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Zermatt Snow Report:

The Zermatt snow report is: out of 52 Lifts open. 0 of 322 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 6cm (2.4 inches) of snow fell over 18 hours between Monday 03 of August at 2PM and Tuesday 04 of August at 8AM CEST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Zermatt Piste State: Spring snow.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
6cm
Tue 04 Aug
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Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
6cm
Tue 04 Aug
Origin:Report Origin

Zermatt snow depths: updated 04 August 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
220cm
Lower snow depth:

Zermatt resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Zermatt brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Zermatt snow report shown below was updated on 4 Aug 2020. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Zermatt.

Last snowfall:

2cm
Jul 22
3cm
Jul 23
3cm
Aug 03
6cm
Aug 04

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Spring snow
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
4cm Wed 12 Aug (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
4cm Wed 12 Aug (AM)
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Zermatt snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 1
    Powder Days
  • 4
    Bluebird Days

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Latest snow reports near Zermatt:

  • 39 km away from Zermatt

    19 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Light rain reported from Sion Airport at 481 metres elevation only 4 kms NNE of Haute Nendaz but it is forecast cold enough for snow at higher elevations in the ski area from Haute Nendaz

  • 12 km away from Zermatt

    20 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Intermittent light snow reported from Pian Rosa Mountain Top Airport at 3488 metres elevation 5 kms E of Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche but it is probably falling as rain apart from near the top of the ski area from Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche

Zermatt Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Zermatt 2019 - 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Zermatt

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Zermatt using our Snowfinder page.

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Notes on the Zermatt Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Zermatt. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Zermatt piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Zermatt snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Zermatt, the Zermatt weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Zermatt weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Zermatt, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Zermatt. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Zermatt snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Zermatt snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Zermatt snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Zermatt snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Zermatt, study the Zermatt piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Zermatt snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Zermatt on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Zermatt (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Zermatt Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Zermatt snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.