Engelberg got lucky
After 10 days of sunny weather we got a refill, and not just a refill… The snow on Titlis was champagne light and left everyone in wonder. You could get a powder magazine cover shot 5 meters from the piste without even trying. (Bringing a photographer would have helped, of course..:)
This weekend looks also promising for some snow, although we are a bit weary about the wind that might blow over with blunt force. If the wind goes to hard on the new snow we can expect some wind loaded parts of the mountain. Hopefully this can be avoided.
Snow depth Mountain (slope, 3.020m): 515 cm
Snow depth Village (1.050m): 50 cm
Snow condition: Powder, partially wind affected
Latest snowfall: 28.01.19
Avalanche alert level: 3, Significant!
Wind slabs, old snow
Avalanche prone locations
In all aspects above approximately 1600m.
As a consequence of a storm force foehn wind, extensive wind slabs formed. These can be released by a single winter sport participant. Additionally avalanches can also be released in the old snowpack. Whumpfing sounds and the formation of shooting cracks when stepping on the snowpack can indicate the danger.
Ski touring and other off-piste activities, including snowshoe hiking, call for experience in the assessment of avalanche danger.
In particular on very steep sunny slopes and below approximately 2200 m individual medium-sized to large gliding avalanches are possible. Caution is to be exercised in areas with glide cracks.
Saturday Engelberg – Snow report
Sunday Engelberg – Snow Report
The wind will shift to northerly and on the northern flank of the Alps a small amount of snowfall is expected. The avalanche danger will increase slightly in those regions. In the western and the southern regions, practically no further snowfall is anticipated, and the avalanche danger levels will incrementally decrease there.
Weather and conditions:
//Ski Lodge Team