The northern Stau is getting on fire. They dumps aren't that big as mentioned yesterday, but it will snow steadily where the region north of the line Engelberg-Innsbruck-Radstadt picks up the most snow. In some areas they already measured 40-45 centimeters of freshies and another 20-40 centimeters is added the next 24 hours.
Northern Stau on fire
Another 20-50 centimeter of freshies
Last weekend it snowed steadily and quietly in the northern Alps. In the western and southern Alps on the other hand it was dry and sunny. Winter is starting slowly to dominate the Alps and with the snow that's is still to come it's time for the real tree runs. A little late, but better than never.
Today the clouds come in again quickly from the north and it will continue to snow in the northern Alps till Tuesday. As said another 20-40 centimeters of freshies, locally even a good 50 cm or more. Wednesday will be sunny again just like in the rest of the Alps. Although the wind will be pretty strong from time to time in the western and southern Alps, it will mostly be dry and sunny.
Midlong term: PA#8 or PA#9?
The current will turn to the northwest starting on Thursday. Initially this will result in a lot of snow between the Arlberg and Grenoble, where the emphasis lies in the northern French Alps and western Switzerland. Then the snowfall is expanding towards the Pyrenees, the entire Northern Alps East and the Southern Alps. It will snow far into next week and you can expect 150 centimeters, maybe even 200 centimeters of freshies.
I still have some doubts whether I should call this PowderAlert #9 or just an extended PowderAlert #8. What do you think?
Where to go?
From today through Thursday. It will be on by Wednesday.
From Thursday it will snow in the northwest. It will be ON from Saturday. Tomorrow the tips for this weekend. For now, seize the day and stay stoked.