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SwitzerlandZermatt Snow Report

24 Mar 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
24 Mar 2017 16:56
 
The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes
Snowfall:
Last snowed 24 Mar 2017
Fresh snow 15cm
Last 7 days 35cm
Next 9 days 151cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 175cm
Lower piste depth 0cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Fresh
Resort runs Slushy
Off piste snow Powder
Lifts:
Lifts open 39 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 Sat night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -1°C on Sat afternoon, min -5°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.
Friday 24 March 2017

Overcast skies

Saturday 25 March 2017
Light snow

59cm snow expected

-1°C max temp

Sunday 26 March 2017
Light snow

16cm snow expected

-1°C max temp

Monday 27 March 2017
Light snow

0cm snow expected

-1°C max temp

Snow overview for Switzerland
Thursday 23 March 2017

Thursday March 23rd was a mostly cloudy and snowy day in Switzerland. Conditions are fairly varied around Switzerland right now, although cloud and light snow is the dominate feature. Andermatt (18/400cm) was reporting an astonishing 90cm of fresh snow this morning, this huge overnight snowfall prevented all but six lifts from spinning today. Briefly focusing on this ski area, the next 72 hours will bring improving atmospheric conditions. Potentially some outstanding skiing to be found this weekend, although snow conditions and the avalanche problem will differ dramatically with only small changes in altitude.
Elsewhere Engelberg (20/72cm) and Leysin (10/80cm) also received around 20cms in the past 24 hours. There was some varied and windblown snowfalls around The Eigar and The Matterhorn. Saas Fee (20/203cm) was mostly closed today due to the current extreme weather in the high alpine.

With all this varied storm activity, snow conditions are best described as changeable. For those heading out this weekend or next week, the key to finding the best conditions will be finding the right altitude. Generally speaking the higher the better, but this isn’t always the case in the spring. Expect to find different types of snow all over the mountain. Keep in mind that snow transforms quickly throughout the day influencing both the piste quality and the avalanche risk. Expect upper slopes and zones to close early due to evolving avalanche hazards.

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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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