40cm
40cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
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9cm
7 days ago
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7 days ago
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7 days ago
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7 days ago
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38.0cm
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Weather
Sat
light snow
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part cloud
Mon
light snow
Mid station 892m
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light snow
Sun
part cloud
Mon
light snow
Mid station 996m
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light snow
Sun
part cloud
Mon
light snow
Mid station 917m
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light snow
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part cloud
Mon
cloud
Mid station 649m
Sat
light snow
Sun
part cloud
Mon
light snow
Mid station 938m

Notes on the Zakopane Snow Report

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

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

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