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.
The really long run from Klein Matterhorn all the way down to Trockener Steg is open: 1,000 vertical meters and 3km long! The lifts on the glacier are also all open, as is the snow park and the link to Cervinia in Italy. It's the best and biggest summer ski area in the world.
The summer skiing season is now open on the glaciers: with 1,000m of vertical Zermatt has the most extensive summer ski slopes in the Alps and is the only ski resort in the world offering 365 days of skiing. Currently the Furggsattel chairlift and the Gravity Snow Park are open.
With yet more snowfalls, the snow on the Klein Matterhorn slopes has reached its greatest depth of the season with 390cm. This means that the base for summer skiing is exceptional and conditions will be good from now until October. Snow depths: village – 0cm, middle – 236cm, top – 390cm.
Gornergrat Ski Slope Webcam on May 3rd, 2012:
Over the last 15 days, more than 150cm has fallen on the top slopes, and 100cm lower down. We have been tracking deep powder continuously throughout. These conditions are typical for April in Zermatt – for those in the know, it is the best month to come skiing here. The Zermatt lifts close on May 2nd, while the link to Cervinia (whose slopes are open 1 more week) is open until May 7th. Thereafter the summer ski slopes on the glaciers open: Zermatt is the only resort in the world with 365 days of skiing.
Snow heights April 25th: village – 2 cm, middle – 262cm, top – 340cm. The most snow there has been here all season!
Below is a photo taken mid-April of Mountain Exposure clients admiring their tracks on the Stockhorn area in Zermatt:
It snowed a very satisfactory 30cm on April 5th, resulting in fresh powder on the top slopes and great heli-skiing. Both off-piste and on-piste conditions continue to be fabulous.
Snow heights: village -10cm, middle – 210cm, top – 260cm
Today's Snow Statistics
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|Snow depth at 2,900m - Gornergrat:
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It snowed continuously for the last 2 days, resulting in 40cm of fresh powder on the ski slopes. Both off-piste and on-piste conditions are fabulous.
We had two snowfalls of 20 and 25cm this week, resulting in fabulous off-piste powder runs. The piste conditions are as good as ever and now that the school holidays are over the slopes are for your skis only as this image from today's Gornergrat webacam shows:
With the exceptional snow base from the last two months all runs are open with fantastic skiing conditions. More snow is due to fall next week which means that we are all set for fantastic long end of season into April and May.
The winter has brought yet more snow and the cold is preserving it perfectly. All lifts and all runs across Zermatt-Cervinia are open. There is snow all the way down to Lake Geneva now, where getting into your car can be a challenge…
Another big snowfall and the snow conditions in Zermatt continue to exceed all expectations. This is truly going to be a sensational season. Even the rocks in the river are covered by a meter of powder snow…