PA #11: another 30 cm of freshies


By meteomorris on 8 March 2016 · 0

A new front came in from the northwest last night and espicially the pre-Alps of the Haute Savoie and the Swiss Berner Oberland got some snow (15-30 cm of freshies). The snow came down with little wind and is cold and dry. Today was a great powder day in the northwest of the Alps. Especially since it was pretty cold and the snow was preserved well. It was the last day with significant snowfall this periode. Big storms aren't coming close to the Alps, so we don't have to expect freshies anytime soon. But the conditions in the Alps are pretty good at the moment and the sun will come out the next couple of days, so the riding will be pretty 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:

  • It won't snow for a while
  • Plenty of powder to be found this week
  • Long term: the Russian bear

It won't snow for a while

The polar low that arrived in the Alps last night brought cold and dry powder. That's why I just love to ride in March! Cold air comes in and leaves a blanket of fluffy pow on an existing snow cover. It's the best combination possible. But it's pretty special that it remained cold for a couple of days. The temperatures even were below zero at 1000 meters altitude. And that's pretty unique in March. It will stop snowing and an active high pressure area is trying to reach the Alps (but is pretty much failing). The sun will come out on Wednesday in the north(west) of the Alps. The air will remain a little unstable and in the night to Thursday it might snow in the west of the Alps a little bit. The temperatures will stay low, there are plenty of freshies and the sun will come out once in a while. What else could go right?

Plenty of powder to be found this week

It snowed a bit in the northwest on Tuesday. Wednesday will be a powder day in:

The sun will return on Wednesday and after Wednesday you'll probably have to go on a tour to find some untracked powder. Tips are:

Long term: the Russian bear

Something special is happening on the weather maps. An active high pressure area arrives in Europe, causing the temperatures to rise at first. But... the current will move to the northeast later this week (or at the beginning of next week). This will result in cold air from the Arctic. This cold air could reach the Alps in the beginning of next week. Whether that involves heavy snowfall is hard to tell right now, but it could happen that you're riding cold and fluffy powder next week. More about that tomorrow. Time for me to hit the powder again! If you want to book your accommodation: support wePowder and use this link. Thanks to everyone who already made a booking!

Stay stoked! Morris


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