Huge snow levels in the mountains – best snow conditions in 10 years

By on December 30, 2017

Large amounts of snowy snowfall at SkiStar’s ski resorts have made the snow depth grow and estimated to be the highest in 10 years. Over the last 72 hours it has come over 2 meters of snow at SkiStar’s six ski resorts and the snow continues to fall.

– What we see is absolutely huge and something we have not seen in the past 10 years. The skiing is simply magical. What’s also unique is that it applies to all of our six ski resorts, each with different geographical locations. Large parts of southern and southern Sweden still have no snow, said Linda Morell, PR, Head of SkiStar.

SkiStars ski resorts still have cold and snowfall already from November and the total snow depth is more than 1 meter in several of the ski resorts. When there is a large amount of snow in the terrain, the avalanches are increasing, which is now significant in areas outside the ski slopes of several ski resorts. This means that human-released avalanches are likely and that spontaneous avalanches are possible.

– Of course, there are now many who go out in the terrain to go off-piste and it is important to carefully follow instructions, information and advice as large amounts of snow mean a bigger avalanche danger, concludes Linda Morell.

During Christmas opened the family news SkiStar fun slope in Sälen, Vemdalen, Hemsedal and Trysil, and from the start it is a favorite experience in the ski slope. Soon Åre opens its SkiStar fun slope.

Advice on off-piste:

Avalanche danger is never in the ski area, so there is no avalanche danger.

Never ski alone.

Never stop straight under a slope, go aside.

Keep in mind that you can trigger avalanches over other people, never ski on a steep slope if there are people below.

That someone has went the slope before you does not mean it’s safe.

Unmarked obstacles/hazards exists in the terrain.

In case of an accident it may take a long time to get help.

Always report if you see avalanche activity or even trigger a avalanche.

Helena Olofsson, Travel