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SwitzerlandZermatt Snow Report

21 Dec 2014 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
21 Dec 2014 17:03
 
Good skiing on well groomed pistes
Snowfall:
Last snowed 18 Dec 2014
Fresh snow 5cm
Last 7 days 17cm
Next 9 days 2cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 95cm
Lower piste depth 5cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Excellent
Resort runs Good
Off piste snow Limited
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
 
Mostly dry. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 3°C on Tue morning, min -3°C on Wed afternoon). Wind will be generally light.
Sunday 21 December 2014

Perfect ski weather, sunny but cold

Monday 22 December 2014
Clear

0cm snow expected

2°C max temp

Tuesday 23 December 2014
Clear

0cm snow expected

3°C max temp

Wednesday 24 December 2014
Some clouds

0cm snow expected

-2°C max temp

Snow overview for Switzerland
Thursday 18 December 2014

It was a very mixed picture on Thursday 18th in the Swiss Alps. Up to 30cm of fresh snow fell on Wednesday and overnight, but warm temperatures brought rain up to 2,500m for most resorts during Thursday. At altitude some good amounts of new snow will have accumulated, but lower down much of yesterday’s fall will be washed away.

The greatest amount of snow fell in the Bernese Oberland, at resorts such as Gstaad (0/65cm), Wengen (0/25cm) and Crans-Montana (5/40cm). However due to Thursday’s rain, only very limited skiing was available at these resorts and heavy piste conditions were prevalent below 2,500m.

The best skiing during the week has been at altitude, with the pick of the conditions at Zermatt (5/95cm) and Saas-Fee (25/190cm) up at altitude. New snow should improve the piste conditions for the weekend, but resort runs may become icy once the forecast cooler weather arrives on Saturday.

After a warm and mostly sunny Friday, Saturday should bring much colder weather and the potential for some light snowfall, especially in the north of Switzerland.

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Mary Privett
Posted: 27/04/14
Loads of snow!
Overall rating: 5 stars
Mary Privett
Visited: April 2014

I am in Zermatt as I write and it is tipping down with snow! Have had a short break here with just a couple of days spring skiing. The Matterhorn glacier paradise and over to Italy is fabulous particularly when visibility is good! The resort is extensive and fairly well signed. I have stayed at the Alpenhof Hotel which I can recommend for location - very near the Sunnega funicular and close to ski bus stops to get to the Matterhorn Express. Service, food, spa etc all brilliant too!

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