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The Arlberg Snow Report 2021/2022 (Dec 3 - April 24)

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@stanton, closing the tunnel is a pretty big thing to do, it is one of the major east west European links, with no real alternative route. The Arlberg pass is hardly suitable for anything more than cars and a few buses. I wonder if they might have to have a timed one way system? It is going to mean huge traffic jams for months on end and not pleasant for summer visitors to St Anton. The Vorarlberg folk might be happy as they will be able to claim they are cut off from the rest of Austria so might as well join Switzerland Smile
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They closed it before summers 2014-2017 for the 1st phase renovation, they know what they are doing...

Pre 1978 Trucks used to roll through St Anton Day & Night Very Happy Very Happy

Here are the details

https://www.asfinag.at/ueber-uns/newsroom/pressemeldungen/2021/sanierung-arlbergtunnel/

https://ms-my.facebook.com/bezirksblaetterlandeck/videos/arlbergtunnel-im-sommer-2022-und-2023-gesperrt/1008655759896383/
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Some more fotos of new Madlochbahn construction.

https://www.alpinforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=991&start=6350#p5329622
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So, if the ski season actually happens this year, we have 2 windows to head to the Arlberg. Either the 2 weeks after NY or a week around March 13th.

We usually visit, stying in Lech, last week in Feb/first week in March and 9 times out of 10 have had fantastic conditions. In later March the base will be good presumably, but getting warmer (my friend not a happy Spring skier unfortuantely). In early January, what are 'typical' conditions like. I know its weather so anything could happen. But I'd guess pistes decent and some off-piste? Or ...

All opinions appreciated!
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@gortonator, if you want the best chance of dry snow, even powder, then early January is your best bet. You could encounter some seriously cold days - the coldest I have encountered was -26C on Schindler, but that is very rare. -10 to -15C is fairly common. On the flip side, there might not be enough depth for decent off piste; Look out for sharks! The first 2 weeks after NYE are generally very quiet.

Your best bet for decent snow depth is certainly early March. Off piste should be good, in terms of depth. You will however likely have freeze-thaw conditions, especially on the lower half of the mountain. If Easter does not fall in the period of your stay, then it will again be getting quieter.

It is however “weather”, as you say. In my 18 years of skiing there, I think I have seen just about every variation. You might get fantastic powder drops in March, or you might sunny, warm days in January. Sorry, I cannot be more precise, but I think you know the nature of our playground.
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Some years there will be lots of snow in December followed by a cold January which can make for great skiing but perhaps more likely is not so much snow with the first big falls coming in January. March is likely to be just about maximum coverage but from the middle of the month the snow can get slushy in places though that really only affects the lower south facing runs in Lech & St Anton. One point to bear in mind is that the ski routes like Madloch dont have snow making so generally dont open until January when the base has built.
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Thx - we've had some pretty amazing pow in early March virtually every year, but going 2 weeks later probably reduce likelihood and def be slushier. Which is fine by me but not friend.

Good point about snowmaking/ski routes. Hotel we stay at usually is right at the end of the Madloch!

Will almost certainly be a last minute decision anyway given experiences of last 18 months. We were actually in Lech for the last weekend they were open in 2020. Was a great ski week!!
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@gortonator, you can’t say 2 weeks later will def be slushy. I’ve had weeks in early April that were cooler and had more fresh snow compared to very warm and dry Marches!
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kitenski wrote:
@gortonator, you can’t say 2 weeks later will def be slushy. I’ve had weeks in early April that were cooler and had more fresh snow compared to very warm and dry Marches!


Sure. Not 'for sure'. But statistically more likely. Even though we've had great snow early March last few years, it has generally warmed up quickly each day. Seem to remember few days when below 0C at end of ski day in Lech.
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@gortonator, I think you get more fresh snow days in April than March, but also warmer avg temps!
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kitenski wrote:
@gortonator, I think you get more fresh snow days in April than March, but also warmer avg temps!


https://www.onthesnow.com/vorarlberg/lech-zuers-am-arlberg/historical-snowfall.html
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More constuction Fotos of neu Zugerbergbahn

https://www.alpinforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=991&start=6350#p5330055
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http://youtube.com/v/hjpKFyW6AkY
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@gortonator, the slopes will be much quieter in Jan., after the New Year. As has been mentioned Jan usually brings heavy snowfall, but I've had rainfall also in Jan below the mid stations. Off piste is more of an issue, snow depth/base usually not so well established, but pistes good and not so busy. Certainly the second week of Jan is quieter, obviously so are the bars.
I am usually in St. Anton Jan - March.
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@gortonator, @kitenski,

The winters in Lech am Arlberg since 1926/27


http://youtube.com/v/xyWUhK1wuWU

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Lifts Construction fotos & video

https://vorarlberg.orf.at/stories/3120698/

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Folks... Expect Covid Pass access to anywhere indoors this season similar to Germany's 3G's (geimpft, genesen, getestet) rule.
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@stanton, more likely to be 2G, including lifts. No jab no ski!
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@munich_irish, 2G for sure. I wouldn't be too surprised to see it reduced to 1G, regardless of your genesenen status
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2G

This is quite Possible ....

Amsterdam is now looking to Berlin's 2G model

https://nltimes.nl/2021/09/15/netherlands-adopt-berlins-nightclub-plan-let-clubs-open-overnight


Whatever solution Vienna announces for the coming season ...it needs to be soon because many tourists will weigh their travel decision on what will be possible ...

Many Folks will NOT travel (especially from the UK who have to fly ) if they can only get "Half a Holiday experience " to what they are used to....

I already Know some things Sad but I will leave it for now...
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Aw go on @stanton, let us in on the secrets!
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@Steilhang, you should know by now that @stanton, has many top secret sources, usually they can be found by reading newspapers or Alpinforum Very Happy . I will be fascinated to see if he plans to go skiing next season given that he has said he will not get vaccinated, no jab no ski perhaps no jab, no taxi driving!
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@munich_irish, valid points. But you have to understand St.Anton values him so much he will have a special dispensation to ski whenever and wherever he wishes and the locals will be honoured to be given covid by him...
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@munich_irish, I think he'll be okay. he skins up, no mechanisation required!
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