Your gourmet ski guide spent a day in Verbier and was shocked by how poor the conditions are there compared to Zermatt! Apart from the top of Mont-Fort, all runs are brown, slushy and patchy. Meanwhile in Zermatt we still have perfect powdery winter snow spanning a vertical of 1,300 metres. You can see how good conditions are on the webcam shot below.
Gornergrat webcam on April 22nd 2011: