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.

9th January 2012

After 3 weeks of heavy snowfalls, there is now over 2 meters of fresh snow in the village and more up top. Powder skiing conditions are exceptional and the snow base will now last well into the month of May!

18th December 2011

We have had a week of continuous snowfall with a total of 100cm of new snow on top of a base which was already good. This means that the skiing is better than ever and the season is off to the best start in a decade!

 The gourmet ski guide in front of the Mountain Exposure office after a big lunch:

9th December 2011

We have had three days of continuous snowfall which means that the skiing is better than ever! The villages are white, and in Zermatt the Gornergrat and Sunnegga areas have opened some of their slopes, which makes it possible to link all four areas. The best skiing is still to be had in the Matterhorn area bordering Italy, where almost all runs are now open.

1st December 2011

The good snow is holding and the number of runs has doubled. We now have a total of 42 lifts, 50 runs, 1,600m of vertical and 117km of piste open. Both Cervinia and Valtournenche are open, as well as Gornergrat to Riffelberg. And there are no crowds – see the webcam image below of your private Gornergrat ski slope with perfect groomed corduroy:

21st November 2011

Skiing conditions are exceptional in Zermatt. Both resorts were perfectly positioned to receive the brunt of the recent depression from the gulf of Genoa – it snowed continuously for 5 days above 2,500 metres. Across Zermatt and Cervinia there are 20 lifts and 26 runs open. Snow conditions in all three areas are beautiful and powdery. The image below is taken from the Gornergrat webcam: