Zermatt Snow History

Is Zermatt snowsure? 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. Whether you prefer bluebird conditions, powder days in any weather or just reliable snow in guaranteed sub-zero temperatures you can easily find the best week to go.

This week in history: Zermatt typical weather and snow conditions during the third week of November 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 normal freezing level (2334m) is slightly below the middle elevation of Zermatt. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in Zermatt in the middle of November. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 40cm. Temperatures should typically remain a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the middle elevation in Zermatt during week three of November is -3.1°C while the average minimum temperature is just -4.5°C. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Generally light winds (average 11km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Sunny, calm and below freezing ideal weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) are rare, occuring this week on average one year in 0 but powder days that do not coincide with cold, sunny and calm weather conditions are more usual, on average two days during this week in any given year.

Zermatt Snow Conditions

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

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    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Best ski days:

  • 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)

Zermatt

Winter
Summer
  • Best ski days:

  • 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. 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.

Zermatt Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Zermatt (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Zermatt

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • 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. 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.

Zermatt Temperature

Average temperature in Zermatt (2007 – 2018)

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    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Zermatt

Winter
Summer
Freezing level
  • 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.

Zermatt snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in December40cm3.4 days
Snow in January64cm3.7 days
Snow in February61cm4.6 days
Snow in March76cm4.8 days
Snow in April66cm5.1 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data