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200cm of fresh snow so far

Today's Snow Statistics
Snow depth at 3,500m - Plateau Rosa: Snow depth at 2,900m - Gornegrat: 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 93cm 12cm 30cm 205cm +4° 16 57

We are under a southerly weather system which typically brings a lot of snow to Zermatt, and this is certainly the case this week. Yet more snow fell all of last night, with the snow line around 2,000m. So far Gornergrat has had 205cm of fresh snow this year, as has the Plateau Rosa. The snow base for the coming season keeps building up, while the skiing conditions should be very enjoyable once the Foehn wind dies down.

The Rothorn ski area above Zermatt on 7th of November 2018

Already 16 open ski runs every day

Today's Snow Statistics
Snow depth at 3,500m - Plateau Rosa: Snow depth at 2,900m - Gornegrat: 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:
170cm 70cm 23cm 10cm 150cm +2° 16 -

It has snowed a little more and the skiing is already very good. The forecast is for more snow during the coming week, clearing on Friday and sunny over next weekend. The perfect opportunity for some mellow early season turns…

Franz & Heidi’s Mountain Restaurant on 3rd of November 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st of November 133cm of fresh snow

Today's Snow Statistics
Snow depth at 3,500m - Plateau Rosa: Snow depth at 2,900m - Gornegrat: 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:
170cm 72cm 26cm 133cm 133cm 16 -

Zermatt has gone straight from summer to winter. Last Friday was a balmy late Indian summer day, the next day it started snowing and now, one week later, we have had a total of 133cm of fresh snow at Gornergrat, 72cm at Furi and 70cm in Cervinia. The Italian slopes are now open as well as the high slopes on the Swiss Matterhorn side. Snow conditions are powder above 3,000m; cold / squeaky down to 2,500m, and humid below that. It’s a great start to the 2018-19 winter season with a perfect snow base to hold and maintain future snowfalls and lovely early season skiing conditions right now.

The Findlerhof (Franz & Heidi) Mountain Restaurant on November 2nd 2018

August 2018

Today's Snow Statistics
Snow depth at 3,500m - Plateau Rosa: Snow depth at 2,900m - Gornegrat: 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.

 

18th December 2017

Today's Snow Statistics
Number of runs open: Number of km: Snow depth at 3,500m - Plateau Rosa: Snow depth at 2,900m - Gornegrat: Snow depth at 1,800m - Furi: New snowfall: Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: Avg temperature at 1,800m:
95 243 100cm 100cm 43cm 55 - 30cm 169cm -8°

Yet more snow! We had a good snowfall of 35cm on December 15th, and another one of 20cm today. Temperatures are very cold, which is keeping the snow in excellent condition.

The Leisee beginner's area aerial shot
The Tuftern run and hut

 

12th December 2017

Today's Snow Statistics
Number of runs open: Number of km: Snow depth at 3,500m - Plateau Rosa: Snow depth at 2,900m - Gornegrat: Snow depth at 1,800m - Furi: New snowfall: Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: Avg temperature at 1,800m:
34 116 110cm 100cm 34cm 80-40cm 138cm -8°

There has been a huge snowfall over the weekend, with 80cm on the Cervinia side and 40cm on the Zermatt side, which means that the snow heights in Italy have caught up with those in Switzerland. The skiing link to Cervinia is now open, as are all the resort runs on both sides of the Matterhorn.

5th December 2017

Today's Snow Statistics
Number of runs open: Number of km: Snow depth at 3,500m - Plateau Rosa: Snow depth at 2,900m - Gornegrat: Snow depth at 1,800m - Furi: New snowfall: Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: Avg temperature at 1,800m:
25 70 135cm 66cm 20cm 4cm 88cm -10°

The Furi-Zermatt resort run opened last weekend, giving a total vertical of 2,263m, from the Klein Matterhorn all the way back down to the Zermatt village. We had 50 people coming for our first December weekend party, the sun was shining all three days, the snow excellent, and we all went to three of our favourite mountain restaurants: Vrony's, Zum See and Findlerhof. A proper Zermatt start to the season!

The party continues at Gornergrat
The north face of the Matterhorn

 

26th November 2017

Today's Snow Statistics
Number of runs open: Number of km: Snow depth at 3,500m - Plateau Rosa: Snow depth at 2,900m - Gornegrat: Snow depth at 1,800m - Furi: New snowfall: Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: Avg temperature at 1,800m:
24 66 130cm 65cm 17cm 30-10cm 80cm -7°

A big snowfall of 30cm yesterday on the Plateau Rosa (link toward Italy), and about 10cm lower down. All three areas on the Zermatt side are now open: Sunnegga-Rothorn, Gornergrat and the Matterhorn Paradise area; whilst on the Italian side several more lifts are now open. Temperatures are very cold and wintery.

22nd November 2017

Today's Snow Statistics
Number of runs open: Number of km: Snow depth at 3,500m - Plateau Rosa: Snow depth at 2,900m - Gornegrat: Snow depth at 1,800m - Furi: New snowfall: Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: Avg temperature at 1,800m:
16 41 130cm 60cm 20cm - 80cm +2°

As of yesterday the White Pearl run from Schwarzsee to Furi has opened, raising the total number of kilometers to 41 and the total vertical to 2,016m (Starting from Klein Matterhorn at 3,883m and finishing in Furi at 1,867m).

Matterhorn view of the peak from the sky above Zermatt
Shot of the Matterhorn's peak from the Italian side taken yesterday on the
Milan Malpensa to London flight. You can also see Zermatt nestling in valley beyond.
Close up of the Matterhorn's peak in the setting sunlight

 

20th November 2017

Today's Snow Statistics
Number of runs open: Number of km: Snow depth at 3,500m - Plateau Rosa: Snow depth at 2,900m - Gornegrat: Snow depth at 1,800m - Furi: New snowfall: Total snowfall this season at 2,900m: Avg temperature at 1,800m:
13 33 130cm 60cm 20cm 11cm 80cm -3°C

There was another good snowfall on Sunday, totalling 11cm on the slopes. The conditions are excellent, with grippy powdery snow on all pistes, a real pleasure to carve on.

The Sandiger Boden run from Trockener Steg to Furgg on November 20th