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.

Summer 2019

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:
300cm 0cm 0cm - N/A 24° 7 10

The summer ski area on the glacier at the top of the Matterhorn Express is open every day, as is the link to Italy (for skiers only). Skiing is open from 08:00 to 13:00, the last ascent for skiers from the village is at 11:20 (12:20 from August 20th onward). In summer the snow conditions are similar to spring skiing, which means hard slopes early in the morning and slush in the afternoon. Between 10:00 and 12:00 the snow is lovely spring corn

Looking down from Klein Matterhorn toward Testa Grigia at the Plateau Rosa summer ski area.

 

A Happy Ending

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:
300cm 240cm 10cm 60-80cm 738cm +5° 53 122

The winter skiing season ends on May 5th and the conditions are optimal, it snowed 60-80cm over the last two days, then the skies cleared for the weekend yesterday and we enjoyed yet more powder skiing. The Sunnegga and Gornergrat sectors closed last weekend, however the Matterhorn Paradise area and Cervinia remain open until the beginning of May. Then we switch to summer skiing: Zermatt is the only resort in the world where you can ski 365 days per year.

Mountain Exposure guests making fresh tracks in the Furggsattel Bowl on April 27th 2019

It was the lightest snow of the Zermatt 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:
250cm 225cm 46cm - 677cm +2° 132 320

As predicted, after the huge snowfall the weather cleared and the second weekend of April had two glorious sunny days. And the powder snow was the lightest and fluffiest of the year! In fact, typical April conditions in Zermatt. The pistes have really good snow depth and conditions are now still wintery and grippy on all the higher runs, while the lower ones have glorious spring corn around mid-day. Perfect for the coming late Easter weekend.

Next to the Triftji run

Below Stockhorn / Rote Nase

Biggest Dump So Far!

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:
300cm 224cm 48cm 105cm 646cm -2° limited today but all will open tomorrow 320

After two weeks of glorious sunshine, we now have a double weather system bringing us a huge amount of snow from both the north and the south. It has snowed a total of 105cm on the Plateau Rosa and 45cm at Gornergrat. And it is still snowing! The weather forecast for tomorrow Friday and the weekend is for sunshine and blue skies, so we are looking forward to what promises to be the best weekend of the season!

The garden in front of the Vieux Moulin apartment

 

Today’s webcam showing snow clearing on a terrace above Zermatt

Huge snowfall

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:
290cm 228cm 86cm 80cm 604cm -1° 132 320

After the stable high pressure of February, the first week of March saw a more westerly weather system with snow every third day or so. Perfect for powder skiing!

Mountain Exposure in-house ski instructor Digby and Rowena next to the Kumme piste

It snowed a total of 50cm during the first two weeks at the Plateau Rosa, before culminating with a huge snowfall of 80cm on March 15th! There was a good deal of wind at altitude, which means that the off-piste was quite difficult to ski, however the base of snow is so deep that the skiing will be fantastic all the way to May. And all the pistes are currently in wonderful condition.

Permanent Sunshine

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:
200cm 170cm 52cm 12cm 525cm +5° 130 310

We have had a stable anticylonic high-pressure weather system for almost all of the February school holidays, with glorious sunny skies and mild temperatures. Perfect weather for enjoying the mountain restaurant terraces, a glass of rosé wine to hand, and watching the kids ski.

The wonderful Mittelritz run with perfect grippy snow in the Stockhorn / Hohtalli area of Zermatt

 

If you are on the Rothorn sector, the wonderful red Kumme run (N°14) is great and relatively quiet, while around Gornergrat the White Hare red from Hohtalli to Gant (N° 28) is beautiful. Also here the yellow Mittelritz (N° 30) is superb with soft snow and small moguls. On Schwarzsee, the Momatt yellow (run N° 60) is great with soft snow, but big and steep moguls in the middle part. N° 67 (Garten Buckelpiste) has much softer snow than the main Garten run down to Furgg.

Mid-February Refresher

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:
215cm 183cm 55cm 25cm 513cm +5° 130 310

After a week of sunny skies, a fresh snowfall of 25cm yesterday has topped up all the pistes nicely.

Kids playing in the snow near Furi

Great start to February

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:
190cm 182cm 61cm 45cm 497cm 128 301

It snowed a lot on the first two day of February, and the pistes have great powdery / grippy snow everywhere.

The Hohtalli – Rote Nase cable-car has opened for season, giving access to the Triftji / Stockhorn freeride area. The Paradise yellow (i.e. double-black) bump run (N°10) is a delight. Also the wonderful red Kumme (N°14) is great, if you are on the Rothorn sector, as is the Arbzug yellow (N° 18) it leads to. The White Hare red from Hohtalli to Gant (N° 28) is beautiful.

Perfect January

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 197cm 62cm 60cm 474cm -7° to 0° 128 301

It has snowed all over the Alps, but whereas the quantities were unmanageable in some parts of Austria, here in Zermatt we had a perfect 60cm which has refreshed all the slopes nicely. The Cervinia side had a lot of wind last week so there is no off-piste there, but on the Swiss side the conditions both on and off-piste are currently perfect. The snow is powdery all the way down to resort level.

Your Gourmet Ski Guide and the head of Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School enjoying the view from the lovely Arbzug piste overlooking Zermatt.

Fresh tracks still

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 144cm 26cm 29cm 406cm +5° 129 310

The weather was unseasonably mild up to Christmas, but with good precipitation. It snowed several times up to Christmas day, and since then we have had perfect clear skies and sun. The snow from 3,800m to 2,300m is squeaky cold powder on piste, and c. 30cm deep powder off piste. Below that it is hard-pack with the help of snow cannons. All resort runs are open.  And the miracle of Zermatt is that if you know where to look, you can still find fresh powder tracks 5 days later:

Zermatt’s Secret Valley

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