Glacier Skiing – Snow Report 1st Nov

Engelberg open for skiing this weekend.

Engelberg Opens the Glacier this Weekend

Yeah! Finally we see the light at the end of the tunnel. After a long and warm autumn, it looks like lower temperatures are here to stay. We just had a 100cm of snowfall above 2500 m.a.s.l (glacier) during last weekend and even Laub is covered with snow down to 1600 m.a.s.l. It is always a good sign when the snow sticks to the ground even if it gets a tad warmer in the village.

Hard Facts:

Snow depth Mountain (slope, 3.020m): 50 cm
Snow depth Location (1.050m): 0 cm
Snow condition: Manchester pistes, hard, partially wind packed
Latest snowfall: 29.10.18
Avalanche alert level: 2, moderate

Danger description

The mostly small wind slabs of the last few days represent the main danger. They are to be found adjacent to ridgelines and in gullies and bowls. In high Alpine regions, the wind slabs are larger. The avalanche prone locations are easy to recognize. Apart from the danger of being buried, restraint should be exercised in particular in view of the danger of avalanches sweeping people along and giving rise to falls.
The Avalanche Warning Service currently has only a small amount of information that has been collected in the field, so that the avalanche danger should be investigated especially thoroughly in the relevant locality.

Glacier piste

Saturday 3rd at 08.30

Sunday 4th at 08.30

Updated Dates to keep in your calendar

• 3rd November – Glacier 3020m Open for Skiing.

• Around 17th November – Stand 2200m to Trübsee 1800m open for skiing. (Hopefully earlier, but then mother nature need to be on our side)

• 5-16 November 2018 – Glacier Closed for Maintenance.

• 20th November – 7th December – Brunni opens on weekends for skiing if the sun keeps a low profile.

• Between 3rd-12th December – Jochpass 2222m Open for Skiing.


• 3rd January – Early bird morning skiing starts.

• 6th January – Night skiing opens (more skiing to the people!)

 Weather and conditions:

Stand, filled with snow november. Stand, filled with snow november. jochpass

// Ski Lodge Team

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