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Dolomites Weather/Snow Report (& useful links) 2018/19

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jimmybog wrote:
Here is the snow report for the dolomite areas. Don't think the Arraba one is correct though - 110cm ??? Puzzled Puzzled

https://www.dolomitisuperski.com/en/live-info/weather-snow


Valley 0 :: Mountain 200cm !! -- must be measuring on the Marmolada !!

https://www.dolomitisuperski.com/en/ski-area/arabba/weather
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Ten days before opening at Kronplatz and 11 at Alta Badia. If the forecast doesn't change too much then it looks like they will be able to open some runs on schedule.
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jimmybog wrote:
Here is the snow report for the dolomite areas. Don't think the Arraba one is correct though - 110cm ??? Puzzled Puzzled

https://www.dolomitisuperski.com/en/live-info/weather-snow


Hmm, yes, the top of the Marmolada would have copped a load from the storm a couple of weeks back when Venice flooded, perhaps?? Puzzled
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A good example of the current Snow-making operation in Selva - main Dantercepies runs look complete + the link runs through the town are showing up

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Unfortunately the humid flow of air from the south is frustrating snow making at the moment. Looks like the air will be drier next week which should help.
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Snowing in Madonna di Campiglio (the very edge of the dolomites I guess)
https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/italia/trentino-alto-adige/trento/madonna-di-campiglio.html
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@scotspikey, nice -- they were testing the lift when I followed your link
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https://www.valgardena.it/en/webcams/

Webcams looking good this morning. Just hope it doesn’t all melt as temperatures rise during the day
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Persuing the Selva webcams this AM I notice that the 'live' ones are now in High Definition..! Smile -- check it out

https://www.valgardena.it/en/webcams/ciampinoi-live/
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a bit geeky

https://snowreport.skicarosello.it/skicarosello/?lang=en
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Very dry air today according to albobs link above. Only 47% humidity which is good news for preventing snow loss and for making snow.

You might enjoy playing with this Cool
https://www.ventusky.com/?p=46.30;11.98;7&l=humidity

Temperature is above freezing but they are still able to make snow because of the dry air. Opening in 4 days time will be focusing their minds.
https://www.dolomitisuperski.com/en/ski-area/kronplatz/webcam
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Two days to go and good conditions for snow making. Dry air and moderately low temperatures.
https://www.bergfex.com/trentino/wetter/stationen/canazei/
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Quelle Horreur !! -- The Selva webcams are no longer 'real-time' ; they appear to be on a 30/40 minute loop. Detracts somewhat from the experience for me Sad


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Saw the local ski club forming up for a race on Piz Sella webcam this AM -- so it begins Smile
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First day of the season proper in Madonna di Campiglio. Busy at Groste, full of snowboarders as free board testing there. Very quiet in Folgarida Marilleva. Pistes decent especially high up in Groste area. Maybe 50km open between the two areas.

Off piste doesn't really look an option right now as might be too many rocks near surface except maybe if I toured higher above lifts in Groste area. Great weather, blue sky no wind.
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Bit overcast this morning. Surprisingly still cool and dry enough to make snow though.
https://www.bergfex.com/alta-badia/webcams/c13383/

The Bergfex forecast looks quite good this week. The dollies look to be sheltered from most of the rain today and tomorrow. Looks to get cooler again by next week.
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https://www.skiresort.info/ski-resort/kronplatz-plan-de-corones/webcams/
Great day by the look of it Cool
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Are there are any Val di Fassa road experts on this thread?

I'm renting in Canazei for the season and will have a car and was wondering which roads are badly affected by winter weather?

Particularly, down the valley to Cavalese and on to Trento and the road through Carezza and on to Bolzano.
Also, how are the routes to Selva, Arabba and Malga Ciapela?
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@dhorst, certainly not a "road expert" but when i have been there the roads are cleared quickly. The resort links are high (+2000m) passes with associated weather
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dhorst wrote:
Are there are any Val di Fassa road experts on this thread?

I'm renting in Canazei for the season and will have a car and was wondering which roads are badly affected by winter weather?

Particularly, down the valley to Cavalese and on to Trento and the road through Carezza and on to Bolzano.
Also, how are the routes to Selva, Arabba and Malga Ciapela?


The road in the Fassa valley is ok if there is no snow snowstorm. So no problem to come from Trento from the Autostrada. (avoid saturdays)

The road to Selva - well anything can happen try to look on the webcams at the Passo Sella. (there are hotels up there - so they will clear as fast as possible)



The road to Arabba over Pass Podoi is the same - look at webcams. (there are hotels up there - so they will clear as fast as possible)

The road to Malga Ciapela is the same - but I have not seen a webcam on the road yet.

From Malga Ciapela it goes quite up. to the pass.

All 3 passes can be closed when there is snow. With caines it would be possible if they are not closed.


If there is a lot of snow go of the Autostada at Ora / Auer (but a long slow way on SS48 if you come form north) If no snow on the pass go though Val Gardena. (nice drive)




But you can ski there as well. Toofy Grin Madeye-Smiley
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The 'Ronda' was showing as fully open today - both anti and clockwise :: Good start for the season Smile
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dhorst wrote:
Are there are any Val di Fassa road experts on this thread?

I'm renting in Canazei for the season and will have a car and was wondering which roads are badly affected by winter weather?

Particularly, down the valley to Cavalese and on to Trento and the road through Carezza and on to Bolzano.
Also, how are the routes to Selva, Arabba and Malga Ciapela?


The valley roads are ploughed and gritted when it snows.

The Carezza, Sella, Pordoi and Fedaia passes will close during and immediately after a heavy snowfall, but they do get cleared as quickly as possible, though I can't imagine anyone wanting to drive over them with all that pow to play in!! snowHead

The main roads are usually dry and clear, as it doesn't snow heavily that often in this driest part of the Alps.
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Snowing lightly at the moment (webcams) with more light snow over the next week Smile
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Snowing lightly at the moment (webcams) with more light snow over the next week Smile


Yep saw that this morning on the Alta Badia cams. Band of snow came through earlier from the North West. Keep it coming!! Smile Smile
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Looking good. 261 out of 452 lifts open and 540 kms of runs now open out of 1,200.
Cold enough again for snowmaking and the weather looks good today.
https://www.kronplatz.com/en/planning-booking/webcams

A bit more light snow creeping over the Alpine ridge is possible the next couple of days.
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^^Light dusting throughout Val G this am, looks like all will be well for a white Christmas, even if there's only a few cms between the pistes.
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@Pasigal, Any more expected from the local forecast?
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There's a useful 17cm for Val Gardena at altitude and 10cm in Selva village over the next 3 days on the Bergfex forecast, as well as colder air for snowmaking.

https://www.bergfex.com/groeden-wolkenstein/wetter/berg/

Not bad considering it's coming from the NW and the Dolomites are on the leeside. It should make the hillsides white ready for World Cup week & Xmas.
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So for the Dolomites to get a proper dump they need a system to come from the south? And meet cold air from the north?
I guess that would be a more unlikely scenario.
Hopefully they get something like that before January 6. Very Happy
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Seven days of cold weather from Monday will make the big difference for the lower runs.

Alta Badia has got 28% more to go to complete it’s snow making and another 43% of slopes left to groom.

By this time next week they may well be approaching 100%, as long as they have suffient water, electricity .........and money available Very Happy
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So for the Dolomites to get a proper dump they need a system to come from the south? And meet cold air from the north?
I guess that would be a more unlikely scenario.
Hopefully they get something like that before January 6. Very Happy


Yes, the moisture needs to come from SW or SE and meet the colder air from N or E or just what is already trapped in the mountains. Altitude of course makes a difference to the temperature and what any precipitation falls as.

You're right, it is less common than the prevailing Atlantic westerlies & north-westerlies and the Dolomites are on average one of the driest regions of the Alps as a result (https://wepowder.com/en/forum/topic/212343), but the air coming from the South is usually loaded with moisture from the Gulf of Genoa or the Gulf of Venice, so when a Genoa Low or particularly for the Dolomites, an Adriatic Low, does happen the results can be spectacular...as in Feb 2014...



In the meantime, you may have to content yourself with the flurries passing over from the North and the snowmaking.
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ski/news/Snow-making-keeps-pistes-open-in-the-Dolomites/
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luigi wrote:
sbooker wrote:
So for the Dolomites to get a proper dump they need a system to come from the south? And meet cold air from the north?
I guess that would be a more unlikely scenario.
Hopefully they get something like that before January 6. Very Happy


Yes, the moisture needs to come from SW or SE and meet the colder air from N or E or just what is already trapped in the mountains. Altitude of course makes a difference to the temperature and what any precipitation falls as.

You're right, it is less common than the prevailing Atlantic westerlies & north-westerlies and the Dolomites are on average one of the driest regions of the Alps as a result (https://wepowder.com/en/forum/topic/212343), but the air coming from the South is usually loaded with moisture from the Gulf of Genoa or the Gulf of Venice, so when a Genoa Low or particularly for the Dolomites, an Adriatic Low, does happen the results can be spectacular...as in Feb 2014...



In the meantime, you may have to content yourself with the flurries passing over from the North and the snowmaking.


That was really an event.There were some refugee camps all around.
Great skiing the week aften, even though Passa Falzorego was closed and we could not make Lagazuoi that winter.
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@Hyst, "Great skiing the week after, even though Passa Falzorego was closed and we could not make Lagazuoi that winter."


I was in Arabba the week after 'Snowmageddon'

Good idea of Snow depths below.... Smile




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Right. Very Happy

And the return lift from the Mamolada was knocked out.
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The meteoceil model indicates a warming up in 4 days time but it doesn't seem to be getting too warm. The model predicts a pronounced diurnal variation and low levels of precipitation which suggests stability ie. good weather for skiing.
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Ronda closed due to high winds today -- suspect that is a rare occurrence ?
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@albob, nope, quite common, but usually well forecast.

The SR goes over between 2 and 4 high exposed passes depending on your definition.
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Ronda closed due to high winds today -- suspect that is a rare occurrence ?


Yes, it does happen a fair bit, but it doesn't necessarily mean all the linking lifts and runs are closed. It may just be one or two exposed links are closed or at risk of closure if the wind is due to get stronger later in the day, so they have large red flashing dot-matrix signs warning you not to leave your home valley. It would be chaos if thousands of skiers ended up stranded in the wrong valley at the end of the day.
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@albob, nope, quite common, but usually well forecast.

The SR goes over between 2 and 4 high exposed passes depending on your definition.


In Italian it's also known as the 'Giro dei 4 Passi', so yes, you traverse 4 famous Dolomite passes...Sella, Pordoi, Campolongo & Gardena.
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