Engelberg SNOW STORM – Snow Report 11th of March

Getting stuffed by a cold storm at Last

So we have, very patiently we must add, been waiting for cold degrees on the mountain. Without success until now. Finally, the storm hit not only the mountain but also the village with full force. Snow above 2000m for two days and today the first snow under 1800m came in with full force. Tomorrow could be a great day! Just in case you go out on the slopes and in the backcountry – stay aware and consider the wind accumulated snow. It could be packed in strange ways and should be taken as a serious threat.

Hard Facts:

Snow depth Mountain (slope, 3.020m): 556 cm
Snow depth Village (1.050m): 39 cm
Snow condition: Powder, partly wind packed
Latest snowfall: Today, 11th of March
Avalanche alert level: 3, Considerable

Engelberg Avalanche Report

Avalanche prone locations

 In particular in the north to south to southwest facing aspects above approximately 2200m.

Danger description Engelberg

The storm force wind will transport the fresh snow significantly. The fresh snow and wind slabs can be released by a single winter sports participant. Individual natural avalanches are possible as the day progresses, in particular, medium-sized ones.
Backcountry touring and other off-piste activities call for experience in the assessment of avalanche danger and caution.

Outlook through Wednesday, 13.03.2019

On Tuesday it will be rather sunny to start with, apart from intermittent dense cloudbanks. Subsequently, the cloud cover will increase. Temperatures will rise. Westerly winds will slacken off for a brief interim. On Wednesday in northern regions, skies will be variably cloudy accompanied by showers; in southern regions, it will be quite sunny. The westerly winds will be blowing at strong to storm velocity once more. Temperatures will drop again.
The danger of dry-snow avalanches is not expected to change significantly. Particularly on Tuesday during the course of the day, moist-snowslides from the fresh snow can be expected.

Weather and conditions:
http://www.bergfex.com/engelberg/schneebericht/
https://www.meteoblue.com/de/wetter/vorhersage/woche/engelberg_schweiz_2660902
http://www.slf.ch/schneeinfo/index_EN
https://www.slf.ch/en/avalanche-bulletin-and-snow-situation.html#avalanchedanger
http://www.titlis.ch/de/titlis-gebiet/wetter

// Ski Lodge Team

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