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AustriaObergurgl Snow Report

23 Feb 2017 17:30
Ski Club Leader's 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
23 Feb 2017 16:54
 
Good skiing on firmly packed runs
Snowfall:
Last snowed 08 Feb 2017
Fresh snow 2cm
Last 7 days 0cm
Next 9 days 46cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 110cm
Lower piste depth 17cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Excellent
Resort runs Good
Off piste snow Crust
Lifts:
Lifts open 19 out of 21
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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 moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Fri morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Sun morning, min -12°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.
Thursday 23 February 2017

Light clouds dotting the sky

Friday 24 February 2017
Moderate snow

14cm snow expected

-8°C max temp

Saturday 25 February 2017
Clear

0cm snow expected

-2°C max temp

Sunday 26 February 2017
Some clouds

0cm snow expected

0°C max temp

Snow overview for Austria
Thursday 23 February 2017

Thursday 23rd was a largely sunny day across our featured Austrian resorts. Temperatures ranged from around freezing level at higher glacial resorts such as Hintertux (70/180cm), right up to about +10C for resorts in the Ski Welt (50/60cm) such as Ellmau, Hopfgarten, Scheffau and Soll.

Towards the Obergurl region the slopes remain in a good state. Upper runs at Pitzal (159/196cm) and Kaunertal (36/270cm) are packed and well groomed which was creating some lovely on piste conditions for carving turns.

In contrast many other resorts are experiencing some searly spring conditions due to the pistes softening in the strong sun. Notable examples of this can be seen at Kirchberg (69/81cm) and Kitzbuhel (69/71cm), so be sure to head out early for some of the best skiing.

Only a couple of resorts at present could really do with some fresh snow to improve the state of affairs. In the east at Bad Kleinkirchheim (25/45cm) the slopes are largely artificial and are now appearing as strips of snow on an otherwise bare mountain. Whilst in the west, the lower runs at Brand (10/100cm) are also made largely from snow cannons. For the best skiing at both of these resorts, stick to the runs at a higher elevation.

Friday 24th is likely to bring the next snowfall to Austria, with accumulations predicted to be around 10-20cm in most resorts. Saturday 25th is then predicted to be a day of clear skies with some clouds then rolling in on Sunday.

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Peter Goodfellow
Posted: 11/02/17
Another excellent week
Overall rating: 5 stars
Peter Goodfellow
Visited: February 2017

This is our 6th visit to Obergurgl. The skiing is great for me( this being my 7th season with the sport) and for my wife, a non skier, there is good walking in the forest and along the river banks.
The pistes are never crowded and we've never experienced queues at the lifts. We have heard from a number of people that this is more or less the experience of those who have to go during school holidays. We took our 6 year old grandson for his 2nd visit and he had a great time at ski school. His progress was terrific. I have no experience of ski schools elsewhere but I can only say the organisation, level of tuition, care and enthusiasm from the leaders was first rate. Og is at the end of the Otztal valley. It is a peaceful place. There are bars and restaurants but the resort is not for long hard driving partying. The Nederhut is possibly the exception. We stay at the Edelweiss & Gurgl a ski out ski in hotel which offers high quality hotel experience. Also having a ski leader presence is a huge bonus.

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