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.

15th January 2013

It snowed 25cm of fluffy light powder on January 11th, which was refreshed by another fall today. The snow depths are at record levels for this time of year. The Stockhorn – Triftji freeride area has already opened, earlier than ever before, and two heli skiing drops are also functioning much sooner than usual. Snow quality is grippy powder and the cold temperatures are preserving it perfectly. It's a season not to be missed!

A warm-up run below Sunnegga


Our Gourmet Ski Guide working up an appetite


17th December 2012

It has been snowing regularly since our last update, with a further cumulated total of 85cm falling on the Plateau Rosa, giving a current snow depth of 255cm. It has also been milder, so the snow is settling well. Almost all of the runs in all 5 ski areas are now open, as are all the resort runs. Indeed, the Sunnegga – Patrullarve resort run opened on December 15th, which is the earliest opening in its history.

The Ried restaurant on the Sunnegga resort run:

4th December 2012

A further 60cm of fresh snow has fallen over the last two days in Zermatt, and it is snowing again. Snowfall totals so far this season – village: 94cm, upper slopes: 295cm. All ski areas are open and the conditions are epic.

Zermatt's main street in a snowstorm on December 4th

29th November 2012

This is an extraordinary start to the season – we have had our fourth major snowfall, resulting in the following new snow depth / total depths in cm:

– Zermatt village level: 25 / 25

– 1,800m altitude: 48 / 60

– 2,800m altitude: 55 / 132

– 3,500m altitude: 80 / 240

12th November 2012

Another 50cm of snow has fallen on the upper slopes (and 80cm on the Monte Rosa), giving a depth of 140cm on the top slopes of the Matterhorn area and 73cm at Gornergrat. This is the third substantial snowfall in a month. As you can see from the live webcam image below, the ski pistes are being actively prepared and many are already open.

30th October 2012

The ski season has started! 60cm of fresh snow on the slopes, and 35cm in the village. Zermatt got the most snow of any resort in the Alps! Conditions are outstanding (we skied bottomless powder the day after), seven lifts including the Furggsattel six man chair are already running and the link to Cervinia is open.

Here is an image from the Zermatt Ried webcam on Monday October 29th:

And some shots taken by our Gourmet Ski Guide on the same day:

16th October 2012

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:
- - - 25cm - - - -

25cm of fresh snow!  With a snow depth of 125cm on the top slopes, conditions are outstanding and the season is off to a great start. The high ski area and link to Italy are open.

Gornergrat ski slope webcam – first fresh (mountain chamois) tracks…