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 September (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of September for Zermatt is 22 cm. There are typically 1.8 snowy days during this week. Zermatt typical weather and snow conditions during the third week of September 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 average freezing level (3173m) is slightly higher than the middle elevation of Zermatt. Based on long-term averages, there are two days with snowfall per week in Zermatt in the middle of September but with the same probbaility of rain falling rather than snow Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 22cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both night and day in Zermatt during week three of September with average maximum temperature 2.8°C and minimum temperature 1.0°C at the middle elevation. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. 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).



Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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


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 – 2018)


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 – 2018)


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.