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 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.
The ski area now has 18km of runs, and has been extended down to Trockener Steg, with the opening of the Furggsattel Chairlift and the Theodul T-Bar and their associated pistes, which means that you can ski back to the top of the Matterhorn Express. The link to Cervinia is now also continuously open. The cold nights have enabled snow making to begin lower down, which is creating a good base for the next snowfall to settle upon. This use of man-made snow as a foundation is one of the key ways of ensuring that the pistes will remain in good conditions all the way through to the end of the season.
The last weekend of the season proved to be one of the very best! We (and everyone left in resort) tracked glorious fresh powder all day long on Saturday and Sunday. After two days of glorious sun, it snowed again today and the tree skiing on Schwarzsee was fabulous. Here are a few images from the weekend: