#1 with 655cm – Snow Report 24th Jan

Finding powder turns in Engelberg.

Photo: Elias Lundh Rider: Simon Lundh

Yeah, what can we say? Is it sunny on the top? Today and yesterday it actually was. We are up 1m and 20cm in snow layer since last week.

Yet another storm hit us with snow and wind last week. It was strong and kept us off the mountain during Tuesday and then some lifts opened partially. During the weekend there were still places to ski and deep pockets to find even though it was pretty much in the white room. (video proof further down)

On Monday we experienced something that has not been seen since -99. It was high avalanche danger on the scale, a solid 5, and therefore the mountain was closed. They say it’s because of the stormy winds and high amount of snow that came down, it made the snow layers unpredictable and the areas above and around the pistes dangerous. The ski patrol has had their hands full, to say the least.

Tuesday showed how life is at it’s best here in the valley. Sunshine and powder turn. (photo proof above) The wind has still affected a lot of the snow, but no major avalanches were released during Tuesday, although some did, on places you should not go during the circumstances.

We had a great group of people joining in during the weekend, we call it Don’t be a stranger and some call it a networking weekend. Everyone had a lot of fun!

The upcoming weeks we are pretty fully booked during the weekends, but there are still some days to get your hands on during Sunday-Thursday. Go get it, before it’s too late.

Next week looks Promising aswell!


Hard Facts:

Snow depth Mountain (slope, 3.020m): 655 cm
Snow depth Location (1.050m): 15 cm
Snow condition: Powder, partially hard
Latest snowfall: Monday 22nd
Avalanche alert level: Significant.

Danger description

Avalanches can be released in near-surface layers by people. Fresh and somewhat older snow drift accumulations are to be evaluated with care and prudence.
In very isolated cases avalanches can also be triggered in deep layers and reach dangerously large size. Caution is to be exercised in areas where the snow cover is rather shallow. Careful route selection and spacing between individuals are recommended.
Backcountry touring and other off-piste activities call for experience in the assessment of avalanche danger.

Full-depth avalanches

Below approximately 2200 m full-depth avalanches are to be expected, including quite large ones. This applies in all aspects. They can be released at any time of day or night. Exposed parts of transportation routes can be endangered. Areas with glide cracks are to be avoided.
On rocky sunny slopes, moist snow slides are to be expected.

The wind will veer southwesterly and be mostly moderate. In the afternoon a moderate foehn wind will gradually develop.
Weather and conditions:

Band playing on the veranda! Full house in Brasserie Konrad! Sara talking with the guests in Brasserie Konrad. Pouring wine in brasserie Konrad. Patricia getting some Prosecco in Brasserie Konrad.

// Ski Lodge Team

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