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AustriaGaltur Snow Report

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Snow report glossary

Snow and weather data can vary depending on many factors. The data we provide gives you an indication of the conditions you can expect but, as conditions can vary so widely, the data is not a guarantee of the conditions at this resort. Weather data comes from our detailed weather forecast.
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.
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Snow report
26 Jan 2015 13:10
 
Good skiing on well groomed pistes
Snowfall:
Last snowed 25 Jan 2015
Fresh snow 5cm
Last 7 days 5cm
Next 9 days 94cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 80cm
Lower piste depth 40cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Good
Resort runs Good
Off piste snow Tracked
Lifts:
Lifts open 9 out of 10
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Weather forecast glossary

Snow and weather data can vary depending on many factors. The data we provide gives you an indication of the conditions you can expect but, as conditions can vary so widely, the data is not a guarantee of the conditions at this resort. Weather data comes from our detailed weather forecast.
Weather
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.
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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
Moderate snow

25cm snow expected

-10°C max temp

Wednesday 28 January 2015
Some clouds

2cm snow expected

-6°C max temp

Thursday 29 January 2015
Moderate snow

35cm snow expected

-5°C max temp

Snow overview for Austria
Monday 26 January 2015

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.

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Garry Wakeling
Posted: 20/03/14
Great area for families
Overall rating: 4 stars
Garry Wakeling
Visited: January 2014

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!

Slopes:
4 stars
Accommodation:
4 stars
Eating:
4 stars
Apres:
3 stars
Value for money:
4 stars
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