Snow on the radar for Engelberg
After the 11th of February, we didn’t have any snow in sight, just the blue skies. But that is about to change. Last Friday we got a modest 15cm of powder and Saturday could be indulged with some soft and sunny turns on the mountain.
In the hotel we have been busy hosting 2 great team of skiers, Return of the turn crew and KM DAYS – Kajsa and Malou. They have been out filming for their own projects and getting things done. Head over to their sites to see what they have been up to!
In the meantime
Patagonia Worn Wear Repair Tour is here to fix up your gear. (Clothes only: No shoes, boots, bags, luggage or other equipment.)
Message from Patagonia: Repair your equipment, and help to reduce overall resource consumption. This is not only better for your wallet (more money for snacks before the descent), but also for our planet. Come by Monday 4th or Tuesday 5th and repair your clothes, one item per person!
Now we are looking at a weather report for next week and hope to god it will become a bit colder than expected.
Snow depth Mountain (slope, 3.020m): 555 cm
Snow depth Village (1.050m): 40 cm
Snow condition: Powder, partly grainy
Latest snowfall: Friday 1st of march
Avalanche alert level: 2, Moderate
Avalanche prone locations, In particular in the west to north to southeast facing aspects above approximately 1800m.
As a consequence of a strong to storm force southwesterly wind, wind slabs will form also in areas not adjacent to ridgelines. Avalanches can in some places be released, even by a single winter sports participant, but they will be small in most cases. The wind slabs are to be bypassed in steep terrain.
The number and size of avalanche prone locations will increase as the day progresses. In the afternoon on Monday danger level 3 (considerable) will be reached.
Gliding avalanches are possible, even large ones in isolated cases. This applies on steep east, south and west facing slopes below approximately 2600 m as well as on steep north-facing slopes below approximately 2000 m.
Caution is to be exercised in areas with glide cracks.
Weather and conditions:
// Ski Lodge Team