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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
31 Mar 2015 12:53
 
Resort temporarily closed
Snowfall:
Last snowed 30 Mar 2015
Fresh snow 20cm
Last 7 days 46cm
Next 9 days 112cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 330cm
Lower piste depth 20cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Closed
Resort runs Closed
Off piste snow Heavy
Lifts:
Lifts open 0 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 heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Thu night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -1°C on Fri afternoon, min -8°C on Wed morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WNW on Wed morning, light winds from the W by Fri afternoon).
Tuesday 31 March 2015

Strong winds have led to the closure of all lifts

Wednesday 01 April 2015
Moderate snow

27cm snow expected

-8°C max temp

Thursday 02 April 2015
Moderate snow

41cm snow expected

-3°C max temp

Friday 03 April 2015
Snow showers

6cm snow expected

-1°C max temp

Snow overview for Switzerland
Monday 30 March 2015

Fresh snow has fallen in abundance to many of our featured resorts in Switzerland over the weekend, with some resorts reporting as much as 35cm at high altitude unfortunately the mild temperature at mid-mountain level has brought rainfall but there is plenty of fresh snow higher up just waiting to be skied upon.

The resort of Champery (0/110cm) has reported up to 35cm of fresh snow over the weekend, which has drastically improved skiing at high altitude. The lower resort runs tell a different story as they have become quite heavy with the recent rainfall. Further up however the skiing is excellent with powdery slopes and pockets of fresh powder off the piste. Of the 16 lifts, 15 were turning for the new arrivals. It was still very cloudy on Monday 30th March as the weekends clouds were still lingering so visibility was reduced somewhat.

Saas Fee (70/350cm) was closed on Monday due to high winds.

The week ahead is looking very cloudy with a high probability of continued light snowfall, followed by heavier snow towards the end of the week. The temperature should start to fall too which make for excellent slope conditions.

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Sally Gough
Posted: 22/03/15
Ideal for a long weekend
Overall rating: 5 stars
Sally Gough
Visited: March 2015

Being just an hour and a half transfer time from Zurich airport and with Swiss offering a late evening flight back to Heathrow on Sunday's and free ski carriage, Engelberg is ideal for a long weekend giving 3 full days skiing. We booked through Flexiski and got the ski club discount.

We flew out on Thursday morning and were in resort by 4.30pm. Hotel Terrace was comfortable and welcoming and our smallish ensuite double looked out over the town. We opted for the Half Board option which was buffet style for both breakfast and dinner, with a good choice, particularly at breakfast. Unlimited house wine was included at dinner, which was a nice surprise and made the £50 per person charge for the 3 nights very reasonable indeed. It wasn't gourmet food, but it was more than adequate. Lift passes were included in the hotel rate and they even provided us a room to shower in before we left for our private transfer back to the airport on the Sunday just after 5pm.

The only downside was that it took the best part of an hour from leaving the hotel in the morning to get to the top of the mountain... Once there, lift queues weren't bad and the skiing was very good. The resort is known for its huge off-piste opportunities but, other than the itinerary linking two areas, we didn't venture off- piste at all. There was sufficient on-piste skiing but we covered pretty much all the runs each day. The long blue back into the village was in good condition, though it tended to become slushy towards the bottom later in the day.

Eating and drinking up the mountain was generally reasonably priced and certainly less expensive than I expected.

All in all, I'd recommend Engelberg for a short break ski trip, but 3 days is enough, unless you're into the off-piste stuff. I'm sure we'll go back!

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