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Zermatt Snow Conditions - Current and Past

Past Seasons Snow History:

11 February 2017

This week was truly amazing, with three great powder days, the best was yesterday (Saturday) with 30-40cm of bottomless snow over on the Italian side. The off-piste was still very good on Hohtälli, but due to the weather closing in on Friday it had snowed on the southern flank of the mountain so that is where we headed. The high wind had hardened the snow on the Swiss Matterhorn side, while on the Italian side it was fluffy perfection. The advantage of being able to access both sides of the Alps. We have posted a few videos on Vimeo.

MX director Donald Scott testing the conditions just before Half-Term week
a.k.a. the Gourmet Ski Guide has no time for lunch for once...
Bon appétit, there are tracks to be had!

 

Snowbase at 3,500m: 190cm
Snowbase at 2,900m: 134cm
Snowbase at 1,800m: 20cm
New snowfall: 30cm
Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: 326cm
Avg temperature at 1,800m: -2°
Number of runs open: 109
Number of km: 282
9 February 2017

Another great powder day, with the Hohtälli (Stockhorn) free-ride area being skiable for the first time this season.

MX friend Jacques disappearing down his private bowl near Schwarzsee

 

Snowbase at 3,500m: 160cm
Snowbase at 2,900m: 134cm
Snowbase at 1,800m: 20cm
New snowfall: 18cm
Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: 322cm
Avg temperature at 1,800m: -5.0°
Number of runs open: 100
Number of km: 250
6 February 2017

A glorious Zermatt powder ski day on the Hornli slopes under the Matterhorn:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snowbase at 3,500m: 160cm
Snowbase at 2,900m: 133cm
Snowbase at 1,800m: 20cm
New snowfall: 25cm
Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: 314cm
Avg temperature at 1,800m: -3°
Number of runs open: 100
Number of km: 250
5 February 2017

A significant snowfall last night and continuing today, cumulating in a week's total of 55cm on the top slopes. And the village of Zermatt has taken on a fresh white mantle as you can see in the webcam still below:

Snowbase at 3,500m: 155cm
Snowbase at 2,900m: 120cm
Snowbase at 1,800m: 20cm
New snowfall: 35cm
Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: 280cm
Avg temperature at 1,800m:
Number of runs open: 102
Number of km: 268
1 February 2017

It has snowed over the last two days a total of 20cm. Although it then rained at village level, on the slopes the conditions were excellent with fresh powder everywhere. The image below is taken from run #71 (Theodulgletscher):

And here are a couple of webcam stills from February 1st of Gornergrat and Riffelberg:

 

Snowbase at 3,500m: 140cm
Snowbase at 2,900m: 121cm
Snowbase at 1,800m: 10cm
New snowfall: 20cm
Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: 271cm
Avg temperature at 1,800m: +4°
Number of runs open: 102
Number of km: 268
18 January 2017

Still good powder to be had, as the young Mountain Exposure client found below

Snowbase at 3,500m: 125cm
Snowbase at 2,900m: 116cm
Snowbase at 1,800m: 18cm
New snowfall: 0cm
Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: 246cm
Avg temperature at 1,800m: -10°
Number of runs open: 100
Number of km: 258
16 January 2017

There was a significant snowfall from Thursday to Saturday last week, with 18cm in the village and 35cm on the Plateau Rosa. Zermatt now has snowy white streets and the snow conditions on piste are refreshed. Off-piste is still limited though.Temperatures plummeted yesterday to -20° at 3,000m and will remain cold for most of the coming week.

Snowbase at 3,500m: 125cm
Snowbase at 2,900m: 116cm
Snowbase at 1,800m: 18cm
New snowfall: 18-35cm
Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: 246cm
Avg temperature at 1,800m: -8°
Number of runs open: 100
Number of km: 258
31 December 2016

We have had a beautiful week of high pressure weather with clear skies and sunshine. The skiing conditions on piste are still good, especially above 2,200m and on the Italian side. Below this the snow is man-made and somewhat harder. These are typical Christmas week conditions with not much off-piste; however unlike many resorts Zermatt is blessed with a reasonable amount of snow so the majority of runs are open as you can see from the map below.

Snowbase at 3,500m: 150cm
Snowbase at 2,900m: 85cm
Snowbase at 1,800m: 10cm
New snowfall: 2cm
Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: 200cm
Avg temperature at 1,800m: 0-4°
Number of runs open: 100
Number of km: 258
21 December 2016

It has snowed a lot on the Italian side over the last two days, with a total of 40cm of fresh snow. Conditions in Cervinia and Valtournenche are outstanding, as they are also around the Klein Matterhorn and Furggsattel on the Swiss side. Below 2,200m there is no fresh snow, but due to the outstanding snowmaking systems in Zermatt, both resort runs are open as are a good number of challenging blacks and reds. With over 250km of open runs we are making the most of what mother nature has provided.

Ski slopes near Testa Grigia on December 22nd 2016

Snowbase at 3,500m: 200cm
Snowbase at 2,900m: 87cm
Snowbase at 1,800m: 10cm
New snowfall: 40cm
Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: 198cm
Avg temperature at 1,800m: -2°
Number of runs open: 96
Number of km: 251
11 December 2016


The number of open runs has increased again, with the resort run from Furi back to Zermatt now also open, giving a total of 210km of pistes. Although there is no snow forecast for the week ahead, piste conditions are very good with dry winter snow everywhere and beautiful blue skies and glowing sunshine. Eary season skiing at its best.

Above: the piste from Klein Matterhorn with a view over the Italian side. Below: powder snow last week.

Snowbase at 3,500m: 160cm
Snowbase at 2,900m: 83cm
Snowbase at 1,800m: 10cm
Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: 191
Avg temperature at 1,800m: +2
Number of runs open: 91
Number of km: 210
26 November 2016

After an entire week of signifcant snowfall at altitude, the sun has come out and all three ski areas on the Swiss side have opened: Sunnegga, Gornergrat and Matterhorn. Together with the Cervinia and Valtournenche sectors on the Italian side, this gives a total of 143km of open pistes - a truly amazing amount so early in the season. The snowline has hovered around 2,200m which means that the resort runs are currently closed. However, one can still ski back down to Furi at 1,800m altitude. Given that the top lift in Zermatt is at 3,883m, this gives you a vertical of 2,000m. Worth coming for some early skiing!

Snowbase at 3,500m: 160cm
Snowbase at 2,900m: 95cm
Snowbase at 1,800m: 0cm
New snowfall: 80cm
Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: 191cm
Avg temperature at 1,800m: +2
Number of runs open: 22 + 30
Number of km: 143
20 November 2016

13cm more fresh snow fell last night and on the Italian side of the ski area both the Cervinia and Valtournenche sectors are open, with a total of 24 runs to enjoy. You can ski all the way down to the village of Cervinia already! Together with the 12 runs open on the Zermatt side, this is the most skiing you can get anywhere in the Alps. It is forecast to snow intensively over the next week, especially in the Matterhorn area along the border with Italy.

Snowbase at 3,500m: 200cm
Snowbase at 2,900m: 48cm
Snowbase at 1,800m: 20cm
New snowfall: 13cm
Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: 88cm
Avg temperature at 1,800m: -1.0
Number of runs open: 36
Number of km: 100
14 November 2016

Conditions are exceptional for this time of year, with a fresh snowfall at village level last night. The run down to Furgg is now open, as are several on the Italian side, giving a total of 40km of excellent powdery piste skiing.

Sunnegga Webcam November 11
Sunnegga webcam on November 14th

Trockener Steg Webcam November 14th
Trockener Steg webcam November 14

Chalet Ibron Terrace
Chalet Ibron Terrace November 14th

 

Snowbase at 3,500m: 190cm
Snowbase at 2,900m: 60cm
Snowbase at 1,800m: 35cm
New snowfall: 10cm
Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: 86cm
Avg temperature at 1,800m: -1.0
Number of runs open: 14
Number of km: 40
11 November 2016

We woke up this morning to a huge snowfall, with 17cm in the village and 75cm at Testa Grigia on the border with Cervinia. Many runs will remain closed today due to large amount of snow, but as of tomorrow Saturday, when the weather is set to clear, the skiing should be amazing!

Webcam image of the Zermatt church square on Friday 11th November 2016

Snowbase at 3,500m: 210cm
Snowbase at 2,900m: 60cm
Snowbase at 1,800m: 21cm
New snowfall: 28 - 75cm
Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: 86cm
Avg temperature at 1,800m: -3°
Number of runs open: 14
Number of km: 40
6 November 2016

Latest update: It has been snowing all weekend, down to village level for the first time this season. Substantial amounts of fresh snow have fallen on both the Zermatt and Cervinia side, the biggest quantity is at Plan Maison with 35cm.

Gornergrat webcam still November 6th

The still above is from the Gornergrat train station webcam taken on November 6th, at 3,100m altitude. You can clearly see the pyramid of the Klein Matterhorn peeking from the background as the clouds lift.

Snowbase at 3,500m: 125cm
Snowbase at 2,900m: 34cm
Snowbase at 1,800m: 10cm
New snowfall: 20-35cm
Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: 48cm
Avg temperature at 1,800m: -5.0
Number of runs open: 12
Number of km: 29
28 October 2016

We had 15cm of fresh snow on the top slopes yesterday, giving lovely conditions on the runs. The webcam image below is from Klein Matterhorn. You can see the East face of the Matterhorn, the run toward Trockener Steg, and the Furggsattel Chair in the distance.

Klein Matterhorn webcam on October 28, 2016

Snowbase at 3,500m: 95cm
Snowbase at 2,900m: 20cm
Snowbase at 1,800m: 0cm
New snowfall: 15cm
Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: 35cm
Avg temperature at 1,800m: 0.0°C
Number of runs open: 12
Number of km: 29
18 October 2016

Due to the recent snowfall, the available ski area has been extended and already there are 12 runs open giving a total of 29km and 1,000m of vertical. The winter season will start on October 29th which is also when the link to Cervinia opens.