Conditions Report Arlberg, Austria: From Full on Winter to Spring in 24 Hours

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Rider: Eike Poeppelmeier - Photo: Alina Busse
Rider: Eike Poeppelmeier – Photo: Alina Busse

This past week has been full of surprises. Sunday and Monday were gray dump days. Resulting in about 20cm of fresh pow and bluebird skies on Tuesday. In the morning it was amazing riding, great snow on all aspects, good stability and fun big lines and drops. During the day temperatures were on the rise, by the afternoon snow on all aspects except pure north were starting to get heavy but it was still really fun off piste. Late afternoon it was T shirt weather literally.

Untracked Powder
Untracked Powder

Wednesday it got super warm, freezing level went up to 2600m! Spring was in the air in mid February. The north faces were still holding great powder though and plenty of pillows and cliffs were hit. At noon you just needed to strip off all your gear and relax in the sun in short sleeves and drink a nice cold one. The slopes were fun and slushy.

Rendl, St.Anton Park
Rendl, St.Anton Park

Today it was time to head up to the Rendl in St. Anton and enjoy some spring style riding in the extremely well shaped park that consists of a pro, medium and easy line. The landings were perfect and starting to get soft.

Fresh Bootpack
Fresh Bootpack

Looks like early spring will stay with us a bit but I’m sure we’ll be back to winter and powder in no time. So time to enjoy the spring weather while it lasts.

Forecast:

Forecast
Forecast

Snow Totals:

Snow Totals
Snow Totals

Photo Tour:

First Tracks, Stuben
First Tracks, Stuben
Medium Kicker Line
Medium Kicker Line
View from Stuben -  Photo: Alina Busse
View from Stuben – Photo: Alina Busse

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