Last weekend our Glacier pistes opened again after maintenance weeks, and the pistes between Stand-Trübsee opened. A new surprise for the woke valley was that the sun kicked in after a week of wind and bad weather (good for snow!).
In the last two weeks we got to work on our leg trainings and hike adventures, the weather was so-so but under control. Between 21st and 25th of November the wind had the best of us and the mountain had to close the glacier lifts in times. Instead of going all the way up to the glacier people went on to new adventures, like ice bathing on Trübsee!
Another great sign of winter approaching is our annual Secondhand Market – @secondhand.market.engelberg where locals can sell their gear for a price they decide on, and 20% goes to the @engelberg.sustainability.week. A lot of things found a new home and the rest is going into our Secondhand Shop on our premises, you will find a lot of great stuff there if you come by in the winter.
Snow depth Mountain (slope, 3.020m): 75 cm
Snow depth Location (1.050m): 0 cm
Snow condition: Hard, partly powdery.
Latest snowfall: Fri, 25.11. – Valley: Thu, 24.11.
Avalanche alert level: 3, significant.
Snow pack (from avalanche bulletin)
There is currently only a small amount of snow on the ground. In the western regions more than anywhere else, as well as in the northern regions, back country tours with skis can be ventured upon in some places.
The snow pack is characterized by numerous shallow layers. On shady slopes above approximately 2200 m, there are expansively metamorphosed (faceted) layers embedded inside the snow cover over widespread areas. In addition, the snow pack in exposed terrain shows heavy wind influence: crests and ridges are nearly bare of snow. In gullies and bowls, on the other hand, there is much more snow in many places.
Weather and Conditions in Engelberg
// Greetings from The team at Ski Lodge Engelberg