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.

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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260km of open 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:
220cm 134cm 36cm 50cm 377cm -7° 108 260

Conditions continue to be perfect, with 50cm of new snow over the last week, and more runs opening, giving us still more open runs than anywhere else in the world. It’s not too late to make a quick trip here just before or for a white Christmas day. Today we skied down to Valtournenche which you can see on the right hand photo, enjoyed pristine untracked snow, and a superb lunch at the Foyer des Guides restaurant. Try the Gattinara Riserva wine!

 

Zermatt village is now also white with 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:
190cm 113cm 38cm 63cm 144cm - 86 225

Since our last update 5 days ago it has snowed a total of 63cm up top, and 34cm in Zermatt village. The snowline has now come all the way down. The skiing has been limited over the last weekend due to high winds, which have kept most of the upper lifts closed on both the Swiss and Italian sides of the mountain. The wind is also the reason why the snow depth at the top – Plateau Rosa – has decreased to 190cm; however it has increased to 113cm at the Gornergrat station. All in all this has been a very welcome addition to the snow base, while the cold temperatures have allowed snow making to resume on the lower slopes. We’re all set to have all the resort runs open well before Christmas.

The Matterhorn Golf Club Course in Tasch December 10th 2018: time to swap the clubs for skis!