Saas Fee Snow Report 01/03/2013

Here is the latest snow report from our team in Saas Fee

There is 270cm of snow at the top of the Saas Fee ski area with 85cm of snow in resort. The last snowfall was on  27th Feb with around 3cm falling.

There are 98% of pistes open in the Saas Fee ski area with 21 out of 21 ski lifts open.

Couldn’t ask for better conditions over the next 3 days. Sun, sun and more sun. Temperatures more bearable at an average of -3 throughout morning and afternoon with light winds at 5km/h.

With mixed weather conditions this week, with clear blue skies and deep powder days through to cloud and limited visibility, this morning is looking set for a more positive outlook on the slopes.
Although there has been no snowfall since Wednesday the slopes aren’t lacking in snow so no sign of those dreaded ice patches which often result to us taking a tumble.
The itinery runs are in great condition for those advanced skiers wanting to take their skiing to the off piste level. With a number to choose from in resort, try the National that splits off from the run from the top of Plattjen.
With little sun hitting the slopes this week, we’ve all been wearing plenty of layers to stop the coldness keeping us from skiing and obviously a nice homemade (white) Gluhwein stop at the Gletschergrotte restaurant may have helped as well.

As previously mentioned, the glacier bike downhill race kicks off tomorrow at 8.30 from the top of the Allalin at a height of 3500m where we will see over 200 competitors racing at unbelievable speeds down to village.
In Saas Grund tomorrow will be the traditional Horn sledge races, a little on the less extreme side to the bike race. Usually 3 people are needed to make up a team and the winner is decided on the basis of two runs. Open to all participants – no sledging experience necessary.
Also going on this week is the annual valley races. Happening on Sunday 3rd of March, in Saas Balen, the five ski clubs in Saas-Almagell, Saas-Balen, Saas Fee, Saas-Grund and Eisten compete to see who is the best in the valley.


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