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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 Apr 2017 13:17
|Fresh snow on upper slopes|
|Last snowed||26 Apr 2017|
|Last 7 days||32cm|
|Next 9 days||99cm|
|Upper piste depth||380cm|
|Lower piste depth||0cm|
|Off piste snow||Powder|
|Lifts open||8 out of 26|
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 Fri night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -3°C on Wed afternoon, min -7°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.|
|Wednesday 26 April 2017
Poor visibility due to present snowfalls
|Wednesday 26 April 2017|
24cm snow expected
-3°C max temp
|Thursday 27 April 2017|
28cm snow expected
-3°C max temp
|Friday 28 April 2017|
44cm snow expected
-6°C max temp
Snow overview for Germany
The limited but good skiing continued in Germany today, Monday 24th April. Only two of our featured resorts remain open in Germany, however the skiing is still great. Garmisch (0/400cm) and Oberstdorf (0/130cm) are expecting some excellent snowfalls this week, powder skiing conditions are now very likely. It has been a tough season for many resorts in Germany, for anyone heading out this week expect the lower areas to look very bare but the upper slopes will deliver some great skiing. Take a low light lense and be prepared for some strong winds at times.
First time skiing in Germany, having previously been to Austria and Bulgaria. When you tell people you're going to Germany, you get a look of surprise - it's not an obvious place to go. I think the Germans keep their best things to themselves a little. Anyway, spending a week here was fantastic.
The pistes are great, they have artificial snow lower down to make the conditions more certain, the cafes etc. on the slopes are great and reasonably priced, and the best thing is that - this being Germany - everything is clean and efficient. The toilets are spotless. The cafes are kept clean, tables cleared really quickly, for us the queues were very short and well-behaved.
There are two main areas - Classic and Zugspitze. The Zugspitze is fun, and the views stunning, but the slopes are a little limited, so it is great to go for a day, but you probably wouldn't want to spend more than a day there.
Classic - worth knowing - free parking at the Alpspitze / Kreuzeck base station. We were in touch with our hotel beforehand, and they thought you had to pay. You don't. There is more space at the Alpspitze/Kreuzeck base too - everyone seems to go to Hausberg, but its worth driving on that bit further.
The Germans have a stereotype, and having working with Germans for years I can say that it's not true! They do have a sense of humour. They do however take things quite seriously, and that includes their skiing. This is a serious ski resort for serious skiers. Suits me! I didn't see anyone here in silly outfits or behaving badly. Good!
The Kandahar run (world cup, black run) is fantastic, and while it deserves to be a black, its a kind-hearted beast that doesn't go out of it's way to trip you up. Some steep sections deserve respect of course. The Olympia run (red run) has some fairly steep sections making it really not a lot different from the Kandahar. They're both great, decently long runs that you can get stuck into.
I can be certain we'll be coming back here.
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