It's snowing in the northern Alps!


By meteomorris on 8 December 2014 · 0

Gargellen Montafon
Gargellen Montafon

Finally some snow for the northern Alps. It's not much yet, but it's better than nothing. I suspect that the owners of hotels and appartements in the Northern Alps are now cheering, because let's be honest, it much easier to rent your rooms when it looks white! Should get your powder skis from the basement and drive straight to the Vorarlberg? No, not really (yet). The conditions of the glaciers of Sölden, Stubai, the Pitztal and Kaunertal are improving rapidly. Let's check out some webcams.

Arosa
Arosa

Graubünden, Switzerland
Graubünden, Switzerland

Grossglocknerstrasse
Grossglocknerstrasse

Zillertal
Zillertal

Obertauern
Obertauern

Damüls
Damüls

Kleinwalsertal
Kleinwalsertal

Black Forest (Germany)
Black Forest (Germany)

Until tomorrow morning (Tuesday morning), another 5-25 centimeters is expected, with the upper echelons of Graubünden, the glaciers of Tyrol (Sölden, Stubai, the Pitztal and Kaunertal) but also South Tyrol in Italy can expect the most snow. Especially in the coming evening/night some snow might fall as the snowfall crosses the main alpine ridge to the south.

Snow for the central part of the Alps
Snow for the central part of the Alps

How to continue?

Tomorrow morning is will be fun to have a look at webcams, because the snowfall in most parts of the northern Alps just isn't enough to have a great powder day. It is only the areas above 2000 meters in the main alpine ridge of Tyrol and Switzerland where the base is fine. And because the sun is coming out on Tuesday is great riding in resorts like:

  • Stubai

  • Pitztal

  • Kaunertal

  • Solden

  • Obergurgl

  • Sulden am Ortler

  • Passo Tonale

  • Corvatsch

Don't expect a really deep day, but there's more than enough snow for a good powder spray.

More snow is coming down in the far south of the Piemonte. Because once the front crosses the main alpine ridge if will continue into the Po Valley to hit the peaks of Limone Piemonte and the Tende Tunnel where it will be reactivated. Check out the image below.

Snow deep down south in the Alps
Snow deep down south in the Alps

Unfortunately, there's still nothing open and there was zero base for the start of the weekend, but it's a pretty sight. Do you live in the south of the French Alps or the Italian Piemonte, your best bet is to go touring around the Mont Viso today. They had some nice snow in the eastern part of the Queyras and the touring is great in Saint Veran today.

Great weather to go touring
Great weather to go touring

There will be still some snow coming down in the northern Alps on Wednesday and Thursday, though it's not much, no more than 2-10 centimeters. A new front will kick in on Saturday, providing the complete main alpine ridge with freshies. After that, it seems that a low pressure area will be formed in the Po-Valley. We'll see what happens. Anyway, you'll know where to go this week.

Another update tomorrow,

Stay stoked

Morris


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