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Zermatt (and Cervinia) 2017/18

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caughtanedge wrote:
62 (Furgg-Furi) was closed on about Wednesday I think, because of a potential slab avalanche. This could clearly be seen from the Matterhorn Express gondola in the days before, threatening to break away


It was closed earlier this week as well. But it seems to be open today. The easterly side of Schwarzsee that looms over it is a real avalanche risk all the time.

BobinCH wrote:
Spring skiing on the Zermatt glaciers is going to be all time epic! April oh yes please!


Just booked up ski touring for 21 April (last weekend lifts are open in full). I am already confident it will be good.
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Adam123 wrote:
I'm driving up to Cervinia on Thursday night and nervously eying the weather forecast. Looks like nonstop snow.

There seems to be a lot of disagreement between GFS and ECMWF based or local forecasts.
e.g. check snow forecast (dump) vs bergfex (dribble)
www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Cervinia/6day/mid
https://www.bergfex.com/breuil-cervinia/wetter/prognose
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@hd, to answer your query from the Weather Forecast thread, my offpiste days are long past but the offpiste higher up looked OK. We went up in the cable car to Hohtalli and, looking across, Triftji looked in good condition. Certainly not fresh powder but not a scraped icy mess either. The intineraries are all open including one round the back into Furg that I havenít seen open for a few years. Friends skied the trees above Furi on Sunday and said it was ďmixedĒ - good higher up but hard lower down. I donít know if the Schwartztor is open but Iíll look tomorrow if we go up to Kleine Matterhorn. We plan to go over to Cervinia tomorrow if the Kleine Matterhorn lift is open for skiers. I refuse to take the drags in this cold even with the promise of an Italian lunch! It was closed first thing this morning but was shown as ďin preparationĒ. I didnít check after that as we were skiing Rothorn and Gornergrat. Iíll give an update on the Cervinia pistes if we do go over. We had snow on Sunday and Monday (although the higher up peaks were out of the cloud for a lot of the time) but it was light and probably didnít amount to more than a few centimetres. Enough to freshen things up. As youíve commented, the forecast snow for the next few days varies hugely but, regardless, the skiing is in really good shape and looks set to stay that way.
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Went over to Cervinia today via the Ventina. The pistes are in top condition and there is a lot of snow! We didnít venture too far down as it started to cloud over at about midday so I canít comment on the lower pistes but the skiing across the area above Plan Maison was a pleasure. We headed back via the Theodul Pass. The cloud was starting to flow over from Cervinia and the wind had really picked up on the Kleine Matterhorn side. As forecast, it looks like a change in the weather. The pistes on the Zermatt side down from Trockener Steg are still skiing really well with no obvious icy patches. The black from Furg to Furi was closed again. Letís see what tomorrow brings in the way of fresh snow.
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Does anyone know of how the itinerary runs are fairing up currently? Know its been a little while since we've had fresh snow - are they getting fairly crusty or still moderately fresh?
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@Run28, just back in. Moderate snow falling now but there has only been a few centimetres top up at various times during the week. Skied the Hornli sector yesterday and it was perfect.
About 5cms had fallen overnight on top of the pisted pistes. The offpiste was very good. Somewhere between ankle and boot deep in places with the drifting. That sector tends to be very quiet so plenty of fresh tracks. I noticed some of the intineraries were closed this morning but they will be getting a nice top up now for when they do open. The black from Furg to Furi has been closed all week all though you do see the odd person risking it. Given the evidence of the slides down onto the piste, they are taking a chance.
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Welshcakes wrote:
@Run28, just back in. Moderate snow falling now but there has only been a few centimetres top up at various times during the week. Skied the Hornli sector yesterday and it was perfect.
About 5cms had fallen overnight on top of the pisted pistes. The offpiste was very good. Somewhere between ankle and boot deep in places with the drifting. That sector tends to be very quiet so plenty of fresh tracks. I noticed some of the intineraries were closed this morning but they will be getting a nice top up now for when they do open. The black from Furg to Furi has been closed all week all though you do see the odd person risking it. Given the evidence of the slides down onto the piste, they are taking a chance.


Brilliant thanks for the on the ground update.
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@Run28, and it snowed again on Saturday so probably another 10cm on top of what @Welshcakes, was skiing on Friday. And more coming this week - particularly Wednesday
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I was out the weekend before last (before a few days round the corner in Nendaz and the 4 valleys). The itineraries were all in great shape Ė helped by some fresh snow. However it is noticeable how much the avalanche risk (even when the general risk level is lower) is keeping the high risk trails closed: the Klein Matterhorn itineraries; Black 62; red 69 and the run round the back of Schwarzsee to Furgg). Plenty of other good stuff, on and off piste to ski of course.
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Skied in Cervinia this afternoon. The piste skiing is perfect almost all the way to town level. To say there is a tiny bit of chop in the afternoon lower down would be an exaggeration.

The off piste higher above 2800 actually isnít too bad. Itís a bit of a crusty mix, but not completely awful. I suspect the slope aspect determines the off piste condition out here at the moment.

Might have a look towards Valtournenche tomorrow. snowHead
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First time to Zermatt on 24th for me Very Happy
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Looks like quite a lot of snow is coming for the next week.

Is the railway all fine now, no more closures since about 3-4 weeks ago (I think?)
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VolklAttivaS5 wrote:
Looks like quite a lot of snow is coming for the next week.

Is the railway all fine now, no more closures since about 3-4 weeks ago (I think?)



Yes. That is all fine. Everything is OK now with the exception of the black run 62 from Furgg down to Furi which has stayed closed for some reason.
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@JohnMo, ok thanks.
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Are there ski and boot lockers at the lift stations so you can leave your kit drying overnight?
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The short answer is yes. There are also ski and boot lockers at some of the higher lift stations. At the base there are three ways to start: Gornergrat train; Furnicular from Sunnegga; lift from Matterhorn Express Station. At the latter the ski and boot lockers are just there. At Sunnegga the ski lockers are right there but I canít think of any boot lockers Ė there are plenty at the top of the furnicular at Sunnegga itself. At the Gornergrat train station you need to go over the road to the main station and down to the basement. Make sure you get plenty of CHF2 coins.
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@JohnMo, thank you!
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Just on the way back from an Easter break with the extended family. That will be my last piste skiing while the full lift system is open. I am back in a fortnight when the lift system is having its last full weekend but I will be ski touring.

Conditions are still phenomenal. Easter Sunday in particular was one of the best ski days ever. Friday/Saturday had seen a good dump. The skies were blue but the temperatures were low. Pistes were gorgeous all day long and off piste you could continue to make fresh tracks until the end of the day - and that despite the fact that half of holidaying Britain and a good proportion of Switzerland seemed to be in Zermatt.

Temperatures are rising and lower slopes are getting slushier. But higher and north facing pistes and itineraries are still in superb condition. Anyone coming out for Zermatt unplugged next week (we are missing it this year) is going to have some very good skiing.

The Black run from Furgg to Furi stayed closed (since February?) because of the avalanche risk. This really has been the year of the avalanche. Looking down from the lift served pistes you can see the numerous scars from avalanches surrounding the village.

The lift from Blauherd up to Rothorn broke down at the end of last week (a problem with one of the pylons). It is now closed for the season. It is a real pain as it cuts off some good pistes and itineraries and makes skiing from Sunnegga over to Gornergrat and the other areas a real pain.

There is now a couple of weeks left of the full lift system being open followed by a couple of weeks of just the Klein Matterhorn sector and then the Furggsattel glacier until July then up to the top glacier for the summer. Given the amount of snow up there the skiing should be good throughout.
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Been back a little while from my first trip to Cervinia since 1983. It was very interesting to see what had changed in 35 years - not a great deal off the hill but a fair bit on the mountain. It remains a cruiser's paradise (although the last little pitch into Cretaz can be a bit steep and daunting for beginners and progressive skiers). The Ventina run remains a delight and the reds down into Valtournenche provide a sterner test than the easy stuff in the Plan Maison bowl.

On the hill, the extremely long drag lift from above Plan Maison to the Swiss border has, thankfully, been replaced by three modern chairlifts and the old Rocce Nere chairlift has disappeared, although the bottom lift station remains and still houses the 'transport cafe' complete with the dreaded squatter toilets! Also long gone, it would appear, was the old and rarely used Furggen cable car. In four visits, I never saw this working and it looked like a relic in the early 1980s. They've still done nothing about the long, uphill trek to and from the Plan Maison gondola.

The town has expanded with some modern, swanky 'mountain resorts' and apartments and some of the old hotels have been given a facelift. The standard of accommodation is now very good. Nightlife remains fairly subdued although live music in the Hotel Grivola basement was good fun. Prices remain on the better value side of Alpine standards!

As you might expect this year, snow conditions were excellent. The weather was a bit mixed - heavy snow on arrival and a couple of white-out days where the resort's lack of tree skiing proved a bit of a pain.

All in all, very pleased to have returned - won't leave it quite so long next time! Very Happy
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Booked for four day ski break the week after next in cervinia. Conditions still look good, snowing at the moment.
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