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SwitzerlandZermatt Snow Report

15 Jan 2017 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
15 Jan 2017 17:03
 
Improving conditions thanks to the new snow
Snowfall:
Last snowed 14 Jan 2017
Fresh snow 5cm
Last 7 days 17cm
Next 9 days 8cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 115cm
Lower piste depth 10cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Good
Resort runs Hard packed
Off piste snow Limited
Lifts:
Lifts open 32 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.
Help with snow & weather
Snow & weather forecast
 
A dusting of new snow. Extremely cold (max -12°C on Wed morning, min -23°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.
Sunday 15 January 2017

Another glorious day

Monday 16 January 2017
Light snow

3cm snow expected

-19°C max temp

Tuesday 17 January 2017
Light snow

1cm snow expected

-16°C max temp

Wednesday 18 January 2017
Snow showers

0cm snow expected

-12°C max temp

Snow overview for Switzerland
Thursday 12 January 2017

It’s was the clam before the storm in Switzerland on Thursday 12th January. Mostly cloudy, overcast conditions in the Swiss Alps today as moderate to heavy snowfall is forecast to begin later in the evening. Conditions on snow today were much improved from the weeks past, as recent snowfalls have refreshed the pistes. Champery (20/55cm) is starting to show a marked improvement, with just under one metre forecast in the coming 48 hours.

Broadly speaking for people traveling to resorts in the Swiss Alps this weekend you can expect conditions to be fantastic on piste. Off-piste the cover is still thin but improving rapidly, expect some rocks to be buried just below the fresh powder. By Saturday off-piste conditions will be excellent at any resorts with skiing above 2000m. Check for local avalanche conditions as the risk is very likely to increase rapidly also. Visibility won’t be amazing, but the skiing will be. 

In the forecast, the next 48 hours will bring significant snowfall to The Swiss Alps. Resorts around The Matterhorn and Mont Blanc Massif will see the most amounts of snow at almost one metre. Further north and north east snowfalls are forecast at more than half a metre. Finally powdery conditions are returning to The Swiss Alps.

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Juli Lindskog
Posted: 23/12/16
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Overall rating: 5 stars
Juli Lindskog
Visited: December 2016

Had a fantastic time skiing with the leader, John Haddon. He planned a tour to cover the whole of the resort, including Cervinia, keeping a relaxed and happy vibe with the whole group.
Top marks!

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