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The All New 19/20 Weather Outlook Thread

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BobinCH wrote:
Whitegold wrote:
BobinCH wrote:
Andermatt 350cm on upper trails... Someone who skied there today reported it was sharky.



Nice try, son. But no cigar wink

Andermatt has the most upper snow in the entire Alps.

Your buddy was yanking yer chain wink

https://planetski.eu/news/12310


While you are yanking your chain in your basement churning out resort cowdoo stats, actual skiers are sharing the real story. Here’s your 350cm of shark infested nonsense from yesterday ...



Lol.

Pic looks fake.

Have another link.

300-350cm.

From the official Swiss Tourist Board wink

https://snow.myswitzerland.com/snow_reports/skiarenaandermattsedrun-111/
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Whitegold wrote:
BobinCH wrote:
Andermatt 350cm on upper trails... Someone who skied there today reported it was sharky.



Nice try, son. But no cigar wink

Andermatt has the most upper snow in the entire Alps.

Your buddy was yanking yer chain wink

https://planetski.eu/news/12310


And to provide an objective view of ski depths from slf that illustrate quite how clueless you are with your Andermatt claims...


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So now it’s clear! You sit in your basement scouring internet websites collecting resort stats that you use to to try and put people down. White, f**king gold snowHead snowHead snowHead
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@Sneachta2013, I think Langerzug might not have any connection to Ireland Very Happy The equally foggy and wet Netherlands maybe....... There are plenty of other Irish folk around though
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@BobinCH, and I thought you'd lost your headcam... damn.
alas only iPhone vids this week...
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@zzz, just you wait till all the "Pups" get GoPros for Xmas Laughing
now there’s an idea!

Alas doesn’t look like much to get excited about in the forecast...


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@BobinCH, whats with the CAPITAL sized images? I can understand trying to explain things slowly to @Whitegold, but for the rest of us....
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Well in all the years of being in the mountains, I think yesterday's snow-fall, which I think constitutes a "dump" was probably one of the biggest I've witnessed at lower altitude (1,400m) in a valley.

In terms of actual cms difficult to say as the snow was quite wet, so compressed, compacted, consolidated (choose whatever word) with the weight as temps were always around +1 but a good 100cm did fall I reckon.

Temps in the early hours fell to -4 so we have fine light powder atop of a 10cm base of tough snow to shovel.

Yesterday was also the first time I was unable to move my van due to the depth, and I certainly did try!

And this morning BlueBird !!

Cam panning in our garden

https://stylealtitude.com/serrechevalierweathercam.html
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@Weathercam, looks great....much less further north, and it's damp and foggy now, but the sun comes out for the rest of the week

ECM and GFS ensemble support building for 9th-14th Dec as the next window for low pressure, cold and snow. East is the safest bet, but with the azores high pulling out of france the whole of the northern ridge would do well. A bit far out to be confident...need to see UKMO pick it up soon at +144.

AO/NAO dropping back towards neutral, strat vortex still slowing, and in FI GFS has most of the trop vortex over on our side of the northern hemishpere. Interesting.

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@BobinCH, whats with the CAPITAL sized images? I can understand trying to explain things slowly to @Whitegold, but for the rest of us....


Sorry, only use an iPhone where they all look the same size. Maybe those Imgur ones get blown up?
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Interestingly the snowline was up to 1000 meters below the freezing level on Sunday, an explanation: http://pistehors.com/Z7Alxm4ByuHDGsGAk3Hl/isothermal-snow---you-cannae-break-the-laws-of-physics
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@Weathercam, presume that would be good for La Grave? Would appreciate intel on a good weekend. Still never got higher than P2...
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BobinCH wrote:
@Weathercam, presume that would be good for La Grave? Would appreciate intel on a good weekend. Still never got higher than P2...


la Grave is on the other side of a high mountain pass, so I wouldn't presume anything. There was around 40cm of fresh snow on the west side of the pass.
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Two Irish folk having a discussion on snowHeads. That must be a first.....not many of us on this site over the years but recently I’ve noticed a few user names that could only be ‘as eireann’.....eg ‘langer zug’, Munich Irish, 2waterford. Probably more Out there also


Feicing blow ins.
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Good example in the video of how weather on one side of the mountains can be different from the other...

https://twitter.com/rainmaker1973/status/1201471081019826176?s=21
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Dublin Zurich booked for dec 12th to 16th. Last year some kind snow heads steered me to Zermatt (booked hotel the day before leaving) for the same weekend which was great. 2 days of sun vs 1 in Ischgl was the deciding factor. Given the conditions on the ground are similar, is it ok to have a coin toss between both again this year? Been to both and not looking at other options at present for convenience. Anything in the weather crystal balls to look out for or puts one ahead of the other? Thanks!
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that video makes my legs wobble
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Planning our first ski of 2019-20 for next weekend (Dec 7-Cool. Is there a general consensus on where the best snow is right now in the Alps? We're based in eastern Switzerland but don't mind a drive. Dolomites perhaps best bet? Thank you! (Apologies if these answers have already been established on this thread -- playing a bit of catch up following a long summer hiatus).
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ArlbergMeister wrote:
Planning our first ski of 2019-20 for next weekend (Dec 7-Cool. Is there a general consensus on where the best snow is right now in the Alps?


Serre Chevalier, it would seem but the marmottes are in no hurry to open the lifts

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@BobinCH, maybe its my laptop, it works fine on my phone. They are the only giant sized images in the thread though.
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.......Serre Chevalier, it would seem but the marmottes are in no hurry to open the lifts..........


Damn right too, like I said in the Serre thread we hope to have that sector to ourselves for another ten days or so Cool

Also, that picture was taken before yesterday's additional 150cm up there!!

In fact, game plan is to go back up there tomorrow, as after we came down from a tourette today there were a couple of PGHM guys who were glad to be using my track I'd made earlier and I said I'd look forward to using their's as I'd only done 330m today and I hoped that they were doing the whole 1,100m.

Powder was as light as JapPow up there Cool

And with another clear night should be more of the same.

See that there's more precipitation for this part of the world mid to end of the next week, but that's way off.
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Redial wrote:
Dublin Zurich booked for dec 12th to 16th. Last year some kind snow heads steered me to Zermatt (booked hotel the day before leaving) for the same weekend which was great. 2 days of sun vs 1 in Ischgl was the deciding factor. Given the conditions on the ground are similar, is it ok to have a coin toss between both again this year? Been to both and not looking at other options at present for convenience. Anything in the weather crystal balls to look out for or puts one ahead of the other? Thanks!


I'd wait till day before as there will be tons of accommodation everywhere open. No point in asking about weather until about 3 or 4 days before. As it is andermatt might be a better promise in terms of snow levels (see above). I don't think ischgl has gotten much yet. there's a separate thread here for zermatt, as I recall cervinia has been thumped not sure about zermatt.
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ArlbergMeister wrote:
Planning our first ski of 2019-20 for next weekend (Dec 7-Cool. Is there a general consensus on where the best snow is right now in the Alps? We're based in eastern Switzerland but don't mind a drive. Dolomites perhaps best bet? Thank you! (Apologies if these answers have already been established on this thread -- playing a bit of catch up following a long summer hiatus).


Best snow seems to be in the southern alps and the south side of the main alpine ridge. So dolomites, aosta would be good bets. Weather 2 ski recently had a report on what was good.
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12z GFS another run that shows good potential for much of the Alps from about 09 December. Certainly a trend towards cooling and quite possibly snow as well. All FI for now though. Still worth keeping an eye on Wink
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FI just gets better with age, the 18Z looks to be a blinder, much improved across Austria from the 12z. I'm excited Very Happy
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Phuzzy wrote:
FI just gets better with age, the 18Z looks to be a blinder, much improved across Austria from the 12z. I'm excited Very Happy

Me too,
Fairly cold after a couple of warm days. There’s not that much snow in the forecast though.
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Matt Hugo on Twitter is monitoring a potential very cold spell mid Dec, still too far away though at the moment

https://twitter.com/MattHugo81

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In fact, game plan is to go back up there tomorrow, as after we came down from a tourette today there were a couple of PGHM guys who were glad to be using my track I'd made earlier and I said I'd look forward to using their's as I'd only done 330m today and I hoped that they were doing the whole 1,100m.




Big slab up there yesterday, take care on those closed runs, is that the Combes/Vallons area?

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Drammeister wrote:
Phuzzy wrote:
FI just gets better with age, the 18Z looks to be a blinder, much improved across Austria from the 12z. I'm excited Very Happy

Me too,
Fairly cold after a couple of warm days. There’s not that much snow in the forecast though.


This week looks to be dry, next week though appears to be a big step up. The 00z and 06z has reduced the amount from last nights 18z but ECM appears to be on board now too which is a bonus.
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06z view of snow.

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All looking a bit delbert chillkins.
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davidof wrote:
Weathercam wrote:


In fact, game plan is to go back up there tomorrow, as after we came down from a tourette today there were a couple of PGHM guys who were glad to be using my track I'd made earlier and I said I'd look forward to using their's as I'd only done 330m today and I hoped that they were doing the whole 1,100m.




Big slab up there yesterday, take care on those closed runs, is that the Combes/Vallons area?




That's the Grand Serre Sector, the old cable car.

We did hear some blasting going on yesterday, and then just as we were on our way up there friends WhatsApped this!!!

https://www.dici.fr/actu/2019/12/03/hautes-alpes-une-avalanche-touche-remontee-de-cucumelle-serre-che-mecaniciens-evaluent-degats-1337448





And that was not triggered, that's the Cucumelle chair lift!!!!!

As we were going up there had been loads of massive slides, don't know how many were triggered and how many natural.

This image makes out I'm a lot closer to the Cucumelle that I actually am, you can make out skin tracks going up it, so they probably bombed into the bowl.



Did ski some cracking lines and did get some reasonable drone footage, which I'm currently editing.

And this image shows our ski track in the centre and then our ski tracks to the right of the skin track.



High Res image of the above https://stylealtitude.com/images/vallons_slides.jpg

It also shows the massive slide (left of picture) which I'm pretty sure was remotely triggered with the guns, and then Cucumelle right of the picture.

Pisteurs banned us from skinning up the piste as the bashers were working with cables so it was breaking trail again rolling eyes
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@Weathercam, looks dreamy! Other than the mahoosive slides anyway.
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@Weathercam, Shocked Shocked Shocked
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@Weathercam, blimey, that’s one of my red flags, a naturally occurring avalanche on similar terrain, head straight home, carefully.
It doesn’t look that steep either.


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Oh sod it, no doubt the forum police will have a moan especially as I'll triple post this vid, but was great and using the drone, plus you'll get a better idea as to what the terrain is like.


http://youtube.com/v/WjL2jV4XoZw
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@Weathercam, brilliant. That drone is rock steady.
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Weathercam wrote:


Big slab up there yesterday, take care on those closed runs, is that the Combes/Vallons area?




That's the Grand Serre Sector, the old cable car.[/quote]

Natural slide, according to your friends at the PGHM.
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Despite the UKMO dragging it's heels at 120-144, it's only a matter of time according to ECM and GFS mean 8-10 day charts.
Incoming vortex.

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Oh sod it, no doubt the forum police will have a moan especially as I'll triple post this vid, but was great and using the drone, plus you'll get a better idea as to what the terrain is like.


http://youtube.com/v/WjL2jV4XoZw


Perfect conditions! Drone footage is dreamy. Tried it in follow mode? Your GoPro footage is getting too much glove action - try it on chest or helmet?
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