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Dolomites 2016/17 Weather Report

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Snowing again across the dolomites this morning:

https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/italia/trentino-alto-adige/bolzano/colfosco-alta-badia.html
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Snow right down to Ortisei 1200m...but forecasts are showing a thaw from the middle of next week for all but the highest/shadiest areas. Sad

A little wait yet for Winter proper! snowHead

http://www.bergfex.com/groeden-sankt-ulrich/webcams/c557/
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Mysterious 'smoking' lumps appear in Selva...... snowHead



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They're certainly making huge amounts while it's cold enough. They'll survive any mild spell and get spread out as a base ready for Val Gardena's opening weekend on 3rd Dec, just over 3 weeks away!! snowHead
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Just 3 days of cold temps needed for the 69 state-of-the-art snow cannons to cover the entire Saslong WC Downhill course to a depth of 40cm with artificial snow. It's 3500m long and 70-80m wide... Shocked

http://www.saslong.org/?pagid=17&artid=2896&lang=eng
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ARPAV are reporting accumulations of 11-29cm in N Dolomites from last weekend's event with up to 10cm of new snow in the last 24h...not as impressive as the falls reported in the NW Alps of 60-100+cm, but a useful wintry-looking start on the webcams and cold enough temps for the snowmaking to kick into top gear and lay down a good base for the season opening...

http://www.arpa.veneto.it/neve_valanghe/it/pdf/dolomiti_nevevalanghe.pdf

http://www.arpa.veneto.it/upload_arabba/bollettino_neve/DolomitiNeveAlSuolo.pdf
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Looks like those snow cannons have been doing their job at the top of the Saslong course below Ciampinoi summit...

http://www.bergfex.com/groeden-wolkenstein/webcams/c553/

Just need to avoid too mild a spell for a great start to the season! snowHead
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On the fringes of the Dolomites, but this report from the Presena glacier above Passo Tonale last weekend over on the Alpinforum looks fantastic for November with 120cm of fresh pow!! snowHead

http://www.alpinforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=56301
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On the webcams yesterday, I saw a person 'skinning' up to Piz Sella as a 'basher' pisted to slope - thought 'lucky ba***rd'...... !
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On the webcams yesterday, I saw a person 'skinning' up to Piz Sella as a 'basher' pisted to slope - thought 'lucky ba***rd'...... !


He would have been luckier if the piste basher had given him a ride! Very Happy

Looks very promising. Hope the trend continues!
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(cannons running again tonight)
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Marmolada looks likes its already in a good state - the lifts open early this year, 26th of November at Civetta and Marmolada...

http://www.bergfex.com/marmolada-passo-fedaia/webcams/c2927/
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I don't want to put a dampener on things and it looks like it's going to be OK up high, but the current milder SW flow might bring some rain to the valleys over the coming week...Bergfex says snowline hovers around 1700-2000m. Sad

http://www.bergfex.com/arabba/wetter/prognose/

But I guess once it turns cold again they'll switch on the cannons and repair any damage to the home runs. There should be plenty at altitude ready for those early opening dates. snowHead
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Watching with interest as heading out 14th to San martino in badia. Not been before. Thanks for the updates guys and gals.
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webcam showed rain in Arabba today Sad
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Yes, it's all gone a bit soggy in the valleys. Sad
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Is anything open at the moment in Kronplatz?
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Is anything open at the moment in Kronplatz?

Not much yet. But more supposed to open this weekend

http://www.kronplatz.com/en/kronplatz/ski-lifts-slopes/ski-lifts
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The mysterious mounds are still at Plan de Gralba, but now surrounded by brown grass! Sad

The mild, soggy conditions have certainly taken their toll lower down. Up high above 2000m there's been some useful snowfall, but not the huge dumps seen at altitude in NW Italy in the Monte Rosa resorts, Cervinia & Sestriere. snowHead

http://www.bergfex.com/sestriere/webcams/c4870/

Seen a pic from Airolo in the Italian part of Switzerland where the chairlift is almost buried!

Looks like it's going colder and drier next week in the Dolomites...time to switch the snow cannons back on! Very Happy
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Belvedere area above Canazei looks all complete and ready to open next weekend! snowHead

http://www.bergfex.com/campitello-fassatal-col-rodella-val-fassa/webcams/c2924/
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Over for the 2 dolomite snow head bashes. Friends that are low intermediate looking for a resort the week before. So 21/1-28/1/17. Good options - resort wise?
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@Mark1863, Any of them really...

The Alta Badia (Corvara/La Villa/San Cassiano) is an intermediates paradise - lots of cruisy blues

Canazie has the Belvedre bowl above it and the area above Alba (ten minutes up the valley) is another area suitable for intermediates.
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After a few days of deep cold with snow cannons at full pelt, it's turning milder again for a few days.

No precip in the short-term though, the wigglies show a possibility...two weeks out in FI... Sad

http://old.wetterzentrale.de/pics/MS_1146_ens.png

Looks like another season start with valley runs below 2000m as ribbons of white surrounded by brown meadows, but at least this year the top half of the mountain is looking white!! snowHead

The situation is illustrated nicely in this photo-report over on Alpinforum of Kronplatz (Plan de Corones) ski area taken at the weekend....

http://www.alpinforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=56416
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@luigi, Remarkable - just like it was last January when we visited for the day.
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@luigi, Remarkable - just like it was last January when we visited for the day.


Last season there was a 2 month drought from mid-November to mid-January, thankfully by mid-Feb when I arrived normal service had resumed and we had an overnight snowfall in Alleghe village at 1000m. snowHead

Hopefully by January 2017, there'll be some natural cover top to bottom to supplement the man-made stuff...though nothing too hopeful yet in the forecasts! Sad
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We arrive 2weeks today. Was hoping for more than white pistes in the middle of green fields Sad
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Sad person that I am - just been watching the Boe bubble operating in Corvara..

https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/italia/trentino-alto-adige/bolzano/corvara-in-badia-dolomiti.html

2 lifts and 3 pistes open Smile
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We arrive 2weeks today. Was hoping for more than white pistes in the middle of green fields Sad


It really wasn't that obvious last January that there had been little to no natural snow for weeks. We were staying in
Pedraces and yes the piste down from Santa Croce had brown fields and trees on the boundaries but the artificial cover was excellent. Once we got up into the main areas from La Villa it was hardly noticeable and very few pistes were closed.

We are going late March this year so things could be quite different but still very enjoyable snowHead
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Not a classic start to the season and a bit of re-run of last year, but many lifts opened over the weekend. snowHead

219 out of 460 lifts showing open this morning with 405km of piste across 11 out of 12 of the Dolomiti Superski areas.

The Sella Ronda Clockwise route is fully open today. Counter-clockwise is almost complete from Arabba-Corvara-Selva-Col Rodella, then using downloads between Col Rodella & Lupo Bianco above Canazei...looks like just one vital piste closed in the Belvedere-Pordoi sector which means the link back to Arabba isn't complete.

http://www.dolomitisuperski.com/en/live-info/open-lifts

No significant natural snow on the 16-day forecasts and temps look to rise as winds swing around in the current persistent High Pressure zone, but it looks like the temps have been cold enough to cover many of the vital lower pistes with artificial.

http://old.wetterzentrale.de/pics/MS_1146_ens.png

That pesky High Pressure needs to slip away east...in the meantime enjoy the wall-to-wall sunshine!! Cool
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No significant natural snow on the 16-day forecasts and temps look to rise as winds swing around in the current persistent High Pressure zone


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World Cup racing in Val Gardena on the 16th & 17th...as long as you weren't hoping for off-piste, I'm sure you'll have fun as there's a lot of piste skiing open already...night-time top-ups from cannons & immaculate grooming will keep it all going if the current drought continues! snowHead

You may be lucky and the High Pressure slips away and lets some fresh moisture in from the Med, they can sometimes do that with only 48-72hrs notice on the charts...so there's still time!
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There is a glint of hope of a breakdown early next week and although it sounds like it will only benefit Austria, a change in the pattern is welcome if we want fresh natural snow in the Dolomites, the situation is well-described here...

http://wepowder.com/forum/topic/234236
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Programme for the Saslong Classic FIS World Cup racing in Val Gardena 16-17th December...

http://www.saslong.org/?pagid=98&lang=eng
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Looks like the sort of snow moving operation we get up to in the Pennines snowHead
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This Trip Report thread has been updated with a new report from Val Gardena (Plan de Gralba, Col Rodella, Passo Sella) on Sun 4th Dec...looks like if you stay high (above 1800-2000m) & north-facing, there's plenty of good piste skiing available...looks a bit brown lower down and on the sunny aspects, but at least the peaks are all white this year! snowHead

http://www.alpinforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=56416#p5098425
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Brings new meaning to "snow farming!"
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World Cup racing in Val Gardena on the 16th & 17th...!

Sounds good may head over there. How easy to get there from San martino in badia?

Not looking for off piste at all. Happy to cruise pistes all the time.
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"..How easy to get there from San martino in badia..."


You cant ski direct : Bus (or drive) from Piculin to La villa ; join sella ronda, then ski to Selva
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Hopefully the very dry air currently over the Dolomites (below 20% humidity) together with the weak sun and long shadows will retard the rate of snow loss, despite the double digit temperatures forecast over the next couple of days.

There seems to be agreement of a cool down after that and hopefully a return to snow making. I’m guessing they still have plenty of water (and money) left!

According to Bergfex two thirds of the lifts and more than half the runs in the Sella Ronda appear to be open. That’s remarkable !

There is little prospect in this model run of heavy snow in the foreseeable future, but perhaps it would be a shame to let poor visibility, wind and wet spoil the spectacular views and the sunny, empty runs.
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