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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
19 Dec 2014 13:13
 
The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes
Snowfall:
Last snowed 19 Dec 2014
Fresh snow 5cm
Last 7 days 39cm
Next 9 days 10cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 175cm
Lower piste depth 0cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Good
Resort runs Closed
Off piste snow Varied
Lifts:
Lifts open 15 out of 24
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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 dusting of new snow. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 3°C on Fri morning, min -5°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Fri night, light winds from the NW by Sun morning).
Friday 19 December 2014

Partly cloudy, some sunny spells

Friday 19 December 2014
Some clouds

4cm snow expected

1°C max temp

Saturday 20 December 2014
Some clouds

0cm snow expected

-2°C max temp

Sunday 21 December 2014
Clear

0cm snow expected

1°C max temp

Snow overview for Switzerland
Thursday 18 December 2014

It was a very mixed picture on Thursday 18th in the Swiss Alps. Up to 30cm of fresh snow fell on Wednesday and overnight, but warm temperatures brought rain up to 2,500m for most resorts during Thursday. At altitude some good amounts of new snow will have accumulated, but lower down much of yesterday’s fall will be washed away.

The greatest amount of snow fell in the Bernese Oberland, at resorts such as Gstaad (0/65cm), Wengen (0/25cm) and Crans-Montana (5/40cm). However due to Thursday’s rain, only very limited skiing was available at these resorts and heavy piste conditions were prevalent below 2,500m.

The best skiing during the week has been at altitude, with the pick of the conditions at Zermatt (5/95cm) and Saas-Fee (25/190cm) up at altitude. New snow should improve the piste conditions for the weekend, but resort runs may become icy once the forecast cooler weather arrives on Saturday.

After a warm and mostly sunny Friday, Saturday should bring much colder weather and the potential for some light snowfall, especially in the north of Switzerland.

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Christopher Bailey
Posted: 15/11/14
Chris Bailey
Overall rating: 5 stars
Christopher Bailey
Visited: February 2011

I have spent 16 weeks skiing in Engelberg, between March 2003 and February 2011. On my last visit I was still skiing off-piste runs I had not skied before . There is a huge amount of wonderful off-piste around Engelberg and several interesting itineraries. The local mountain guides are amongst the best I have ever skied with over 50 years in more than 100 resorts around Europe and the Americas. I shall return to Engelberg next March for another 2 weeks to re-live so many happy times. I recommend Engelberg (and the Freshtracks holidays of course) to anyone who wants to get into the off-piste and to purple and gold skiers who want to get more of it.

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