European Snow Season 2018/2019

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  1. Hyst

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    Right - just stayed in Hinterglemm over Christmas - now waiting for snow til the Dolomite - need a mediterranean snowbomb!:whistle:
     
  2. Snowmaker7

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    Been snowing nicely for the last 3 or so hours here in Chamonix and only just stopped now. Probably around 8 centimetres settled in the village
     
  3. Rabid K9

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    Spindrift blown in from Austria.
     
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    Arrived in Mürren today. Quite snowy. Hopefully easing tomorrow so I can get up high to scope some things out. Very light and fluffy snow. Cold.

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    Northern Alps coping it. Some AUT resorts have picked up over 90cm in 3 days.
     
  6. POW_hungry

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    Sun, Mon, Tues next week looks bloody amazing for more significant snowfalls through the Northern Alps also - CH & AT particularly. Some resorts will see 100cm+ in a 24-32hours window Sunday evening.

    Tyro is going to get puked on.
     
  7. Rabid K9

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    Just for something different then? Maybe they could train some down to France, plenty to spare?
     
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    just out of galtur near ischgl which was snowbound yesterday (road closed). With more snow on the way the problem for Austrian resorts is too much of the stuff! Now in Innsbruck and seems that many of the adjacent ski areas are closed or limited due to avalanche risk. Heading for the dolomites which has seen little due to Foehn effect but looking forward to some clear skies at least. Interestingly despite significant powder depth very few people on powder skis, most seem to be on narrow carve skis. As pauline would say..please explain...
     
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    Oh my. Arlberg, Davos and Andermatt etc may need to do some blasting imo.
     
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    The reals deal kicks off in the next 12-15 hours for AUT. Looking big.
     
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    Austrians can ski .... :D
     
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  13. Kletterer

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    A bit more coming for Austria and perhahs some joy for the Dolomites imo.
     
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  14. POW_hungry

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    From my mate who lives in the Tyrolean town of Sankt Johann, Kirchdorf (down the valley from Kitzbuhler):
     
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    https://longrangesnowcenter.blogspot.com/2019/01/europe-on-long-term-jan-19th.html
    An extract from my latest long range outlook below.

    "My overall view is that from the last week of Jan to the second week of Feb, will feature major snow risks for the Southern Alps and the UK. There will be plenty of cold around, but not so much snow for the Northern Alps. We should see a neutralisation in the later stages of the month."
     
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    Great work Jelly. Looks promising imo. Some very cold conditions coming.
     
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    @Jellybeans1000 So you're forecasting Genoa Lows and snow for Southern Alps for the next few weeks.
    Sounds good but how much snow are you talking about?

    To use the traditional meteorological terms, which is more likely for Southern Alps?
    ....a nice top up..... fills in the mogul fields.....waist deep.... Hokkaido.....Thredbo Marketing
     
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    I can't quote actual numbers, only anomalies at this range. But what I am seeing is a few big dumps of snow, and top ups on the way too. Probably closest to Hokkaido, not waist deep probably.
     
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    You're making my job difficult. We are trying to decide between Italy or heading north around Jan 26.
    Weird year.
     
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    Consider the ECMWF precip forecast.
     
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    Hmmm... the vibe is for the Southern alps, going forward, but the Northern Alps have a massive snowpack, and should get some topups here and there.
     
  23. Jellybeans1000

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    If you taking it off the next 10 days, you would be heading to the Pyrenees. Or further down the Italian Peninsula.
     
  24. POW_hungry

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    Go north exclusively for the depth.
    This from last week.
     
  25. Jellybeans1000

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    But fwiw it could all be ice in a week.
     
  26. POW_hungry

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    Righto.
     
  27. POW_hungry

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    FWIW the largest resort in the Pyrenees is open with just a 20 inch base (only 4” fallen since the 20th Dec).
    Bit of a gamble suggesting the Pyrenees is the place to be in the next fortnight, even if it picked up a foot.
    Ever skied it? It’s horseshit on a bad year.
     
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    Don’t get me wrong, some great systems on their way for the Alps in general. Even Northern Africa should get a hit.
     
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    I said based on the next 10 days EC forecast, but sorry if it was taken the wrong way. It wasn't really my goal, the Alps is still the best place to be.
     
  30. Kletterer

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    West French Alps might do well imo.
     
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    The current snow situation in Austria:

    Good temps ahead for Austria, ahead of another Northerly system on Sunday through Monday.
     
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    Bugger. I actually want clear skies in the Aosta Valley last week of Feb.
     
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  34. Hyst

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    Ridges to the West, according to the EC Monthly mean. A little below average in terms of snowfall, but the season is winding down anyways.
     
  36. snowishing

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    How is the outlook for the Austria after current warm cycle? Any snow in sight?
     
  37. person s

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    it rained late last week while I was in Åre
    it made a big difference to the look of the place eg fewer mounds of snow on the footpaths
    the lake looked a lot different, and they stopped driving Audis on it
    fortunately none of the races were badly affected
    local belief was that more snow was coming
     
  38. CarveMan

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    Looks like I will be testing skis in Australian conditions in Pila next week then it looks a little unsettled into March when we head to Cham:

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  39. Hyst

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    Hope winter will return to Åre - wiĺl go there end of March.
     
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    Thanks for the forecast @Jelly.
    Here in Cham - we are getting a little sick of the weather. Not a cloud, not a breath of wind for 16 days and counting. Today at 16C in the valley is extreme for Feb (with freeze level at >3500m). (Although I was in London yesterday and at just shy of 20C people are in shorts - and this is Feb.) Temp anomaly for Western Europe for February will be interesting to see - I wonder if any other records such as we are seeing in the UK will fall.
    Skiing is still good - but more like mid April.
    Bring on some disturbance in March.........
     
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    Don't worry, I arrive on Saturday. It's gonna snow next week.
     
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    Thoughts on weather for next weekend in Austria? Was tied to ski location this weekend and ended up needing more elevation as it got quite damp..... However flying into Salzburg and intend to choose location based on forecast. Looks like it’s cold all week then freeze level gets to ~1800m by weekend again. Is that what others are seeing?

    Re location - Thinking Kitzsteinhorn glacier to be safe? Any other suggestions for higher altitude from salzburg?
     
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    some snow coming in the next few days, from the weather report
     
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    And temp. stay low! Looking good:yum:!
     
  46. Snow Dog

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    Heavy fall of wet snow (30cm+) on Thursday night was a great addition - particularly to the lower slopes in Cham / Megeve.
    Warmed up quickly into porridge.
    Skied St Gevais / Megeve yesterday - great cover and very spring like conditions.
    20.5C said the car down in St Gevais (alt 860m)
    Expecting some cooler air tonight with another 10cm.