Is Zermatt snowsure?

The snowiest week in Zermatt is week 1 of May. There are typically 5.0 snowy days during this week with 83cm 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)
December45cm3.6 days
January54cm3.4 days
February55cm4.0 days
March63cm4.4 days
April62cm4.8 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Zermatt during March (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of March for Zermatt is 61 cm. There are typically 4.8 snowy days during this week. Zermatt normal weather and snow conditions during the last week of March at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2720m, based on historical averages over the last 15 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (1830m) is well bellow the mid altitude of Zermatt. Very frequent snowfalls are typical in Zermatt at the end of March. Based on long term weather statistics for Zermatt, five days with fresh snowfall per week is typical. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 61cm. Pretty cold temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Zermatt in week four of March of just -5.6°C at the mid altitude and minimum temperatures typically falling to -7.0°C. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Generally light winds (average 11km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Calm, sunny and below freezing ideal weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day during this week while fresh snow days that do not coincide with perfect weather conditions also happen on average three days during this week each year.

Snow History: Compare Resorts

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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Zermatt and (2007 – 2022).



Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Zermatt and (2007 – 2022)


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

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 – 2022)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
Days with significant rainfall.

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 – 2022)


Average temperature
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.