PA #11: Let's enjoy some freshies NOW!


By meteomorris on 6 March 2016 · 3

It's been snowing in the Alps since Friday night. The above video is shot in the southern French Alps yesterday, but the other regions in the Alps also got a lot of freshies. The reports pretty much say it all and the measuring stations show nice values. All in line with the forecasts and that is nice to see. It's still snowing on the border of Austria and Italy, but also on the border between Italy, Slovenia and Austria. The storm will be less intense after today. The conditions in large parts of the Alps are good and with the sun breaking trough the clouds the next couple of days the riding will be good! If you are traveling to the Alps the next couple of days and you want to support wePowder and this forecast, book your accommodation using this link. We receive a small percentage of every booking made through this link and this helps us a lot to improve wePowder and advice you even better. Thanks in advance! In this forecast:

  • Storm Bianca is a good one
  • PowderAdvice for the next couple of days
  • Plenty of powder to be found next week
  • Long term: the temperatures may rise, but may also drop...

Storm Bianca is a good one

Storm Bianca dropped down to the Alps as announced. The current was south-west at first, but in the course of the Saturday the air rapidly cooled down and the snow line dropped everywhere. Most snow came down on the border of Switzerland and Italy, and it was ON especially around the Maloja pass. Meanwhile, the core of Bianca split in two. One part is north of the Alps, another part south of the Alps and it's moving to the east right now. That is why it is still snowing heavily on the border between Italy and Austria.

Snowed in car on the pass in Nassfeld
Snowed in car on the pass in Nassfeld

It will stop snowing in the course of Sunday. The sun will come out in the west of the Alps, but it will still snow in the east. The sun will come out pretty much everywhere on Monday. But due to the lack of a high pressure area it's still snowing from time to time, especially on Monday. The clouds will come in from the northwest at the end of the day and you can expect another 10-30 cm of freshies. Thanks to the cold temperatures the snow will be cold and fluffy. And it looks like another front will come in the night from Wednesday to Thursday. But the sun will come out as well the next couple of days. It will be cold, there are plenty of freshies and the sun will come out once in a while. What else do you need?

PowderAdvice for the next couple of days

Sunday and Monday will be powderdays in:

You can expect more freshies in the northwest in the night from Monday to Tuesday and this will result in a powder day on Tuesday in:

A new front might come in on Wednesday, but the storm path is not defined.

Plenty of powder to be found next week

There is a good base between the trees in many places and almost the entire Alps got some freshies in the last 36 hours. It's still snowing locally and it stays cold. This will be a nice week, with some snowfall and some sunshine. A great week to ride powder next to the slopes, but also to go out on a tour. You don't want to miss this week.

Long term: the temperatures may rise, but may also drop...

What will happen after Friday is still uncertain. A strong high pressure system is getting ready to take possession of the Alps and this could lead to two different scenarios: Either the high pressure area will be placed right above the Alps resulting in high temperatures (without precipitation) during the day. The other option is that it will position itself just west of the Alps and this will result in freshies from the north to the east. It's still far away and the next update will be published on Monday evening. If you want to book your accommodation: support wePowder and use this link.

Stay stoked! Morris

Comments


  • Bjarmann
    Advanced
    Bjarmann op 6 March 2016 · 22:45
    About Pyrenees, is there really 100% everywhere? Thinking of going there by thursday but maybe better of in smal resorts in the Alps. Anybody?
  • Bjarmann
    Advanced
    Bjarmann op 6 March 2016 · 22:46
    Misser a Word, is there really 100% powderstress everywhere in the Pyreenes?
  • kipeens
    Beginner
    kipeens op 8 March 2016 · 00:25
    Some freshies in Gasteinertal, Austria from today

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