9th of February
The old saying “after a storm, the sun always shines” comes in many variations. Trust us, we just googled “said who” after and came up short. There were numerous quotes about storms, and sun apparently.
No matter how many quotes, it’s annoyingly true. The problem is that you never know how long you have to wait for the sun. That could be the reason why we all get a bit nuts during powder days. We just don’t know when it will happen again. This is how we felt Monday and Tuesday this week. Starved.
In the alps, it’s been pouring down in the villages, high up on the mountains and we had a Sahara sand storm hitting us on Saturday. It’s been brutal, to say the least. High avalanche danger, things were coming down left and right in the weirdest, and most obvious, of places. We weren’t expecting any “sun” for a while. But for the avalanche danger to go from a 5 (recorded maximum 2 times per year in Engelberg) down to 2 is no less than a miracle. We didn’t even remember how it felt like to not be shitting your pants going off-piste. But here we are, after two magic days of just the right amount of powder snow to make a spray for the boys and gals.
More snow is on the radar and we are happy to be skiing it this weekend – in the sun.
Hard Facts – Snow Conditions Engelberg
Snow depth Mountain (slope, 3.020m): 462 cm
Snow depth Village (1.050m): 30 cm
Snow condition: Powder, partly sun affected on south-facing slopes!
Latest snowfall: Monday 8th February 2021.
Avalanche alert level: 2
Weather and Conditions
- SLF AVALANCHE bulletin and Snowpack
- METEO BLUE Weather info Engelberg
// Ski Lodge Engelberg Team