Pasta, espresso and powder in the Piedmont

By meteomorris on 26 January 2018 · 6

A small storm is moving into the Piedmont right now. Compared to previous calculations, the intensity has been considerably reduced, because the storm is less strong than expected. In addition, the storm is further away from the Alps at the start, reducing the duration of the precipitation. Small storms like this remain difficult for the models. Nevertheless, there is about 20-35, locally 40 cm of fresh snow in the forecast for parts of the Piedmont until Saturday. It will be a game of 'nowcasting' in the coming hours, where webcam images, radar and weather station data are closely monitored to gain insight into where the storm reaches its sweetspot. Most precipitation is calculated at the end of the afternoon/beginning of the evening and Saturday morning can start as a powder day. You'll find the best conditions in the Piedmont on Saturday and Sunday. You'll find a summary below in the video forecast.

Milder from Sunday

It will quickly become milder in the Alps from Sunday. That will remain so until next Tuesday. Although it is mild, the air is very dry in large parts of the Alps and the nights are clear and cold. There is still powder to be found on the northern and shadow faces. The exception is Austria, where some clouds may come in on Sunday and you might expect some precipitation.

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New storm cycle coming up

If PowderAlerts #12 does not fit into your schedule, then PowderAlerts #13 might be an option. There is a good chance that the current will turn northwest to north in the middle of next week. 30cm + on the existing base is more than sufficient for a new PowderAlert. More about that later. Let's enjoy PowderAlert #12 first. It is certainly not super deep, but a beautiful espresso and the world's best pasta as lunch combined with some powder. Always better than a day at the office.

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Stay stoked, Morris


  • JoeBiondino
    JoeBiondino op 26 January 2018 · 18:57
    Morris, thanks for the video update and really enjoying wepowder pro features this year!!

    We have our car packed and ready to go to hit the Piedmonte.

    Could you shed some further light on where in the Piedmonte you are expecting the most snow and best conditions over Saturday and Sunday?
  • Scarlettabbott
    Scarlettabbott op 26 January 2018 · 19:38
    Great report. Beats the UK weather forecasts. Happy to be a pro user. 😃. Keep up the good work Morris. Was CMH OMG last season - think Europe may have the edge this season 😃
    Jonny English
  • Rob Dob
    Rob Dob op 26 January 2018 · 19:46
    Usually it also beats the French and Italian forecasts

    well done
  • Ed48
    Ed48 op 26 January 2018 · 23:00
    The most of the offpiste is in the state of concrete right now. Not sure 20-30cm of freshies will cover this. I think its not worth going this PA and its better to wait for the next one.
  • romvag
    romvag op 27 January 2018 · 13:26
    Hi there, following the advice from Morris, drove to Bosco Gurin yesterday afternoon. Awesome conditions this morning especially above 1900m, with sun and 30/40cm fresh.
    Now getting super warm, but was definitely worth it!
  • NicZH
    NicZH op 29 January 2018 · 22:15
    I was in airolo yesterday and the powder was there combined with sunny day, good coffee and swiss italian-style food. I strongly recommend this resort for the beauty of the landscape, the village, the trees and many freeride possibilities easyly reachable from the lift. Thanks again Morris for the tip.


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