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AustriaNiederau 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
18 Dec 2014 13:03
 
Ski/board conditions are okay, more snow would be good
Snowfall:
Last snowed 17 Dec 2014
Fresh snow 1cm
Last 7 days 1cm
Next 9 days 9cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 25cm
Lower piste depth 0cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Fair
Resort runs Closed
Off piste snow Limited
Lifts:
Lifts open 9 out of 11
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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
 
Moderate rain (total 17.0mm) heaviest on Thu night, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Sat night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 8°C on Fri morning, min -3°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, strong winds from the WNW by Sat night).
Thursday 18 December 2014

Changeable weather today

Friday 19 December 2014
Clear

0cm snow expected

8°C max temp

Saturday 20 December 2014
Light snow

2cm snow expected

1°C max temp

Sunday 21 December 2014
Clear

0cm snow expected

1°C max temp

Snow overview for Austria
Thursday 18 December 2014

There was an abundance of cloud seen across Austria on Thursday 18th December with some resorts reporting light rainfall lower down and light snowfall at high altitude. The temperature in Austria has risen with some mid-mountain levels being reported at 6C, this has unfortunately hindered some snowmaking for resort runs but pistes remain in a better state higher up.

Despite the poor weather there are still good riding conditions particularly on the higher resorts and glaciers. Solden (0/190cm) has plenty of options at high altitude, although the resort runs are closed there were 24 lifts running in total on Thursday. A recent snowfall of around 5cm on Wednesday has bolstered the high altitude runs and resort teams are reporting good, groomed pistes as a result.

The current warm weather is expected to subside and drop back down to below freezing, and the weekend’s forecast is indicating cloudy skies on Saturday with a good chance of fresh snow to all of our featured resorts. Some resorts are expecting up to 8cm. It could get much warmer at the start of the week but come Christmas time the temperature is looking like dropping back down again.

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Keith Gray
Posted: 06/03/14
Beginners resort - may be not
Overall rating: 3 stars
Keith Gray
Visited: February 2014

My partner, Heidi, and I stayed at the Hotel Simmerlwirt which was comfortable with large rooms and a nice wellness area. Meals were a little disappointing as far as range of choices went but were wholesome even if the main courses were lacking vegetables. This may have been due to what Crystal Ski pay the hotel, the operator we travelled with, as the food being dished up to the general public looked much more ‘complete’ as meals and in portion size.

I am a reasonable intermediate who is comfortable on all but the steepest Reds and Heidi is a complete beginner. As a resort there was enough to keep me happy although it meant having to get on the Bus to the linked resorts as Niederau only really has 3 runs to talk of. Heidi was less than happy and had it not been for a very good instructor from the Red School would have thrown her Skis and poles over a fence and got on the next flight home. The nursery slopes are short, and in our case, bullet proof ice or poor quality slush depending on the time of day. Although these conditions are good for making an all-round skier they are not good for a nervous first timer. We were told this year was one of their warmest sessions for many years which did not help. The Blue run at the top of the gondola offered better snow but one in particular was steep and short resulting in numerous trips up a dreaded T bar, not a pleasant experience for a first timer.

On the whole the lift cues were not too bad, considering it was the German and Dutch half term and we were plagued with kids who have no idea of manners or cueing. Other than this issue there were no real problems getting to the top of the runs and if you avoided early morning ski school set off time the kids could be, in the main, avoided.

I would not call Niederau a good resort for beginners or improvers as the runs are too limited with no cruisy Blues or easy Red without a bus ride, which after 4 hours of ski school, there was just not time to do.

Slopes:
2 stars
Accommodation:
5 stars
Eating:
4 stars
Apres:
4 stars
Value for money:
4 stars
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