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.

Sunny and Cold

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:
130cm 70cm 27cm 10cm 163cm -5°C 94 261

Since our last update, we have had sunny and very cold weather, which has preserved the good quality of the snow. The wind was strong on the ridge between us and Italy, which led to Cervinia being closed a lot of the time. It snowed 10cm on February 7th which has refreshed the pistes, especially on the Italian side. There is still no off-piste, but the runs are in great shape, the skies are blue, the sun is shining, the wind has dropped and temperatures will become milder next week. All in all, perfect al fresco lunching conditions.

The Snowflake Restaurant on the Italian side

Snow, sun and cold

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:
160cm 71cm 30cm 15cm 161cm -5° 92 256
Webcam at the top of the Hohtalli cable-car in Zermatt on January 26th 2023

 

It has been very cold since over the last week, with temperatures around -15°C at 3,000m and and -5°C in the village, which has helped keep the snow in good wintery condition. 15-20 cm of fresh snow fell on January 24th, mainly on the slopes adjoining Italy and on the Cervinia side. The general level of snow is still low compared to the annual average, which means that there is very little off-piste. However all the runs are in tip-top condition, especially if you like winter hard-pack. Some of the lower runs are becoming quite icy, so best to stay up high – which is easy in Zermatt. The cold January weather is set to continue this coming weekend, so the snow will remain good.

No Lack of Snow in Zermatt

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:
155cm 65cm 32cm 30cm 156cm -5° 91 253

The last few days saw a number of weather fronts come through bringing 30cm of fresh snow. The skiing is even better than it has been, with more than 250km of open runs. There have been many reports in the media about lack of snow in the Alps, but this has never applied to Zermatt. With a base altitude of 1,620m and a top lift station at 3,883m, most of the runs here are between 3,500m and 2,200m altitude. This factor, combined with extensive snow making, means that we have had the usual abundant amount of skiing since the start of the season.

Zermatt – Sunnegga (2,200m) Webcam January 18th 2023

A Good Snowfall over Christmas

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:
140cm 72cm 19cm 45cm 132cm +4°C 80 213

We had an unsettled period of weather, mild temperatures leading to rain in the village and 45cm of fresh snow on the ski slopes. Even more runs have opened, totaling 213km. All runs back to the resort are open, as are the runs down to the base of both Italian villages – Cervinia and Valtournenche.

Returning to Zermatt from Italy yesterday

Perfect Piste Conditions

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:
130cm 51cm 17cm 10cm 87cm -5° 61 159

We have had very cold temperatures last week, with some snowfall. This has enabled piste grooming to proceed in ideal circumstances, the mix of a man made snow base and natural snow on top resulting in great ski conditions. All three Zermatt ski areas and both the linked Italian areas of Cervinia and Valtournenche are open, as are the runs back to resort.

Crystal Clear December Sunday in Zermatt

 

A Snowy Start to the 22-23 Season

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:
110cm 40cm 9cm 10cm 50cm -3° 25 110km

It has been snowing steadily over the last week and the temperatures have been cold enough to allow the snow canons to work continuously, laying down a long-lasting base for the natural snow to settle on. This is the secret of good snow preparation. As of December 3d the number of open runs will triple to 110km, including all three mountains on the Zermatt side of the ski area, and also both Cervinia and Valtournenche on the Italian side.

Webcam at Trockener Steg in Zermatt on December 1st, 2022

Too sunny to ski

The summer has been so dry and so sunny that the glaciers are suffering. As a result the summer ski slopes have been temporarily closed. However the mountain lifts are running normally and you can still go up to the very top of the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise lift (Klein Matterhorn), where you can walk, touch and play on the snow. Or keep cool while sunbathing…

How to keep cool in the summer. . .at the Klein Matterhorn August 2022

Summer Ski Season has Started

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:
180cm 118cm - - - 15°C 8 23

May 1st was the last day of the winter season, and May 2nd the first day of the summer season. The mountain lifts up to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (also known as Klein Matterhorn) are open, as is the Gornergrat train. From both locations you get stunning views over the mountains. Currently skiing is possible from the highest point at 3,883m down to Trockener Steg at 2,900m. The Furggsattel chairlift is also running, for skiers only.

View from the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise across to the Italian and French Alps

The 2022 Season ends with a Bang: 80cm of fresh snow!

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:
260cm 148cm 10cm 40-80cm 445cm 0°C 37 117km

As is customary, we have had a number of good snowfalls this April, culminating in 80cm on the ridge between Zermatt and Cervinia on April 24th. Off-piste conditions were superb at higher altitudes. The Sunnegga and Gornergrat areas are now closed, but the Matterhorn side and Cervinia both remain open until May 1st.

                                       Furggsattel Powder on April 24th 2022

More new snow

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:
230cm 150cm 20cm 30cm 415cm -2°C 107 284

Last week we had three superb days of sunshine and deep powder, followed by three days of fresh snow again. We didn’t mind the poor weather as it was the Zermatt Unplugged music festival with great concerts in multiple locations in the village and around the mountains. The skiing is superb, and the Italian side in particular is perfect for a family outing.

the Love restaurant above Cervinia
Evie and Lola at the Love restaurant above Cervinia April 10th 2022