It was pretty good this weekend. PowderAlert #18 brought 50-100 centimeter of freshies in the French Alps, Unterwallis and the Swiss northern alpine ridge. The rest of the Alps got around 20-50 centimeter of freshies. The Powfinder timeline was full of powderpics. It was pretty deep and as a result of the dropping temperatures the snow got colder and colder. PowderAlert #18 was one to remember. And PowderAlert #19 is waiting around the corner. Will this bring another 100 centimeters?
A new storm (named Pille) is ready and waiting above the Atlantic to move from Iceland towards Europe. With a core pressure of 955 hPa and a northwestern direction it will be on from Wednesday morning. But we have to deal with the last days of PowderAlert #18. You’ll see some leftovers of the northstau in the northern Alps on Monday. You can expect another 10-30 cm of freshies till Monday night. The wind will turn to the northwest and the French Alps and the western parts of Switzerland can expect snow on Tuesday and Wednesday. How much? Well, around 100 centimeter of freshies above 1400 meter between Tuesday and Friday. Further east this will be around 10-40 centimeters.
There will be a northstau in the northern Alps on Monday. It will be dry in the west. A weststau will hit the French Alps on Tuesday. The treeruns will be awesome in the afternoon. A pretty persistent weststau will hit the French Alps and the western parts of Switzerland. The treeruns will be awesome with dry snow. The weststau will still be on in the French Alps and the western parts of Switzerland on Thursday. Treeruns, treeruns, treeruns.
The current seems to turn north after Thursday and this will result in freshies for the northern Alps. The air will get colder and colder and the snow will be colder and lighter as well. You can expect 20-60 centimeter due to the northstau in the first Alps on Thursday and Sunday. This might locally be around 80 centimeters.
The first week of February will be a week not to be missed! It’ll be cold, there’ll be lots of snow and the treeruns will be awesome. I’ll be in the western Alps by Tuesday. After deep powder in Canada with CMH, now deep powder in the Alps.