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AHHHHHHHH Rain in Soll

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Ceefax reporting rain on lower slopes yesterday and 5 degrees. Hope it doesn't damage their excellent 85cm base as I'm off in 3 weeks. Anyone been out there recently?
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The 6 day forecast shows light rain today and then 5 days of snow so should be good. I was in the Sol area 2 weeks ago and had a fantastic time with perfect snow conditions.
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its due to get bloody cold and snow like buggery over next few days in alps, so i would treat this as a minor hiccup!! snowHead snowHead snowHead

::fingers crossed::

Plus, 3 weeks is a very very long time in meteorological terms...youll be just fine im sure (plus maybe youll have missed the crowds by then!)

Lets all just be happy we get to go skiing at all, many people on this world will never have the opportunity to experience the sensation!
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I'm sure I read somewhere that for a really good snow base, a bit of rain followed by falling temperatures and lots of snow was better than just lots of snow. Can't remember if it made for better skiing, or it glued the snow better to lessen the avalanche risk, but even so I don't think it is such a disaster. Not fun to be skiing when its raining though.
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Jonpim, im not totally sure about that, surely a layer of ice topped with a layer of soft snow is going to worsen avalanche risk, as this new layer of snow is effectively not bonded to the layer below the ice, making the top layer like a big slab??

That said, maybe in wrong, and im sure the experts will be able to fill in the gaps!....the worst i guess is a layer of snow, then ice, then hail...its like a layer of ball bearings...danger!!
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tomski01, I think you are right, or at least more right than I was - as usual the situation with rain, snow and avalanches is not a simple on. It seems to depend on the age of the snow, the temperature, and amount of rain.
In general rain is bad (ref. 1). Lots of rain is very bad (ref. 2). Rain on new snow is also very bad (ref. 3). Old hardpacked snow is safer (ref. 4). And if the temperature drops and the rain freezes then it can strengthen and bind the snow (ref. 5).
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Following the rain last Saturday 12th February, there was a huge thunderstorm during the night and it started snowing, and it hasn't really stopped all week. I would think at least 1 metre at the village level. I haven't seen conditions like this in Austria for a long time.

If you haven't booked anything yet anywhere in the "Ski Welt" ski pass area ie. Soll, Itter, Hopfgarten, Scheffau, Ellmau, Going, and Westendorf is currently absolutely fantastic. Madeye-Smiley Sunshine though is currently in short supply Sad
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Cheers DAVID SNELL, We are staying in the Eggerwirt in Soll.
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johnboy,
You definitely won't be disappointed!!
Have a super time.
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