Snow statistics: Where does the most snow fall in Switzerland?

20/02/2023 - SnowTrex

Switzerland is the land of mountains. No wonder that skiers find everything their heart desires here in winter! The Confederation offers slopes for professionals and beginners, breathtaking views of fantastic mountain landscapes and optimal piste conditions. What’s more, between Lake Lucerne and the Matterhorn, the sky is the limit: after all, many of the mountains in Switzerland are well over 4,000 metres high. This guarantees optimal skiing conditions and a high degree of snow reliability. Reason enough for SnowTrex to analyse its weather data and show you in which Swiss ski resorts a total of up to 9.92 m of snow fell in the winter season 2022/2023.

Switzerland impresses with many 4,000-metre peaks.

Overview of the 10 ski resorts with the most snow in Switzerland in 2022/2023

Ski area/ski regionLocationNew snow mountain season 2022/2023
Engelberg-TitlisEngelberg9.92 m
Matterhorn ski paradiseZermatt / Täsch / Grächen7.69 m
SaastalSaas-Fee / Saas-Grund / Saas-Almagell7.67 m
Val d'AnniviersVercorin / Crans Montana7.47 m
Jungfrau RegionWengen / Mürren / Grindelwald / Interlaken7.33 m
Meiringen-HaslibergHasliberg / Meiringen7.29 m
Aletsch ArenaFiesch6.92 m
AdelbodenAdelboden6.73 m
WildhausUnterwasser6.46 m
Davos Klosters MountainsDavos / Klosters6.10 m

Overview of the 10 ski resorts with the most snow in Switzerland in 2021/2022

Ski area/ski regionLocationNew snow mountain season 2021/2022
Engelberg-TitlisEngelberg12.08 m
Jungfrau RegionWengen / Mürren / Grindelwald / Interlaken10.43 m
Matterhorn ski paradiseZermatt / Täsch / Grächen10.43 m
Gstaad Mountain RidesGstaad / Saanen10.28 m
SaastalSaas-Fee / Saas-Grund / Saas-Almagell9.97 m
Meiringen-HaslibergBrienz / Hasliberg / Meiringen9.56 m
Aletsch ArenaFiesch9.29 m
Val d'AnniviersVercorin / Crans Montana8.72 m
FlumserbergMurg8.60 m
AdelbodenAdelboden8.33 m

Overview of the 10 ski resorts with the most snow in Switzerland in 2020/2021

Ski area/ski regionLocationNew snow mountain season 2020/2021
Engelberg-TitlisEngelberg12.11 m
Jungfrau RegionWengen / Mürren / Grindelwald / Interlaken9.79 m
Meiringen-HaslibergBrienz / Hasliberg / Meiringen9.35 m
Gstaad Mountain RidesGstaad / Saanen9.30 m
Matterhorn ski paradiseZermatt / Täsch / Grächen9.17 m
Disentis 3000Disentis9.17 m
Saas-FeeSaas-Fee / Saas-Grund / Saas-Almagell9.05 m
Aletsch ArenaFiesch9.00 m
FlumserbergMurg8.40 m
Davos Klosters MountainsDavos / Klosters8.09 m

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FAQ on snow statistics Switzerland

How much snow falls in Switzerland?

Switzerland’s much-praised snow reliability is reflected above all in the ski resorts that record the highest annual amounts of new snow. The top performer in the 2022/23 winter season was Engelberg-Titlis. From the beginning of October to the end of April, a total of 9.92 meters of fresh snow fell here in the canton of Obwalden. The “Matterhorn ski paradise” ski region, a legendary winter stronghold, follows in second place. In the immediate vicinity of Zermatt, meteorologists recorded a total snow depth of 7.69 m. The region is also home to the “Matterhorn ski paradise” ski resort. Close behind, the neighboring ski region Saastal around the noble ski resort Saas-Fee completes the new snow top 3 with 7.67 m.

Where does the most snow fall worldwide?

Historically, the snowiest region on earth is in Asia. As in Europe, there is a mountain range known as the Alps. The Japanese Alps are located in the west of the main island of Honshu. Due to the geographical location near the sea, an above-average amount of precipitation falls here, which naturally turns into snow in winter. Thus, on the peaks fall on average incredible 30 to 38 m of fresh snow per year!

When did the Swiss Alps get the most snow?

The Swiss have been very familiar with lots of fresh snow for centuries. But even the locals are surprised by the white splendor time and again. On April 15, 1999, for example, 1.30 meters of fresh snow fell on the Bernina Pass (2,307 m) in the canton of Graubünden within 24 hours. To this day, this is the absolute daily record in Switzerland. The largest snowfall within one year, on the other hand, was already measured in 1974/75 exactly on the border between the cantons of Bern and Valais. The weather station at the mountain hotel “Grimsel Hospiz” (1,980 m) registered here record-breaking 20.73 m of fresh snow in 12 months.

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