Police in Valais canton said that search operations continued until 3:30am on Saturday, then resumed after a break at 9am.
“During the night, one body was recovered. The formal identification process is ongoing,” the police statement said.
Those still missing were identified as a Swiss citizen and two French nationals.
Vallon d'Arbi is a route best suited to skilled skiers, which is sporadically closed for safety reasons. Tourism sites recommend visitors ski with a guide.
Police said the route was open at the time of Friday's avalanche.
The accident is the latest in a series of fatal incidents affecting skiers in Switzerland this season, with a series of avalanches killing three in the Swiss Alps last month.