Make sure you check your avalanche risk and ride safely!
Today and tomorrow it’s time to take a close look at the stormwatch. A very influential low pressure area named Joachim was above the Atlantic this morning with a pressure of 1006 hPa, but this is going down rapidly 980 hPa and will bring a lot of snow and wind, especially on Friday. Since Monday the Western Alps have seen 30-70cm of fresh, with a snowline between 1000 and 1800m. On Tuesday it was particularly warm with rain during the night in the west, but later it snowed in the east. The Main Alpine Ridge received 15-25cm.
Today we saw a first front from the west, with a receding snowline to about 800-1000m. The so called Nordstau-regions got the most precipitation (French Alps, Glanerland/Voralberg and around Dachtstein). Unfortunately, due to the Joachim a sudföhn will pickup on Thursday night, with very strong winds in the higher Alpine. The snowline will go up towards 1400-1700m in the west, with a coldfront hitting later during the Friday. Then the sudföhn will weaken and the wind will turn towards a north-westerly direction. This will cause the snowline to drop again, to about 500m during Saturday-night, marking the beginning of a nordstau with flurries of snow during the weekend, especially in the Voralps and Northern Alps.> Poederregio's: Salzburgerland & Steiermark, Ostlicher Alpennordhang, Voralberg & Tirol, Berner Oberland, Zentral Schweiz & Graubunden, Haute Savoie, Wallis & Berner Oberland, Isère & Savoie & Alpes du Sud.Lange termijn
On Tuesday a very active front from the north-west will move in, bringing a lot of snow. Coming from the Northwest, the snow will spread out over the Northern Alps with an enduring Nordstau. More details on this later this week.> Lange termijn poeder indicatie: Alps & Scandinavia.Poeder Advies
On Friday it will be stormy with a relatively high snowline in the west and a Sudföhn in the east. Not the best day to go riding. On Saturday, the stom will settle down and with the colder snow from Friday, this might be the best day to go riding. Over the weekend, temperatures will go down with snow coming from the north-west. Be aware that on Friday and Saturday the avalanche danger in certain regions is going up dramatically. Check your risk and ride safely!> Where to go: Chamonix, La Rosière, Champex-Lac, Espace Killy, Sainte Foy en Tarentaise, Les Karellis, Vallorcine, Super St. Bernard, Paradiski, Pralognan la Vanoise, Les Trois Vallées, Ovronnaz, Verbier, Valfréjus, Flaine, Les Portes du Soleil, Les Marécottes, Leysin - Les Mosses, Bonneval sur Arc, Aussois, La Grave, Haute-Nendaz, Adelboden-Lenk, Les Sybelles, Serre Chevalier, Anzère, Flumserberg, Lötschental, Jungfrau Region, St. Anton am Arlberg, Les Saisies, Puy st. Vincent, Crans-Montana, Gstaad, Saas Fee, Säntis, Montgenèvre, Zermatt, Oberstdorf/Kleinwalsertal, Valmorel, Zinal/Grimentz, Arêches-Beaufort, Andermatt, Les 7 Laux, Alpe d'Huez / Grandes Rousses, Alpe du Grand Serre, Risoul/Vars, La Clusaz, Flims-Laax-Falera, Ischgl, Sörenberg, Bregenzerwald, Engelberg/Titlis, Seythenex, Scuol, Disentis, Galtür, Nauders, Oberstaufen, Mittenwald Karwendelbahn, Obertauern, Mayrhofen, Pra-Loup, Montafon, Isola 2000, Tauplitz, Garmisch Partenkirchen, Fügen/Hochfügen, Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Ötztal, Tschiertschen, Pitztal, Fulpmes/Stubaital, Zauchensee, Davos-Klosters, Kaprun/Zell am See, Wilder Kaiser/Brixental, Lenzerheide-Valbella, Krippenstein, Sportgastein, Fieberbrunn, Kühtai, Axamer Lizum, Innsbruck - Nordkette & Arosa.Stay Stoked!