We haven’t had much of a snow report to report the last five weeks, the only small update we could have had turned into a Sahara snowstorm over the whole resort. This week, however, we got things to talk about.
The week started with sun and Sahara sand on the piste and off-piste, not ideal for the ski test group from Swedish ski magazine Åka Skidor. They had the hard work of trying 20 pairs of all-mountain skis cut out for them, to say the least. At the end of the week, they got lucky, with 30 cm of fresh powder. Unfortunately without the possibility to see where to go because of the constant snow-filled clouds roaming in the mountains. All men and women aboard the whole village took to their fattest skis and set out to the unknown and unforeseen (to be honest we have nothing to say about seeing anything afterwards anyway because of the whiteout present). It was fun nevertheless.
Saturday was about the same conditions, but Sunday (today) you could ski half of Steinberg and the whole glacier areas in the sun – with a staggering 80cm of powder. Untouched. The glacier was closed due to stormy weather on Friday and Saturday which meant nothing of it was skied, a dream half the run and then everyone had to take to Fat maps to navigate out of Steinberg because of the heavy cloud situated between 1000 and 2400meter, skiing is exciting is it not.
Snow depth Mountain (slope, 3.020m): 300 cm (new 40cm)
Snow depth Location (1.050m): 40 cm
Snow condition: Powder
Latest snowfall: Today
Avalanche alert level: significant, 3 could get higher over the course of the evening.
Weather and Conditions in Engelberg
Greetings from The team at Ski Lodge Engelberg