The cradle of alpine skiing St. Anton finally come’s alive with amazing light, blower powder after a long drought in November/December with barely any snow. The past week there has been quit a bit of precipitation that came partly as rain. Yesterday night it was cold and it snowed a good 10 cms all the way to the base and with the other 20-30 cms that we got this week there is decent base on most aspects now above 2000m.
Up high in the alpine you can find up to 40 cms of fresh especially in east facing slopes and couliors where the strong westerly wind has deposited light dry pow, also creating great windlips to slash.
The weather today was spectacular in the morning there were some low clouds and fog that quickly gave away to a full on bluebird day. In the late afternoon a few clouds showed up but not impairing the visibility much.
Doing laps on the Schindlergrad chair today was awesome. It gives access to some great steep lines and couliors that were packed with wind blown snow. The Valluga cable car opened today getting you up to 2800m with stunning views and great powder.
Such a fun day: Cliff drops, faceshots, smiles and high fives all day. The Arlberg offers a huge amount of terrain and great lift infrastructure. Even though the Xmas holiday crowds were pretty big there was almost no waiting at lift lines and plenty of freshies to be found.
The top of the mountain at 2800m has about 90 cms, mid mountain at 2000m has 50cms. In the valley at 1300m there is 5-10cms.
Looks like there is big storm lining up for end of the coming week!