A new storm has popped up on the maps. The Alps will be in the path of a new storm from Tuesday. An active depression moves via the British Isles towards Scandinavia. A strong western current is starting between this depression and a high pressure area above the Atlantic Ocean and this current will bring snow to the west and north of the Alps. This active front is expected in the Alps by Tuesday. You can get ready for PowderAlert #11. In this forecast:
Saturday was and Sunday will be mostly sunny in the Alps. A high-pressure area above the Baltic states keeps storm depressions at a distance and an eastern current brings cold air to the Alps. Some incoming clouds cause poor visibility only in the far east of Austria, the southern French Alps and the Piedmont. A lot of snow came down on the southern side of the main alpine ridge at the beginning of this week, which is still loose and powdery. There is room for the sun until Monday and you don't have to expect fresh snow until then.
Although the last snow already came down a few days ago, there is still plenty of untracked snow to find. Especially in the small family ski areas there is still something to find. The new snow could quickly set itself, because huge amounts of snow came down last week in a short time. The avalanche situation has improved considerably in many areas and it's not as critical as it was in the first days after the snowfall. That means that you can ride more lines, but always read the local avalanche forecast and adapt your plans to it!
PowderAlert # 10 is still in effect and I already published a list with tips about a week ago. That list is still going strong and can be found here. Take advantage of it, because PowderAlert #11 is coming up, but this alert comes with a lot of wind.
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A new storm is heading for the Alps. An active depression starts a western current with lots of wind and snow from Monday evening. First of all, the Alps still have to deal with a rising snow line because the wind temporarily turns to the south a bit it and it warms up during the passage of the warm front on Tuesday, but the cold front soon follows with a rapidly falling snow line and snow to deep into the valleys on Wednesday. In addition, the wind is pretty strong. Cold and warm fronts will alternate even later in the week. The Alps are in the line of fire of the jet stream, and as a result the wind will get stronger. The timing of the fronts is still difficult because of that strong jetstream. For the time being I think that PowderAlert #11 will only bring cold powder (and tree runs) from Wednesday. This will be the rhythm of the storm right now (but obviously this can change).
You can expect a lot of snow in the western and northern Alps, but you don't have to expect precipitation south of the main alpine ridge.
I'd go for Wednesday and Friday for the best powder. More details tomorrow!
Stay stoked, Morris