We believe that this is the most comprehensive and accurate snow report for Zermatt that there is. The data are sourced from the SLF (Swiss Avalanche Research Institute) measuring stations, and from its Cervinia counterpart. The current snow conditions are below, you can also click on the relevant years to see the what your chosen week was like in the past. And you can download our fully detailed spreadsheet of this season’s snowfall and depths.

Link to Italy is Open

Today's Snow Statistics
Snow depth at 3,500m - Plateau Rosa: Snow depth at 2,900m - Gornergrat: Snow depth at 1,800m - Furi: New snowfall: Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: Avg temperature at 1,800m: Number of runs open: Number of km:
120cm 51cm 10cm 7cm 105cm -3° 38 85

The Cervinia and Valtournenche ski areas have both opened down to the mid-stations, and the Riffelberg area on Gornergrat is also up and running. This gives the combined Zermatt / Cervinia ski area a total of 85km of open runs, more than anywhere else! Sunnegga will open on the weekend of December 4th and a big snowfall is forecast. We will keep you updated.

The 21-22 Season Starts with a Bang!

Today's Snow Statistics
Snow depth at 3,500m - Plateau Rosa: Snow depth at 2,900m - Gornergrat: Snow depth at 1,800m - Furi: New snowfall: Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: Avg temperature at 1,800m: Number of runs open: Number of km:
110cm 42cm 25cm 50cm 50cm -2° 9 10

Over the last three days it has snowed 45cm on the top slopes, and 20cm in the village. The skiing on the Zermatt side is open down to Trockener Steg with 1,000m of vertical, and the  link to Cervinia will open this coming Saturday. As always, Zermatt is the most blessed resort for early snow in the Alps.

Zermatt Riffelberg Webcam
Zermatt Riffelberg Webcam November 4th 2021

Summer skiing is open until October

Today's Snow Statistics
Snow depth at 3,500m - Plateau Rosa: Snow depth at 2,900m - Gornergrat: Snow depth at 1,800m - Furi: New snowfall: Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: Avg temperature at 1,800m: Number of runs open: Number of km:
N/A - - - - 5° - 24° 9 25

The summer ski slopes are situated between the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (Klein Matterhorn) and Trockener Steg, with a total vertical just shy of 1,000m.

Mountain Exposure founder Donald Scott making the most of a summer day

Powder April

Today's Snow Statistics
Snow depth at 3,500m - Plateau Rosa: Snow depth at 2,900m - Gornergrat: Snow depth at 1,800m - Furi: New snowfall: Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: Avg temperature at 1,800m: Number of runs open: Number of km:
N/A 162cm 50cm on the piste 15-20cm almost every other day 451cm +4° 16 55

The month of April has been as fantastic as is always the case in Zermatt. Frequent April showers at night have brought us repeated fresh snow almost every other day. The temperatures remained cool which kept the snow in good conditions, and we have been skiing powder tracks in the sunshine almost every day since the beginning of the month.

April 18th near Trockener Steg

430cm total snowfall this season

Today's Snow Statistics
Snow depth at 3,500m - Plateau Rosa: Snow depth at 2,900m - Gornergrat: Snow depth at 1,800m - Furi: New snowfall: Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: Avg temperature at 1,800m: Number of runs open: Number of km:
N/A 161cm 10cm 43cm 430cm -5° / +5° 65 164
                      Mountain Exposure Guide Digby showing how it’s done Monday April 6th

 

We have had an exceptional winter so far, with an above average amount of snow. Indeed, over the last 3 weeks we have skied fresh tracks off-piste for a total of 17 days – until my knees said stop! The snow base is so good that the skiing will remain excellent all the way to the beginning of May, when the winter ski lifts will close. However, the summer skiing begins on May 3d: Zermatt is the only resort in the world where you can ski all year round.

 

                                    Easy Easter Sunday Skiing in the Furggsattel Bowl

Even more Zermatt pistes are open including the fearsome yellow itineraries

Today's Snow Statistics
Snow depth at 3,500m - Plateau Rosa: Snow depth at 2,900m - Gornergrat: Snow depth at 1,800m - Furi: New snowfall: Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: Avg temperature at 1,800m: Number of runs open: Number of km:
N/A 163cm 80cm - 362cm -5° 65 164

We had the best powder day of the season last Monday, it was better than heliskiing! The much deeper than average snow depth has enabled Zermatt to open all its runs and practically all of the fabled yellow itineraries – marked and secured runs which are not groomed. One of the greatest is Mittelritz (N° ) from Hohtälli to Gant. 1,000 vertical metres of soft bumps.

Many more mountain restaurants have now opened for take-aways on their terrace: Zum See, Blatten, Vrony’s, Fluhalp and the Findlerhof to name some of the top gourmet ones.

Cervinia will remain closed until March 5th, however with fine lunching and great skiing on the Zermatt side we’re not missing it that much. And we have the great good fortune that our lifts are allowed to operate. Carpe Skiem!

The Fluhalp Restaurant and the Matterhorn

 

Astronomical Amount of Fresh Snow

Today's Snow Statistics
Snow depth at 3,500m - Plateau Rosa: Snow depth at 2,900m - Gornergrat: Snow depth at 1,800m - Furi: New snowfall: Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: Avg temperature at 1,800m: Number of runs open: Number of km:
N/A 194cm 120cm 150cm 342cm -5° 48 134
The Gourmet Ski Guide shredding Mittelritz

It snowed non-stop for three full days last week, and then the weather cleared on Sunday to give us one of the finest powder skiing days ever. The total amount that fell was 150cm, on top of an already good base. There is 180% more snow in Zermatt than the long term average level.

More pistes are now open

Today's Snow Statistics
Snow depth at 3,500m - Plateau Rosa: Snow depth at 2,900m - Gornergrat: Snow depth at 1,800m - Furi: New snowfall: Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: Avg temperature at 1,800m: Number of runs open: Number of km:
N/A 90cm 34cm 18-30cm 86cm -6° 48 134

The resort has been busy preparing new runs. The wonderful Kumme run from Rothorn down to Tuftern is now open, as is the black Upper National run. On the Schwarzee side the super easy Aroleid blue is now also open. A very nice 30cm of fresh snow fell on the Furggsattel bowl (3,400-2,400m altitude) giving us great powder skiing. The weather is crisp and wonderfully sunny, while fresh snow is expected this coming mid-week.

New Kumme gondola opens as do more ski runs

Today's Snow Statistics
Snow depth at 3,500m - Plateau Rosa: Snow depth at 2,900m - Gornergrat: Snow depth at 1,800m - Furi: New snowfall: Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: Avg temperature at 1,800m: Number of runs open: Number of km:
N/A 90cm 34cm 20cm 86cm -6° 45 124

The wonderful new Kumme lift was inaugurated just before Christmas, located in the Sunnegga / Rothorn sector, this 10 seater cabin lift has a vertical of 966m and a total length of 3.2 km. It starts near the bottom of the Tuftern run and goes all the way up to Rothorn, giving more efficient and more direct access to a number of ski slopes in this area.

It snowed 20cm yesterday, the skies cleared and we had some great powder runs. Piste conditions are excellent on the majority of slopes, however due to the temperatures being colder than usual, the lower slopes are hard with some ice patches. Nonetheless, now that the holiday crowds have gone, the skiing is wonderful.

New Kumme lift approaching Rothorn
Off-piste accessed by the new Kumme lift yesterday

87km of Open Pistes

Today's Snow Statistics
Snow depth at 3,500m - Plateau Rosa: Snow depth at 2,900m - Gornergrat: Snow depth at 1,800m - Furi: New snowfall: Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: Avg temperature at 1,800m: Number of runs open: Number of km:
220cm 77cm 31cm - 77cm 32 87

All three mountain areas are open: Matterhorn Paradise, Gornergrat and Sunnegga. The snow on-piste is perfect crisp grippy powdery winter snow, temperatures are relatively mild and the sun is shining. The image below is taken from the Riffelberg webcam live feed on 16.12.2020