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SwitzerlandZermatt Snow Report

26 Feb 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
26 Feb 2017 17:18
 
The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes
Snowfall:
Last snowed 17 Feb 2017
Fresh snow 2cm
Last 7 days 0cm
Next 9 days 245cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 135cm
Lower piste depth 3cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Good
Resort runs Good
Off piste snow Windblown
Lifts:
Lifts open 43 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 Tue afternoon. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -1°C on Sun afternoon, min -16°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.
Sunday 26 February 2017

Sunny weather this morning, clouds moving in this afternoon

Sunday 26 February 2017
Light snow

1cm snow expected

-1°C max temp

Monday 27 February 2017
Light snow

14cm snow expected

-5°C max temp

Tuesday 28 February 2017
Heavy snow

34cm snow expected

-7°C max temp

Snow overview for Switzerland
Thursday 23 February 2017

Thursday 23rd February was a day of hazy sunshine and increasing clouds as The Swiss Alps heads towards much needed fresh snowfall. Conditions have been very spring like this week with warm temperatures and lots of strong sunshine. Today on piste snow was a mix of spring slush and well-groomed pistes in the high altitude resorts. The skiing is still good from the mid-mountain and higher, although the lower slopes are starting to show the effects of high traffic and spring like weather. 
 
The coming change was evident today by the number of lenticular clouds which could be seen forming atop the high peaks in Switzerland. Starting late this evening cold air and snow falls will continue into tomorrow, bringing light to moderate snow falls to all our featured resorts. The weekend will be sunny and spring like again, however a significant weather shift is forecast next week. Heavy snowfalls are expected from Tuesday the 28th.  

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Steve Merritt
Posted: 30/01/17
Good skiing but needed more snow
Overall rating: 4 stars
Steve Merritt
Visited: January 2017

We visited Zermatt week commencing 14th Jan 2017. Just before we left the UK there had been a lot of snow forecast but unfortunately only a small percentage of it actually arrived. The pistes were in good condition and some of the off piste areas were just about accessible however you had to be extremely careful due to the rocks being very close to the surface (visible in a lot of cases).

During the first two days, the lifts to Cervinia were closed due to the cold temperatures and the winds. They reopened on the Tuesday despite -32c at the top of Klein Matterhorn so cervinia was accessible. For the whole week we had bluebird days and very little wind.

As a group, we skied with club leaders David and Andrew on 3 days. Two extremely competent and friendly guys who knew their way round -thank you again to both.

Zermatt is never cheap but the poor exchange rate made it very expensive despite being half board at our hotel.

All in all, a great week skiing. We will come back but much more snow required next time!

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