Zermatt snow report:

The Zermatt snow report is: 15 out of 52 Lifts open. 15 of 322 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 2cm (0.8 inches) of snow fell over 18 hours between Wednesday 14 of July at 8PM and Thursday 15 of July at 2PM CEST at the mid mountain level Zermatt Piste State: Spring snow.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
3cm
Thu 16 Sep (PM)
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
5cm
Sat 04 Sep (PM)
Origin:Report Origin

Zermatt snow depths: updated 18 September 2021

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 18 Sep 2021. 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
Sep 06
1cm
Sep 09
1cm
Sep 15
3cm
Sep 16

Resort report:

Piste conditions:
Spring snow
Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
1cm Sat 18 Sep (PM)
Next significant snowfall:
7cm Sun 19 Sep (AM)
Lifts open:
15 out of 52
Resort runs:

Zermatt snow conditions

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    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

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Zermatt Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Zermatt 2020 - 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Zermatt

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

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Webcam
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Snow Depth
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Piste
End Of Season
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No Info
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End Of Season
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Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
2cm
on 25 May
Amount:
Date:
1cm
65 days ago
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1cm
on 25 May
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1cm
on 27 May
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6cm
on 25 May
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
5cm
0cm
5cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
14cm
0cm
14cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
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7cm
0cm
7cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
12cm
0cm
12cm
Weather
Sat
clear
Sun
mod snow
Mon
cloud
Mid station 2231m
Sat
clear
Sun
mod snow
Mon
cloud
Mid station 2700m
Sat
clear
Sun
heavy rain
Mon
cloud
Mid station 2035m
Sat
clear
Sun
mod snow
Mon
cloud
Mid station 2358m
Sat
clear
Sun
mod snow
Mon
cloud
Mid station 2256m

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.