We had two busy weeks with the craziest snow accumulation we’ve seen for years, over 2 meters of snow and not just any snow – we got that blower powder snow we love o so much. Engelberg has truly been the place to be (on #2 in Europe with 290 cm of snow, just after Les Angles on 300cm).
The snowing started around the 28th of November and just never stopped. In these two weeks we had the pleasure of hosting the Stellar Equipment team, Singular Society Photo Shoot, The Bunch with their new ski brand 1000 skis, and that’s just naming a few.
The snow has been good and relatively stable. We had, during these two weeks, just two “red days” when the avalanche danger was up on a 4 on a 5 scale. It’s a lot with a 4 on the scale and it’s not to be trifled with. These days we took it easy, skied Brunni and had a mighty good time just next to the piste or on it.
Did we hit any rocks? Yes, we did. During the first snowfall, we were skiing on grass. Even if no one couldn’t see it (especially not on social media posts, see video below), we could feel it. Those first 60 cms were good for us and less great for our skis, but that’s what pre-season is about if nothing else. The sharks (rocks hiding underneath the surface) are hungry this time of year and you better tread lightly, still.
Snow depth Mountain (slope, 3.020m): 290 cm
Snow depth Location (1.050m): 90 cm
Snow condition: Powder
Latest snowfall: Yesterday
Avalanche alert level: 3, Significant.
Weather and Conditions in Engelberg:
Pictures from Michael Neumann, “endless winter” (skier: Stefan Joller ) who were out shooting powder this week on Brunni. You will find more of their work here: www.globetrotter-magazin.de and here www.4-Seasons.ch
Ski Lodge Engelberg Team