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.
Although it hasn’t snowed recently, the weather has been stunningly sunny and the conditions are very good wintery hard-pack on most pistes. All three areas on the Swiss side are open as are the two sectors on the Italian side. The resorts runs are all open and the mountain restaurants are in full swing. Skiing on white snow under a blue sky in the warm sun is a great way to celebrate Christmas.
The Cervinia and Valtournenche ski areas have both opened down to the mid-stations, and the Riffelberg area on Gornergrat is also up and running. This gives the combined Zermatt / Cervinia ski area a total of 85km of open runs, more than anywhere else! Sunnegga will open on the weekend of December 4th and a big snowfall is forecast. We will keep you updated.
Over the last three days it has snowed 45cm on the top slopes, and 20cm in the village. The skiing on the Zermatt side is open down to Trockener Steg with 1,000m of vertical, and the link to Cervinia will open this coming Saturday. As always, Zermatt is the most blessed resort for early snow in the Alps.