Ski Club 2.0 Home
Snow Reports
FAQFAQ

Mail for help.Help!!

Log in to snowHeads to make it MUCH better! Registration's totally free, of course, and makes snowHeads easier to use and to understand, gives better searching, filtering etc. as well as access to 'members only' forums, discounts and deals that U don't even know exist as a 'guest' user. (btw. 50,000+ snowHeads already know all this, making snowHeads the biggest, most active community of snow-heads in the UK, so you'll be in good company)..... When you register, you get our free weekly(-ish) snow report by email. It's rather good and not made up by tourist offices (or people that love the tourist office and want to marry it either)... We don't share your email address with anyone and we never send out any of those cheesy 'message from our partners' emails either. Anyway, snowHeads really is MUCH better when you're logged in - not least because you get to post your own messages complaining about things that annoy you like perhaps this banner which, incidentally, disappears when you log in :-)
Username:-
 Password:
Remember me:
durr, I forgot...
Or: Register
(to be a proper snow-head, all official-like!)

The All New 20/21 Weather Outlook Thread

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
ECM completes the set....still some warm air wrapped in from the SW, and 8 days away



NH profile, showing mean ECM ensemble pressure anoms has +PNA Index (Pacific North America), usually seen with El Nino, southerly US jet, with -AO, -NAO, southerly Euro jet, Greenland high, Scandi high, Euro trough....La Nina early season footprint....but not perfect, a little too far west still

snow report
 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
The two latest EC operational both shows low pressure coming down from northwest towards the Alps. Might see some heavy snowfall in the next weekend over large areas. Far out, but still looking quite likely.

As @polo showed, a good taste of moderate La Nina over Europe now. Talking about La Nina, after that sudden warming in Enso 3,4, the temperatures have dropped quickly again. Where will it go next?
snow conditions
 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Continuing to shape up quite nicely for next weekend.



With a bit of snow midweek too.
ski holidays
 You need to Login to know who's really who.
You need to Login to know who's really who.
Let‘s see how this develops...

latest report
 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Next 10 days temp anomalies, probably deepest over SW alps


Looks like a best case scenario from the Friday options shown....initially the trough heads towards Iberia, but just about manages to phase with the smaller Tues-Wed low that will have arrived from the NE down towards Genoa.
Here's the key timeframe on thursday, where the bigger NW low is about to link up with the smaller Genoa low, tilting the main trough SE.....see noz chart above for Sat
.

Good chance this pattern gets stuck for a week or so, with the 8-10day showing the Canada high sinking, heavy snow eastern seaboard, Atlantic high edging further towards greenland and the euro trough disrupting against the semi-permanent Russia / Scandi high


Footnote for nerds....the pacific low is odd for a La Nina base state, likely MJO related ....convection pushing east? AAM is diving -ve into mid Dec....wonder what it all means, if anything.
ski holidays
 You'll need to Register first of course.
You'll need to Register first of course.
Here‘s the 12z GFS update. Still looking good for the Italian/Austrian border.



That little secondary low delivering.

ski holidays
 Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
nozawaonsen wrote:
Here‘s the 12z GFS update. Still looking good for the Italian/Austrian border.



A good pasting for the Dollies and Osttitrol next weekend, eh?

Would lay a good base for the season, might not need to fire up the snow cannons so quickly.
ski holidays
 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
@luigi, looking that way for now.
snow conditions
 You'll get to see more forums and be part of the best ski club on the net.
You'll get to see more forums and be part of the best ski club on the net.
    60cm of cold smoke on Saturday/Sunday would be very welcome!
    ski holidays
     Ski the Net with snowHeads
    Ski the Net with snowHeads
    Bergfex is saying there will be a masssive dump (approx 1.5m over 3 days) in east tirol
    https://www.bergfex.at/matrei/wetter/berg/

    West side of Kärnten not looking too bad either
    https://www.bergfex.at/nassfeld/wetter/berg/
    snow report
     snowHeads are a friendly bunch.
    snowHeads are a friendly bunch.
    Snowing in the Jungfrau area
    snow conditions
     And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
    And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
    Still some small swings east and west on the track of the weekend low, but a good illustration of how even with a strong -NAO and -AO, some parts of the alps could end up with some warm air.....low pressure too far west brings up warm air on the eastern flank, so could briefly end up with a FL some 2000m higher at the eastern end, and the heaviest snow on the south ridge. Thankfully the whole system pushes east into early next week.



    Very widespread snow across europe now likely, with GFS 06z showing 88cm for Scotland, 17cm for Wales out to the 8th
    ski holidays
     So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
    So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
    Snowing in Tignes per the webcams - https://en.tignes.net/webcams

    Snowing in Meribel as well - https://m.webcam-hd.com/meribel/meribel_chaudanne
    latest report
     You know it makes sense.
    You know it makes sense.
    It’s just over ten years since we woke up to heavy snow in Scotland, there was also thunder snow which I had never experienced before, normally snow doesn’t last long in this area but due to the cold and the council being unprepared we were walking on ice for about a month, the skiing was fantastic all winter. snowHead
    ski holidays
     Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
    Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
    polo wrote:

    Footnote for nerds....the pacific low is odd for a La Nina base state, likely MJO related ....convection pushing east? AAM is diving -ve into mid Dec....wonder what it all means, if anything.

    Yep. Just makes things more complex.

    Anyway, finally got around to the seasonal outlook:
    https://longrangesnowcenter.net/2020/12/01/european-winter-outlook-2020-21/

    Hedging my bets a little, with an average-slightly above average snowfall forecast for the winter.
    ski holidays
     Poster: A snowHead
    Poster: A snowHead
    @Jellybeans1000, Interesting read. Exciting start of December in Europe with H in northeast and a lot of activity in Southern Europe/ the Mediterranean. A classical moderate La Nina winter situation. The situation in North America at the moment is anything but typical for a moderate La Nina historically. Could become a very good snow season in the Alps if this continues. EC operationals/ENS and latest GFS operationals/ENS all suggest that in some forms this weather pattern will last until mid December. EC ens keeps the temperatures slighly below average in the long range in the Alps.
    snow report
     Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
    Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
    High pressure in place over the entire West Coast of USA. Jet stream has decided to check out Canada for awhile. Maybe by end of next week, a few weak lows will start to break down the high. Until then, Canada is a good place to be, if you want fresh snow. GFS and Euro runs seem to indicate a few signs of life for the 2nd half of December. Time will tell...
    ski holidays
     Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
    Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
    LWD take for those who may have winter hiking on the mind.

    Starting Friday 4.12, heavy snowfall in South, marked increase in avalanche danger

    “The current ZAMG forecast foresees 50-70 cm in the valleys of East Tirol, 120-180 cm in the mountains. Along the Main Alpine Ridge as far as the Ötztal Alps, up to 50 cm in anticipated in the valleys, 100-150 cm in the mountains.”



    https://lawinen.report/blog/avalanche-warning-service-tirol.blogspot.com/3356715935583964890
    snow conditions
     You need to Login to know who's really who.
    You need to Login to know who's really who.
    Looking beyond the big dump in Austria/Italy the Écrins got a mention here
    https://wepowder.com/en

    And Meteo Suisse calling out Andermatt for a big dump over the weekend
    ski holidays
     Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
    Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
    Meanwhile in tabloid land it’s...

    Schnee-Chaos!

    https://www.wetter.at/wetter/oesterreich-wetter/schnee-chaos-in-oesterreich-die-besten-bilder/456199753

    Live road closures here if you are having a slow day.

    https://www.wetter.at/wetter/oesterreich-wetter/schnee-chaos-tauern-und-suedautobahn-gesperrt/456188238

    snow conditions
     You'll need to Register first of course.
    You'll need to Register first of course.
    @nozawaonsen, rolling eyes Meteo fenestre indicates that it has now stopped snowing here, and there is at least 3mm on next door's roof (which is what I can see from my computer). Hopefully the next bout will bring a little more...
    ski holidays
     Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
    Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
    @Scarlet, Laughing
    latest report
     After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
    After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
    So ugly...
    snow report
     You'll get to see more forums and be part of the best ski club on the net.
    You'll get to see more forums and be part of the best ski club on the net.
    @BobinCH, shocking day in the mountains...
    ski holidays
     Ski the Net with snowHeads
    Ski the Net with snowHeads
    Nice to see...cheers all!
    snow report
     snowHeads are a friendly bunch.
    snowHeads are a friendly bunch.
    Looks like there could be heavy snowfall in the Dolomites / Southern Austria this weekend



    The folks at Severe Weather can get a bit over excited at the prospect of more extreme weather events but they think a big storm with significant avalanche / flood risk

    https://www.severe-weather.eu/mcd/extreme-snow-italy-alps-europe-mk/
    ski holidays
     And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
    And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
    munich_irish wrote:
    Looks like there could be heavy snowfall in the Dolomites / Southern Austria this weekend

    The folks at Severe Weather can get a bit over excited at the prospect of more extreme weather events but they think a big storm with significant avalanche / flood risk


    Yep, expecting 1 to 1.5 meters across Dolomites at altitude. Snow level will vary between 800 and 1500 meters on Saturday. Flooding likely to be an issue between the southern Dolomites and the pre alps with possibly 200mm of rain expected. Dont think natural snow will be an issue for the Val Gardena world cup ski races mid December.
    snow report
     So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
    So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
    Bananas
    snow conditions
     You know it makes sense.
    You know it makes sense.
    Cortina, Italy, at 1300m.

    snow report
     Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
    Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
    BobinCH wrote:
    Looking beyond the big dump in Austria/Italy the Écrins got a mention here
    https://wepowder.com/en

    And Meteo Suisse calling out Andermatt for a big dump over the weekend


    Yes a storm has rolled in here overnight, heavy snow with a strong wind. Forecast to continue all day. The weekend should be nice although of course the lifts are closed.
    latest report
     Poster: A snowHead
    Poster: A snowHead
    Mölltar glacier expecting over 2m of fresh (mainly on Sat & Sun)

    https://www.bergfex.at/moelltalergletscher/wetter/berg/
    ski holidays
     Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
    Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
    Claude B wrote:
    BobinCH wrote:
    Looking beyond the big dump in Austria/Italy the Écrins got a mention here
    https://wepowder.com/en

    And Meteo Suisse calling out Andermatt for a big dump over the weekend


    Yes a storm has rolled in here overnight, heavy snow with a strong wind. Forecast to continue all day. The weekend should be nice although of course the lifts are closed.


    We had a lot of wind last night but it is very warm this morning and doesn't look like any new snow in the mountains around Grenoble.

    Update 11am: precipitation has started, falling as snow to around 1200/1300 meters maybe 900 in the Haute-Savoie
    snow report
     Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
    Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
    SLF forecast.

    https://www.slf.ch/en/avalanche-bulletin-and-snow-situation.html#snowpack

    Weather forecast through Friday, 04.12.2020

    Skies are expected to be heavily overcast, accompanied by short foehn-induced bright intervals in the northeastern regions. Snowfall down to low lying areas is expected over widespread areas, most of which will fall in the southern regions.

    Fresh snow

    By Friday evening, the following amounts of fresh snow are anticipated:

    - Ticino, as well as Main Alpine Ridge from Lukmanier Pass as far as the Bernina and southwards therefrom: 30 to 40 cm;

    - Upper Valais part of the Main Alpine Ridge and western part of the Jura: 20 to 30 cm;

    - remaining regions of Switzerland: 5 to 15 cm over widespread areas;

    - along the central and eastern parts of the Prealps and in northern Grisons, it will remain dry by and large.

    Temperature

    At midday at 2000 m, between -6 °C in the southwestern regions and -3 °C in the northeastern regions.

    Wind

    In the western regions strong-velocity southerly winds, in the other regions of Switzerland blowing at storm strength;
    in the valleys of the northern regions, foehn windstorm, slackening off in the afternoon.

    Outlook through Sunday, 06.12.2020

    Skies will be heavily overcast. Winds from southerly directions will be blowing at moderate to strong velocity, in the eastern regions temporarily blowing at storm strength at high altitudes. In the northern regions, a small amount of snowfall is expected to fall down to low lying areas on both days. On the Main Alpine Ridge from Lukmanier Pass as far as the Bernina, approximately 40 to 60 cm of fresh snow is expected to fall each day, in the remaining parts of the southern flank of the Alps approximately 30 to 40 cm each day. The amounts of fresh fallen snow expected to fall on Sunday are still uncertain. In the furthermost southern regions, the snowfall level will ascend to approximately 1500 m.

    On the southern flank of the Alps, on the Main Alpine Ridge from Upper Valais into the Engadine, and in the southern parts of the Urner Alps, the Glarus Alps and central Grisons, avalanche danger levels are expected to increase markedly. Increasingly frequent naturally triggered avalanches are expected to release, including even very-large sized ones in isolated cases in shady avalanche starting zones above approximately 2500 m. On Saturday, avalanche danger level 4 - high - is expected to be reached on the Main Alpine Ridge from Lukmanier Pass into the Engadine and southwards therefrom. In the remaining regions of Switzerland, avalanche danger levels will also increase, but not as strikingly.
    ski holidays
     You need to Login to know who's really who.
    You need to Login to know who's really who.
    It seems like there are some interesting snow directions for France today. Multiple bands of snow approaching from different directions, with the heaviest falls forecast to be in the northwest and southeast (and the Haute Maurienne) but perhaps not much the "middle". Quite unusual?
    ski holidays
     Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
    Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
    @denfinella, It will only Snow in the Tarentaise and Haute Tarentaise when the Forhn stops blowing which will be after noon today .
    snow report
     You'll need to Register first of course.
    You'll need to Register first of course.
    @BobinCH, is that verbier?
    snow conditions
     Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
    Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
    Latest 06Z GFS charts showing some crazy accumulation numbers for NE Italy/S Austria...2...3...4+m!!!



    More Schnee-Chaos coming!! Shocked Shocked snowHead
    ski holidays
     After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
    After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
    ajc2260626 wrote:
    @BobinCH, is that verbier?


    Good heavens no! That is the ugliest resort in the Alps, according to some?!?! Val Thorens.
    snow report
     You'll get to see more forums and be part of the best ski club on the net.
    You'll get to see more forums and be part of the best ski club on the net.
    @BobinCH,


    Last edited by You'll get to see more forums and be part of the best ski club on the net. on Fri 4-12-20 14:27; edited 1 time in total
    ski holidays
     Ski the Net with snowHeads
    Ski the Net with snowHeads
    ajc2260626 wrote:
    @BobinCH, lol i have actually being to verbier (farinet) but have blurred memories...... is there much snow in verbier at the mo? am toying with the idea of coming out next week for a week with the family? if there is could you recommend any self catering places near the nursery slopes? Smile


    Yes there is some snow and lots of accommodation available - check airbnb. But the beginner skiing will be in La Chaux so look for accommodation nr Medran (main lift) or one of the bus stops serving it if you are hauling kids. You may want to move this post to the Verbier thread to avoid getting flamed by the forum police!
    snow conditions



    Terms and conditions  Privacy Policy