Engelberg Snow Report – February 14, 2024

Skier making a powder turn in beautiful blue light.

This past week we’ve been graced with a handful of mini storms that have kept us buckling down our ski boots every morning. The temperatures are steady, and there are still plenty of powder pockets to be found. 

Since it’s Valentine’s day, we thought we’d ponder about why we <L><O><V><E> Engelberg so much during this time of year. After all, our love for this place is a big part of what makes it so special. 

Lift-accessed big mountain terrain

We are so lucky to have so much ski terrain right at our fingertips. Whether you are looking for a narrow couloir, a mountaineering adventure, or a nice open face, Titlis has a lift to get you there. 

Our friends

The past couple of months, we have had so many ski friends join us here in Engelberg from all around the world. It’s no secret that Engelberg brings like-minded mountain people together. Don’t be a stranger!

Vibrant views

As winter slowly creeps towards spring, the sun brings us new light and shadows that only big mountains hold. Sometimes mid ski day, we need to simply stop and take it all in. 

Ending the day at Ski Lodge

We might be biased, but we think our lodge might just be the coziest apres ski location in the world. Whether you are in the mood for a nap in our comfy beds, a sauna outside, beers with your friends, or a delicious re-fueling meal…we have you covered. 

Book your stay with us now and let’s enjoy it all together!

Skiers standing on a mountainside in snow looking at the clouds.

Hard Facts

Snow depth Mountain (slope, 3020m): 283 cm

Latest snowfall: Sat, 10.02 

Avalanche alert level (from WhiteRisk avalanche bulletin):

Moderate (2=) Dry avalanches. NESW. >2200m. Danger level “moderate” (2=) in west to northeast to southeast facing aspects above 2200m.

Wind slab: Fresh and somewhat older wind slabs are in some cases prone to triggering. They are covered with new snow in some cases and therefore difficult to recognize. Avalanches can in some places be released by a single winter sport participant. At elevated altitudes the avalanche prone locations are more prevalent and larger. Avalanches can reach medium size in isolated cases.
Backcountry touring calls for careful route selection.

Moderate (2) Wet-snow avalanches. NESW. <2600m. Danger level “moderate” (2) in all aspects below 2600m.

Gliding snow: On steep grassy slopes gliding avalanches are possible. These can reach large size. Areas with glide cracks are to be avoided as far as possible.
In addition mostly small moist and wet avalanches are possible, in the event of solar radiation in particular on steep sunny slopes.

Snow pack (from WhiteRisk avalanche bulletin): A lot of snow fell in the south last week, and this was deposited over a wide area on an irregular and therefore favorable old snow surface. However, there are angular layers in the area of the old snow surface that are prone to triggering in places, especially on north-facing slopes that are at a distance from ridge lines and sheltered from the wind.

In the north, wind slabs have formed in the last few days; they are still growing to some extent in some localities in the high Alpine regions. They are usually only thin, but sometimes prone to triggering.

Gliding avalanches are still possible. This applies particularly to east-, south- and west-facing slopes below approximately 2600 m and more rarely to north-facing slopes below approximately 2200 m. These avalanches may be large in some cases in regions with a lot of snow.

Weather and Conditions in Engelberg

http://www.bergfex.com/engelberg/schneebericht/

https://www.meteoblue.com/de/wetter/vorhersage/woche/engelberg_schweiz_2660902

https://whiterisk.ch/en/conditions/bulletin

http://www.titlis.ch/de/titlis-gebiet/wetter

// Snowy Regards from Your Friends at Ski Lodge Engelberg

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