Is Zermatt snowsure?

The snowiest week in Zermatt is week 2 of January. There are typically 3.9 snowy days during this week with 94cm of snowfall. Check out the Zermatt Snow History graphs below.Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years.

Average monthly snow in Zermatt

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December40cm3.4 days
January64cm3.7 days
February61cm4.6 days
March76cm4.8 days
April66cm5.1 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Zermatt during May (week 2):

The average snowfall forecast during week 2 of May for Zermatt is 66 cm. There are typically 4.1 snowy days during this week. Zermatt expected weather and snow conditions during the second week of May at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2720m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the usual freezing level (2797m) is similar to the middle elevation of Zermatt. Regular fresh snowfalls are to be expected in Zermatt in the middle of May. On average, expect four days with snowfall per week but with a risk of rain falling on one or two days on average. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 66cm. Day temperatures at the middle elevation in Zermatt during week two of May usually get above freezing (average maximum is 0.8°C) but nightime temperatures typically fall to -0.4°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. Typically, expect only one day with sunshine per week at this time of year. Generally light winds (average 10km/h).


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Zermatt and (2007 – 2018).

Winter
Summer

Zermatt

Chart


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Zermatt and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Bluebird Powder Day
(Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Powder Day
(Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)
Bluebird Day
(Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Very windy days
(>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Zermatt are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. Poorer weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.


Average Snowfall in

Graph showing the average precipitation (snow/rain) in Zermatt and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Zermatt are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. The risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.


Average Temperature in

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Zermatt and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Zermatt are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.