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Zermatt Snow Report:

The Zermatt snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 0cm (0 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Thursday 02 of April at 12AM and Wednesday 08 of April at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Knee
46cm
Tue 31 Mar
Origin:Report Origin

Zermatt snow depths:

Mountain
Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
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 8 Apr 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:

1cm
Mar 27
3cm
Mar 29
12cm
Mar 30
23cm
Mar 31

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Fri 10 Apr (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
9cm Sun 12 Apr (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Zermatt snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 0
    Powder Days
  • 6
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Zermatt:

No recent snow reports

No recent snow reports

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.

Resort
Issued: yesterday 17km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 19km  away
Issued: yesterday 22km  away
Issued: yesterday 22km  away
Issued: yesterday 26km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
160cm
50cm
Upper
Lower
185cm
30cm
Upper
Lower
115cm
20cm
Upper
Lower
120cm
20cm
Upper
Lower
150cm
30cm
Piste State
Piste
End Of Season
Off Piste
No Info
Piste
No Info
Off Piste
Powder
Piste
No Info
Off Piste
Hard
Piste
End Of Season
Off Piste
Powder
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
20cm
8 days ago
Amount:
Date:
18cm
8 days ago
Amount:
Date:
17cm
9 days ago
Amount:
Date:
10cm
8 days ago
Amount:
Date:
15cm
9 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
10cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
4cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
10cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
8cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
9cm
0cm
Weather
Wed
clear
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
clear
Mid station 2231m
Wed
clear
Thu
clear
Fri
clear
Mid station 2035m
Wed
clear
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
clear
Mid station 2358m
Wed
clear
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
clear
Mid station 2256m
Wed
clear
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
clear
Mid station 2356m

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.