Powder Hits – Snow Report 6th Feb

Powderday Engelberg, Photo: Elias Lundh

PHOTO: Elias Lundh

Finally we got to ski some powder again!

The last week was a blast! It was dry until Thursday morning and then the snow clouds hit us. In the wee morning hours a solid 30cm of snow came down and made it possible for the early bird skiers to enjoy fresh powder all over the ski system. The snow stuck well to the ground and the cold degrees kept it fluffy and dry. Since the clouds were heavy all day on Thursday there weren’t many skiers up on the mountain and all the fresh tracks were your own. Friday didn’t leave much for the imagination since the clouds lightened up and the rest of the system was clear and skiable.

During the weekend we had the pleasure of using our touring equipment again. Some people were going up to Alpele and some to Wendelücke. The reports on the snow that came back during apres ski were good, all good (even before the first beer, so it must have been great). You can read more about the Wendelücke experience in our magazine “The Ski Lodge Bulletin” p. 11 “Mountain of Possibilities”, written and ridden by Johan Jonsson.

Now we are going to enjoy the sun and have a beer on our terrace. Come join us! Our booking site is right here. We are looking forward to welcoming you!

Hard Facts:

Snow depth Mountain (slope, 3.020m): 644 cm
Snow depth Location (1.050m): 35 cm
Snow condition: Powder, partially hard (but mostly soft)
Latest snowfall: Thursday, 1st of February
Avalanche alert level: Moderate

Danger description

As a consequence of the southerly wind snow drift accumulations have formed. They are rather small but prone to triggering. The avalanche prone locations are to be found in particular adjacent to the ridge line and in pass areas and in gullies and bowls. They are clearly recognisable to the trained eye. Apart from the danger of being buried, restraint should be exercised also in view of the danger of avalanches sweeping people along and giving rise to falls. Backcountry touring calls for careful route selection.

On the northern Alpine ridge and at elevated altitudes, occasionally moderate, otherwise mostly light, from the south
Outlook Thursday
Wednesday will be frequently cloudy with a little snowfall even at low altitudes. Thursday will be increasingly sunny. The avalanche danger is not expected to change significantly.
Weather and conditions:

// Ski Lodge Team

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