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SwitzerlandWengen Snow Report

26 Mar 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
26 Mar 2017 17:02
 
Low runs suffering, best snow at top
Snowfall:
Last snowed 24 Mar 2017
Fresh snow 10cm
Last 7 days 20cm
Next 9 days 11cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 90cm
Lower piste depth 2cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Heavy
Resort runs Slushy
Off piste snow Heavy
Lifts:
Lifts open 30 out of 31
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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
 
Light rain (total 5.0mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Mild temperatures (max 7°C on Wed afternoon, min 2°C on Mon morning). Wind will be generally light.
Sunday 26 March 2017

Miserable weather today, poor visibility

Monday 27 March 2017
Clear

0cm snow expected

6°C max temp

Tuesday 28 March 2017
Rain showers

0cm snow expected

6°C max temp

Wednesday 29 March 2017
Some clouds

0cm snow expected

7°C max temp

Snow overview for Switzerland
Thursday 23 March 2017

Thursday March 23rd was a mostly cloudy and snowy day in Switzerland. Conditions are fairly varied around Switzerland right now, although cloud and light snow is the dominate feature. Andermatt (18/400cm) was reporting an astonishing 90cm of fresh snow this morning, this huge overnight snowfall prevented all but six lifts from spinning today. Briefly focusing on this ski area, the next 72 hours will bring improving atmospheric conditions. Potentially some outstanding skiing to be found this weekend, although snow conditions and the avalanche problem will differ dramatically with only small changes in altitude.
Elsewhere Engelberg (20/72cm) and Leysin (10/80cm) also received around 20cms in the past 24 hours. There was some varied and windblown snowfalls around The Eigar and The Matterhorn. Saas Fee (20/203cm) was mostly closed today due to the current extreme weather in the high alpine.

With all this varied storm activity, snow conditions are best described as changeable. For those heading out this weekend or next week, the key to finding the best conditions will be finding the right altitude. Generally speaking the higher the better, but this isn’t always the case in the spring. Expect to find different types of snow all over the mountain. Keep in mind that snow transforms quickly throughout the day influencing both the piste quality and the avalanche risk. Expect upper slopes and zones to close early due to evolving avalanche hazards.

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Camilla Trimble
Posted: 22/03/17
Ski leader John
Overall rating: 4 stars
Camilla Trimble
Visited: March 2017

I had a very happy couple of days skiing with John who was not based in Wengen but came over on day one to give a hand as Martin was not well, he was incredibly helpful and friendly and just wanted us all to have fun and be safe - I could not reccommend him more highly and would be very happy to ski with him again.

I never got to ski with Martin as he went on an off piste day which was not for me - but he was always polite and helpful...

The weather was very disappointing and in spite of heavy snowfalls the hot sun rapidly switched in to slush - not my preferred type of snow..

The only minus for me was the inaccessibility of the web site allowing me to prebook my skis so I had to pay the full rate..

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