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.

Spring / Summer 2020

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 - - - - 5°-24° 7 10

The summer ski area (currently closed) on the glacier at the top of the Matterhorn Express is normally 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

70 cm 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:
300cm 143cm 62 70-30cm 368cm -2° - 111

After two days of continuous snowfall, we have amazing amounts of fresh snow, with 70cm on the Plateau Rosa and 30cm lower down.

Stable High Pressure Blue Sky Weather

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 119cm 44cm - 330cm +2° 133 311

The pistes are in great condition, with almost all of them open. Although we haven’t had much snowfall since the beginning of the year we still managed to find a bit of powder off-piste here and there. The weather has been spectacularly sunny and mild throughout, ideal skiing conditions.

Dusk by the Zermatt river in January

Perfect conditions for New Year

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 148cm 60cm 30cm 329cm -3° 111 275

Yesterday and today were simply glorious, with blue skies and streaming sunshine. With all the snowfall we have had, pistes are powdery and soft, the off-piste however was affected by the wind. Tomorrow Friday will see a weather front come through, bringing fresh snow. Thereafter the whole New Year week will benefit from stable anti-cyclonic conditions. Perfect skiing!

On the Ried to Zermatt resort run

White Christmas

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:
275cm 134cm 46cm 100cm 296cm -2° 111 275

The last few days leading up to Christmas have seen turbulent weather with 100cm total snowfall since our last report. The higher lifts have recently been closed because of wind, but the skiing on the middle and lower slopes is outstanding with soft powdery snow on all runs and the off-piste is also good. It will snow again up to Christmas Eve, and then the skies will clear leading to perfect conditions on Christmas Day and thereafter.

The Matterhorn clad in fresh snow and the Matterhorn Express December 21st

Perfect Conditions

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 105cm 34cm 25cm 233cm +1° 62 210

We had a glorious day of fresh powder skiing on Saturday, then it snowed again all the way down to village level yesterday Sunday and now the weather is set fair for the coming week, simply perfect conditions!

The Matterhorn on November 30th

 

More open ski pistes than anywhere in the world

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 100cm 20cm 70cm 202cm 0°C 49 158

 

The snow just keeps falling and the number of runs increasing. We can now ski all the way down to both Cervinia and Valtournenche villages on the Italian side, and down to Furi on the Swiss side. With 158km of open runs we have more skiing than anywhere in the Alps, North America, indeed the world!

Blissfully empty ski slope by the Pancheron chairlift on Tuesday
A single skier on the blissfully empty ski slope by the Pancheron chairlift on Tuesday

The number of open pistes is doubling

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:
260cm 73cm 33cm 10cm 127cm 0°C 42 71km

As of the coming weekend of November 23d, on the Zermatt side the White Pearl run down to Furi will open, as well as most of the Valtournenche sector on the Italian side, the total kilometers of open runs thus going up from 71 to 138km.

 

The off-piste ski area next to the Fuggsattel chairlift yesterday

Another big dump – 64cm total snow in the village now.

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:
265cm 90cm 52cm 30cm at village level 118cm +1° 42 71

This is a truly special start to the season, with a second significant snowfall in the space of 3 days. Runs are now open down to Furgg on the Swiss side, and all the way down to Cervinia on the Italian side. Time to start skiing to lunch again…

Fresh snow in Zermatt mid-November
Zermatt village on November 18th. More than 64cm of snow already and much more on the ski slopes.

Huge Snowfall – 125cm!

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:
255cm 74cm 52cm 125cm - 50cm 84cm -2° 26 60

It snowed all night, totaling 125cm on the upper slopes and 50cm in the village. Even by Zermatt standards this is a truly exceptional start to the season. As soon as the runs are secured the lifts will open, with 26 pistes to ski on and 60km of fun.