European Ski Season weather 2019/20

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  1. Kletterer

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    Several resorts have Glacier skiing open and World Cup begins in Soelden on the 26th Oct.
     
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    EC 7 day totals. Probably a tad bullish and freeze levels may be higher imo but its a start.
     
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    Snowing solidly on the Pitztal Gletscher webcam. -4.1
     
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    Jakobshorn Davos 2590 metres altitude
     
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    Looking a bit better in Tignes:-
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    Except for the fact all the buildings in Tignes look like a cross between prisons and public housing projects
     
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    What resort is that?:D
     
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    Zeroz A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    ^^ I was going to post something similar.

    Before going I was a bit :rolleyes: and cynical about the relentless focus on the Matterhorn in Zermatt.

    But looking at our pics there's a lot of Matterhorn. When you're there its size and dominance is awesome.
     
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    You go to ski resorts to ski. If you want pretty buildings, try Prague.
     
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    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Next 10 days looks warm :(
     
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    EC 12Z has a huge upgrade from last run. Its bullish but something is stirring. Big 24 hour totals around the 20- 21st
     
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    Okay here we go, my preliminary outlook for October for the Northern Hemisphere.

    https://longrangesnowcenter.net/2019/10/12/october-preliminary-2019-20-winter-outlook/
    1. Snow & Ice conditions good for Eastern US, Japan and Europe/UK.
    2. MJO largely good for European and UK snowfall, perhaps less so later in winter. Similar for Eastern US and Japan.
    3. Oceanic ENSO good for Japan, Southwest US and Eastern US.
    4. -AAM good for Europe, Eastern US and Japan, less strong later in winter.
    5. Stratospheric conditions favourable for Eastern US, Japan and Europe/UK.
    6. Solar minimum favourable for more snowfall for Eastern US, Japan and Europe/UK.
    7. Atlantic favourable for a snowy UK winter and colder Europe.
    8. QBO favourable for Eastern US, UK and Europe.
    9. North Pacific favourable for Eastern US, less so for PNW.
    Overall Europe's looking good!

     
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    A very cyclonic couple of weeks for Western Europe and the UK in particular.
    Could get quite cold too.
    Means potential snow for both sides of the Alps.
     
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    Snow guns are on :)



    Building the base :)
     
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    Yeah Monterosa should get 1m by Sunday. Great for a season starter.

    Locals say it's a regular event. Problem in last two seasons is it was followed by six weeks of clear skies.
     
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    GULP, fingers crossed for a good outcome
     
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    Oberjoch doing its thing... looks to be in the 10-20 cm range and snowing on live cams. 99% of grass now buried.




    Snow seems to be down to below 800 m ASL in Bavaria (Bad Hindelang 825m has settled snow)...
     
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    Not a bad season starter for Monterosa.

     
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    Webcams should look nice this morning
     
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    All the snow does make work for some, though:-
     
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    Continuing to snow a lot in the Alps
     
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    I've been watching the webcams from the Dolomites and Innsbruck for many years and I don't think I've seen such heavy snow for a long time.
    Not sure if this link will go straight to the Panocam - but the hill where this camera is situated is not a ski area, as it doesn't have reliable snow. Looks like it could use a touch up with the phats.
    https://www.dolomitisuperski.com/en/Experience/Ski-areas/Val-Gardena/Webcam?page=2
     
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    Is this much snow atypical for this time of year? Just trying to calibrate my mind/expectations.
     
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    Couple of big big lows in the Atlantic in the next week or so. Huge waves for France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco..............and probably 3+ feet of snow in places on the Alps.
     
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    Yeah next 2 weeks looks mega snowy for Southern areas

    Getting warm later on...
     
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    It's certainly a very good start to the season. They vary greatly, and often you don't see this kind of weather until late Dec, but there are enough years like this one to not call it freakish. Also depends where in Europe you are looking at. Some areas have had a lot of snow, others not so much.
     
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    After 1.5m last week, this week looks reasonable for Monterosa again.