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Zell am See Snow Report for 14 Jan 2019

Ski Austria

Zell am See Snow Report for 14 Jan 2019

Our Snow Report for Zell am See brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Zell am See snow report shown below was updated on 14 Jan 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 Zell am See.

Zell am See Snow Report Issued: 14 Jan 2019

Season opens: 30 November 2018 | Season closes: 22 April 2019

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 15 Jan 2019
Fresh snow depth:81 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
250
100
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn pistePacked powder or groomed snow
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:27 out of 27 Lifts open. 73 of 77 km of pistes open. Avalanche warning level 4 Our model predicted that 81cm (32 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Sunday 13 of January at 4PM and Tuesday 15 of January at 4PM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.

Eyeball snow report
  1. weather station observation Heavy drifting snow, above eye level reported from Sonnblick Mountain at 3107 metres elevation 9 kms ENE of Heiligenblut Ski Resort
  2. Is it snowing? Snowing at Zell am See.
  3. weather station observation Rain reported from Schmittenhoehe (automatic) at 1956 metres elevation only 4 kms N of Nagelköpfl – Piesendorf but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area
  4. Skiwelt wilder kaiser   brixental fotograf christiankapfingerSkiWelt Marketing During the day, slopes, lifts and, if possible, connections can be opened. -> [link] PLEASE STAY SOLELY on the SECURED SLOPES!
  5. weather station observation Rain reported from Rauris at 917 metres elevation 6 kms ESE of Kaprun/Maiskogel but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area
  
*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)
Tue Wed Thu

(758m — 2000m)

snow report 2 days ago

0 km away

Zell am See webcam
250
100
Packed powder or groomed snow 81 cm
yesterday
9
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 1379 m
1250m 1500m 950m

(785m — 900m)

snow report yesterday

5 km away

110
60

Fresh

Fresh
37 cm
yesterday
6
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 842 m
1300m 1500m 950m

(765m — 1730m)

snow report yesterday

6 km away

100
60
Packed powder or groomed snow 66 cm
yesterday
7
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 1248 m
1300m 1500m 950m

(911m — 3029m)

snow report yesterday

6 km away

Kaprun webcam
380
130
Powder
Powder
96 cm
yesterday
11
1
1
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 1970 m
1300m 1500m 950m

(244m — 457m)

snow report yesterday

12 km away

19 cm
yesterday
1
1
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 350 m
1000m 1400m 900m

Notes on the Zell am See Snow Report

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

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

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