by meteomorris on 11 March 2014
Time for the big couloirs (Through PowderQuest app)
It's warm in the Alps. That warm that the freezing level is around 3000 meters during the day. The risk of wet snow avalanches is increasing, especially because the snow cover is getting more humid in large parts of the northern and western Alps. Check this article for more information and don't forget to check your local avalanche bulletin on a daily basis.
by meteomorris on 7 March 2014
A special weather forecast today, because the weather for both the short and the long term will be mild and sunny for the Alps. A huge belt of high pressure areas is taking over the Alps, keeping the fronts at distance and bringing sunny and warm weather the next couple of days. PowderAlert #21 was the last PowderAlert for now. Next week will be characterized by sun, sun and….sun.High presssure is taking over
PowderAlert #21 was a good one. It locally brought a lot of freshies and colder temperatures. That resulted in nice reports. Like the one below from the Queyras. But as from today, spring will take over.Live from the Queyras
by meteomorris on 4 March 2014
I announced PowderAlert #21 on Sunday. PowderAlert #21 would come in three phases. Phase 1 and 2 have passed and I’ll look forward and have a look back at the last couple of days. But before I start with my forecast….Enjoy the freshies that are there or that will come down the next couple of days (in Austria), because the long term isn’t looking that good with high pressure dominating the Alps. Another reason for me to ride some powder in Japan.Just another turn in Niseko
PowderAlert#21: phase 1 and 2
by Arjen on 3 March 2014
This is Tijn Manuel, 11 jaar year old and spending around four weeks a season in Tignes. And his main activitty over there? Riding powder of course. Of course he's carrying a beacon, probe and shovel. Add an airbag and helmet to that as well and it looks like Tijn (and probably his parents as well) know what he's doing. Great job Tijn! Keep it going!
by meteomorris on 3 March 2014
I announced PowderAlert #21 yesterday. More details today. I’m in Japan (Niseko) right now and it’s snowing pretty hard. Since they have artificial lights here in the area I’ll be riding powder tonight as well. Pretty awesome.
by meteomorris on 2 March 2014
PowderAlert #20, or better depression Andrea, brought a lot of freshies to the Alps. According to my forecast, the most snow would come down in the Piemonte and that's exactly what happened. They locally had around two meters of freshies in 36 hours. Okay, one more time: 200 centimeters in 36 hours. Alagna in the Monte Rosa is now more looking like a ski village on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. Check out the pictures of blogger 49 who is enjoying the mother of all winters in Alagna.Japan? No, Alagna
The snow came down in the Piemonte, the south of Wallis, the northern regions of Ticino and the French Alps. It was on! And because the temperature dropped, the quality of the snow will be okay for a while.Lots of freshies in Switzerland
by 49 on 2 March 2014
OK, it's not fair and sharing is so much better. If only I could change a thing about it. Spring was entering Alagna and out of nothing came Andrea. Bringing about two meter fresh white dust in just 36 hours. Lifts closed, road closed. A few pictures from an Italian mountain village that was covered in a day.
by meteomorris on 27 February 2014
According to a French mountain guide the winter starts after February the 15th. This is the moment that the French Alps are getting in shape, the higher alpine is getting better and better, the winds are getting less strong and you can start riding better and steeper couloirs. Today is a sunny day, more freshies will come down tomorrow.
by meteomorris on 26 February 2014
I was walking on the beach this morning and you could feel that summer was on its way. Sun, some nice temperatures and some surf. This is the moment for me that marks my transition from winter to the beginning of spring. Moving from tree runs to couloirs and big mountain lines. I've had a fair share of pillow lines, found waist-deep powder in the southern Alps and didn't see that much sun in all the storms.
PowderAlert #19...it's snowing
As expected, PowderAlert #19 is bringing snow to the Alps right now. It's not really deep, but you can still manage to ride some powder in the western and northwestern regions of the Alps. Every flake counts and does it get any better than to get out there and find your own line?
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