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.

August 2018

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 0cm 0cm - N/A 24° 7 10

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

Looking down from Klein Matterhorn toward Testa Grigia at the Plateau Rosa summer ski area.

 

18th December 2017

Today's Snow Statistics
Number of runs open: Number of km: 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:
95 243 100cm 100cm 43cm 55 - 30cm 169cm -8°

Yet more snow! We had a good snowfall of 35cm on December 15th, and another one of 20cm today. Temperatures are very cold, which is keeping the snow in excellent condition.

The Leisee beginner's area aerial shot
The Tuftern run and hut

 

12th December 2017

Today's Snow Statistics
Number of runs open: Number of km: 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:
34 116 110cm 100cm 34cm 80-40cm 138cm -8°

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.

5th December 2017

Today's Snow Statistics
Number of runs open: Number of km: 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:
25 70 135cm 66cm 20cm 4cm 88cm -10°

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!

The party continues at Gornergrat
The north face of the Matterhorn

 

26th November 2017

Today's Snow Statistics
Number of runs open: Number of km: 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:
24 66 130cm 65cm 17cm 30-10cm 80cm -7°

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.

22nd November 2017

Today's Snow Statistics
Number of runs open: Number of km: 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:
16 41 130cm 60cm 20cm - 80cm +2°

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).

Matterhorn view of the peak from the sky above Zermatt
Shot of the Matterhorn's peak from the Italian side taken yesterday on the
Milan Malpensa to London flight. You can also see Zermatt nestling in valley beyond.
Close up of the Matterhorn's peak in the setting sunlight

 

20th November 2017

Today's Snow Statistics
Number of runs open: Number of km: 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:
13 33 130cm 60cm 20cm 11cm 80cm -3°C

There was another good snowfall on Sunday, totalling 11cm on the slopes. The conditions are excellent, with grippy powdery snow on all pistes, a real pleasure to carve on.

The Sandiger Boden run from Trockener Steg to Furgg on November 20th

 

14th November 2017

Today's Snow Statistics
Number of runs open: Number of km: 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:
13 33 130cm 40cm 20cm 10-20cm 67cm -7°

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.

Off-Piste on the Furggsattel Glacier November 13th

9th November 2017

Today's Snow Statistics
Number of runs open: Number of km: 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:
8 18 110cm 31cm 16cm 10cm 49cm -2°C

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.

November 9th: The Matterhorn and the Furggsattel Ski Run
November 9th: Skiing down toward Trockener Steg
November 9tt: Fresh Powder Ski Tracks in Zermatt

Have a look at this video shot on the slope you can see above.

7th November 2017

Today's Snow Statistics
Number of runs open: Number of km: 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:
8 18 110cm 35cm 18cm 9cm 44cm -5°C

More snow fell yesterday, resulting in the glorious conditions which you can see in the webcam images below, all taken today Tuesday November 7th: