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Snow report glossary
- Last snowed
- The date of the last snowfall.
- Fresh snow
- The depth of the last snowfall.
- Last 7 days
- The total snowfall reported over the last 7 days.
- Next 9 days
- The total amount of fresh snow predicted at mid-mountain level from our detailed 9 day forecast.
- Upper piste depth
- An indication of the snow depth on the upper prepared slopes.
- Lower piste depth
- An indication of the snow depth on the lower prepared slopes.
- Piste quality
- An indication of the general piste conditions on the open pistes.
- Resort runs
- An indication of the conditions on the lower, open runs back into the resort base.
- Off piste snow
- An indication of the general off piste conditions.
- Lifts open
- An indication of the number of lifts that are open out of the total number of lifts possible in this resort/ski area.
26 Jan 2015 13:10
|Good skiing on well groomed pistes|
|Last snowed||25 Jan 2015|
|Last 7 days||5cm|
|Next 9 days||94cm|
|Upper piste depth||80cm|
|Lower piste depth||40cm|
|Off piste snow||Tracked|
|Lifts open||9 out of 10|
Weather forecast glossary
- The predicted weather for the afternoon period at mid-mountain level.
- Snow expected
- The predicted amount of snow.
- Maximum temperature
- The predicted maximum temperature for the afternoon period at mid-mountain level.
Snow & weather forecast
|A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Mon night. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -6°C on Mon night, min -11°C on Mon morning). Wind will be generally light.|
|Monday 26 January 2015
Partly cloudy, some sunny spells
|Tuesday 27 January 2015|
25cm snow expected
-10°C max temp
|Wednesday 28 January 2015|
2cm snow expected
-6°C max temp
|Thursday 29 January 2015|
35cm snow expected
-5°C max temp
Snow overview for Austria
There was yet more fresh snow seen in Austria with most of our featured resorts seeing plenty of the fresh stuff this weekend. The average snowfall was around 5cm but some resorts recorded up to 20cm.
Fieberbrunn (45/100cm) is definitely worth mentioning as the resort profited from up to 20cm of fresh snow on Sunday. As a result the pistes are now well packed and groomed with plenty of fresh powder off the piste. All 11 lifts were spinning for their guests on Monday 26th January, but visibility was a little affected due to the overcast skies.
The current cloudy skies residing above parts of Austria are expected to stay and some decent falls of snow are expected by the end of Tuesday. Wednesday 28th could bring some sunshine but then we are expecting lots of thick cloud cover from Thursday onwards, which is forecast bring snow to the whole country.
Having spent a day here last year with a friend, I was keen to come back with the family as it seemed to cater well for families. I was not disappointed.
The Galtur ski school (I think there is only one) was fantastic. They were extremely helpful, spoke perfectly acceptable English, and were brilliant with the children (ours were 9 & 12 at the time). We were all in ski school, and we all progressed well. We only did 2 x hours per day, though you can do 4, with a 2 hour break for lunch which seemed a bit long for us.
Be advised that if you are staying in Galtur (which you almost certainly will be) the ski area is a 3 minute bus ride away up the valley. With a family, particularly a young one, this can be quite stressful, carrying skis, poles etc. Our top tip is to book yourself a locker, which is directly beneath the ski school office, right on the nursery slopes. It was about 22 Euros for 3 nights (as we did not discover this straight away) - you get a discount if you are in ski school. The locker room is state-of -the-art. Heated and very comfortable, you gain access to both the locker area and your locker via your lift pass, which is programmed once you have booked it. Brilliant. You can then just jump on the bus with the children without struggling with all the gear.
The ski buses are pretty constant, though the service does tail off a little during the middle of the day when the demand is lower.
We stayed in the Buntali Hotel which was excellent - see my review on trip advisor.
The area is pretty small, compared to it's noisy neighbour, Ischgl, but they manage to pack a lot into it. One of the big benefits is the gondola, which gos from the top of the nursery slopes, to the top of the main (and only) blue run which brings you back to where you started. This is great for nervous beginners ,and small children, who may not have yet mastered the chair lifts.
Most of all, this area never seems to get crowded. It's a little gem!
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