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SwitzerlandZermatt Snow Report

06 Feb 2016 11:30
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
06 Feb 2016 17:32
 
Improving conditions thanks to the new snow
Snowfall:
Last snowed 06 Feb 2016
Fresh snow 10cm
Last 7 days 43cm
Next 9 days 294cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 190cm
Lower piste depth 30cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Excellent
Resort runs Good
Off piste snow Powder
Lifts:
Lifts open 3 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 heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Sun afternoon. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -4°C on Mon morning, min -17°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.
Saturday 06 February 2016

Mostly sunny with increasing clouds

Sunday 07 February 2016
Heavy snow

56cm snow expected

-7°C max temp

Monday 08 February 2016
Moderate snow

19cm snow expected

-5°C max temp

Tuesday 09 February 2016
Heavy snow

64cm snow expected

-7°C max temp

Snow overview for Switzerland
Thursday 04 February 2016

Thursday was a real powder day across the Swiss Alps, with some massive snowfall totals being reported in the past 24 hours. Up to 65cm of new snow was picked up in places, with almost all resorts reporting in excess of 25-30cm. Thursday morning brought a brief lull in the heavy snowfall before another weather front arrives during the afternoon to drop as much as another 40cm of snow in places.

The biggest winner was Engelberg (40/335cm) which caught 65cm to give a fantastic powder day on the slopes of the Titlis Mountain. All 25 lifts were spinning although some of the famous off piste runs were closed due to avalanche danger – which was at Level 3 on Thursday. Murren (75/214cm) was in second place having caught 57cm on the upper slopes and 36cm in the village, dramatically improving the cover across the mountain.

In the west of the country Verbier (25/195cm) and Nendaz (40/155cm) in the 4 Vallees ski area both picked up 30cm by Thursday morning. Some great off piste was to be found on the famous runs below Tortin in particular now the base has begun to build up. To highlight the extent of the snowfall, Flims/Laax (30/210cm) right on the other side of the country in the east also caught 30cm of new snow to give some great on and off piste skiing conditions.

As mentioned a further 40cm of snow is possible during Thursday afternoon and night, before the sun comes out for Friday and Saturday. Heavy snow is then forecast to set in once again on Sunday, with a metre of new snow possible by Tuesday in places.

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Sally Dunkley
Posted: 30/01/16
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Overall rating: 5 stars
Sally Dunkley
Visited: January 2016

David and Anna were fantastic leaders. Each day as described and the groups gelled really well.

Slopes:
4 stars
Accommodation:
4 stars
Eating:
4 stars
Apres:
4 stars
Value for money:
2 stars
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