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 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
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.
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!
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.
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).
We had another good snowfall on Sunday, with cold temperatures at all altitudes keeping things fresh. The Klein Matterhorn cable-car has reopened after maintenance, and the pistes down to Furgg are now also open, giving us a vertical of 1,450m, and 33km of runs.
There was a dusting of new snow yesterday and today the skies cleared to reveal perfect winter conditions. Your humble servant went up to see for himself, and found fluffy fresh powder snow to track. What a start to the season! The pistes are in great shape too with lovely grippy winter powder. And they're empty. November skiing is a dream, only possible in Zermatt.