A lot of powder, but sunshine and no precipitation coming up

By meteomorris on 12 February 2019 · 4

Hurry up! Snow has fallen, it is cold and the conditions are fantastic. But you better be fast... I am high pressure area Dorit and I am going to lock things up. I lead storms from the Atlantic Ocean with a big arc around the British Isles, Norway and Poland to the Alps. You will certainly not see any significant snow in the coming days. You will see a lot of sun. The temperature will rise in the western Alps and the eastern Alps will see a rise in temperature as well. Don't expect a new PowderAlert for a while. Signed Dorit.

Dorit, your worst nightmare
Dorit, your worst nightmare

High pressure area Dorit puts an end to a month full of snow. But do not worry, a lot of snow came down in the northwest and north of the Alps on Monday. In addition, the nights stay fresh and the snow on the northern slopes will remain good. By thinking carefully you can certainly ride powder in the coming period. Fresh snow came down in the following regions in the last 48 hours:

Snowfall last three days
Snowfall last three days

The sun comes out from the west today and it snows in the northeast, but the sun shines everywhere on Wednesday and it remains sunny until after the weekend.

Snowfall today
Snowfall today

Peak season in the Alps is coming up. The holidays already started in France and it will get busier the next couple of weeks. Please also read this article 'Peak season: tips to ride powder.'

It gets busier, the sun is dominant and if you still want to ride powder than the recipe looks like this the following days:

  • Tuesday: powder in the usual suspects in the aforementioned regions
  • Wednesday: powder in the smaller family ski areas and the forgotten ski areas in Switzerland in the regions mentioned above
  • Thursday to Sunday: warm air moves into the Alps. Resorts with north afces and, even better, resorts in inneralpine valleys guarantee powder. Anyone who takes his splitboard or touring skis will certainly have a good time. Dive into the untracked forests or earn your turns. Nothing better to make some nice tours in the sun. The snow machine may be temporarily switched off, but if you think carefully and are prepared to hike, you will definitely find powder. Go for north faces + inneralpine areas. Good luck!

As wePowder Pro you get access to the 14-day snow and weather maps and the 14-day forecast per resorts (we've got all the resorts in the Alps covered). You never have to miss a dump anymore. When you are wePowder Pro you also have access to 1000+ inspirational freeride routes in the most beautiful freeride areas of the Alps. Sign up as wePowder Pro today. It works great for your karma as well and you'll support the development of the wePowder platform! Thanks!

Stay stoked, Morris


  • Fuschetto
    Fuschetto op 12 February 2019 · 17:33
    I would like to highlight the excellent snow conditions in the Orobie Alps (between Como and Bergamo). The last storm on Sunday brought more snow than predicted by the weather models, and in larger quantities than in the northern Alps such as the Retiche and the Adamello group.
    To date, only the northwest wind is partly damaging as it arrives.

    regards powder-guys
  • meteomorris
    meteomorris op 12 February 2019 · 17:48
    @Fuschetto thanks for sharing!!!
    May the powder be with you.
  • Trapoutre
    Trapoutre op 14 February 2019 · 12:49
    Hi Morris and Arjen,
    The 15 coming days (at least) look very nasty. How realistic is it that Dorit stays so long over Western Europe? Do we have to start dancing? Thanks
  • Arjen
    Arjen op 14 February 2019 · 18:20 One day, they'll invent synthetic powder, ban all kinds of work and give you a free liftpass...


You need to be logged in to post a comment in this topic. Login or create an account.

Upgrade to wepowder Pro

  • Extended 14 day forecast
  • Slope angle and exposition terrain layers
  • Inspirational freeride routes
wePowder Pro