St Anton snow report 18.01.2013

Here is the latest snow report from our team in St Anton.

There is 190cm at the top of the St Anton ski area and 70cm of snow in resort. There was a snowfall of 5cm yesterday in resort.

There are 114 runs and ski routes open in the area lift pass zone and 79 of the Meribel ski lifts are open.

The visibility and weather conditions today are near perfect. The sun is out and any clouds from yesterday have been replaced with blue sky. After a clear night last night the temperature levels have dropped, so be sure to wear plenty of thick layers on the -6 degree slopes. Tomorrow will also be great for skiers looking to enjoy the views; however the clouds will be creeping back into view. With the clouds come improved temperatures with tomorrow averaging 0 degrees centigrade. The frost lime will temporarily rise towards a level of 2000 metres until Sunday and the region should experience plus temperatures allowing the potential to sunbathe on the Rendl beach (at the top of the Rendlbahn).

Wax up your ski’s as the ski conditions are amazing! There is plenty of fresh powder to glide through due to the steady snowfall that has fallen over the last few days. With all the slopes open to explore, the variety of skiing and snowboarding is unbeatable. There really is something to suit everyone. For any adrenalin junkies out there you will love the off-piste conditions in resort! Furthermore the sun is shining and the clouds are hiding today making for a skiers paradise. If anyone was planning a trip up the Valluga lift then today is the ideal opportunity to absorb the panoramic views from the mountain top!

This time last week the town was gearing up for the women’s world cup downhill and super G races and what a spectacle they were. The atmosphere was electric and the speed phenomenal. Blink and you would miss it! These women meant business. So let’s see if we can conjure up another adrenalin fuelled weekend of speed skiing when the downhill ladies European cup rolls into town. The course is ready, the spectators holding our breath as the clock ticks for the 10.30am start on January 17th. The long awaited reopening of the 4km toboggan run is in sight. Due to disruption with the ladies race events the run has been off limits recently, however good things come to those who wait and the wait will be worth it when you’re flying down the toboggan run next week! Finally, the ski show is now up and running with last Wednesday proving a great success. Tricks and treats were on offer to all who watched and ‘the snow must go on’ will continue next Wednesday the 23rd at 9pm.