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SwitzerlandZermatt Snow Report

26 Mar 2015 17:30
Ski Club Leader's snow report
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Snow report glossary

Snow and weather data can vary depending on many factors. The data we provide gives you an indication of the conditions you can expect but, as conditions can vary so widely, the data is not a guarantee of the conditions at this resort. Weather data comes from our detailed weather forecast.
Last snowed
The date of the last snowfall.
Fresh snow
The depth of the last snowfall.
Last 7 days
The total snowfall reported over the last 7 days.
Next 9 days
The total amount of fresh snow predicted at mid-mountain level from our detailed 9 day forecast.
Upper piste depth
An indication of the snow depth on the upper prepared slopes.
Lower piste depth
An indication of the snow depth on the lower prepared slopes.
Piste quality
An indication of the general piste conditions on the open pistes.
Resort runs
An indication of the conditions on the lower, open runs back into the resort base.
Off piste snow
An indication of the general off piste conditions.
Lifts open
An indication of the number of lifts that are open out of the total number of lifts possible in this resort/ski area.
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Snow report
26 Mar 2015 17:20
 
Powder day!
Snowfall:
Last snowed 26 Mar 2015
Fresh snow 50cm
Last 7 days 90cm
Next 9 days 79cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 270cm
Lower piste depth 5cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Excellent
Resort runs Heavy
Off piste snow Powder
Lifts:
Lifts open 47 out of 54
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Weather forecast glossary

Snow and weather data can vary depending on many factors. The data we provide gives you an indication of the conditions you can expect but, as conditions can vary so widely, the data is not a guarantee of the conditions at this resort. Weather data comes from our detailed weather forecast.
Weather
The predicted weather for the afternoon period at mid-mountain level.
Snow expected
The predicted amount of snow.
Maximum temperature
The predicted maximum temperature for the afternoon period at mid-mountain level.
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Snow & weather forecast
 
A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Thu afternoon. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -2°C on Sat morning, min -11°C on Fri afternoon). Wind will be generally light.
Thursday 26 March 2015

A mixture of sun, cloud and snow showers

Thursday 26 March 2015
Heavy snow

13cm snow expected

-3°C max temp

Friday 27 March 2015
Snow showers

1cm snow expected

-9°C max temp

Saturday 28 March 2015
Snow showers

2cm snow expected

-2°C max temp

Snow overview for Switzerland
Thursday 26 March 2015

Thick clouds covered much of the Swiss Alps on Thursday 26th March, bringing snowfall to most of our featured resorts. The best conditions are up high as the temperatures of late have been relatively mild, resulting in some heavier conditions on the lower slopes.

Zermatt (5/270cm) and Saas Fee (70/340cm) have seen the heaviest snowfall this week, with the former reporting 30cm and the latter 40cm on Thursday morning. Some excellent powder conditions have been reported at both resorts, but sadly many of the lifts at Saas Fee were closed on Thursday – but are expected to open in time for the weekend.

Elsewhere, the snowfall was lighter and much of the precipitation fell as rain/sleet on the lower slopes. Verbier (1/215cm) caught 5cm of fresh snow to go with 40cm of snow in the past seven days. The leader in resort reported some great powder up high and on the itinerary slopes such as Tortin, Mont Gele and Mont Fort.

Some of the lower resorts have suffered in the recent spell of weather as all but the very highest slopes saw rainfall. Les Mosses (10/20cm) and Anzere (0/90cm) are examples of this, with some bare patches reported on the lower slopes.

Colder air is set to spread in during Friday, dropping the freezing level to below resort level and bringing some further light snowfall. Some sunny spells are possible later on Friday and into Saturday, before heavier snow returns on Sunday and Monday, with 20-50cm forecast for much of the country.

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Jack Hugh
Posted: 22/03/15
7th to 14th March 2015
Overall rating: 5 stars
Jack Hugh
Visited: March 2015

The weather during our ski holiday was brilliant with blue skies and plenty snow. It was a pleasure to meet up with a number of friends from previous years and particularly our Team Leaders Ian Cottam and Phil Jackson. It was my third Zermatt holiday skiing with Ian and Phil and they were both great company and were a major contribution to the enjoyment of the week. There were two groups, a fast group and a slow group, and I elected to join the latter. Both Leaders put together very interesting itineraries each day and set the pace to suit the abilities of their group members. It is very relaxing to have someone else dictate the routes for the day. Lunch stops for me are important and again both Leaders excelled at providing well judged stopping points.
The on-piste conditions could not have been better but off-piste the snow tended to be crusty, broken and rutted so I elected to stay on-piste this year, a decision which I did not regret.
Both Leaders will need to re-qualify before next year and I wish them both every success in that endeavor and see you both next year?

Slopes:
5 stars
Accommodation:
5 stars
Eating:
5 stars
Apres:
5 stars
Value for money:
5 stars
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