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Chamonix Snow Forecast

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  1. eyeball reporter Member Report: Snowing in Saint Gervais.
  2. eyeball reporter Anonymous Report: Snowing heavily in Morzine.
  3. eyeball reporter Anonymous Report: Snowing in La Thuile.
  4. eyeball reporter Anonymous Report: Snowing in La Plagne.

Weather Forecast for Chamonix at 2440 m altitude

issued: 12am 28 Feb 2015 (local time)
Previous weeks

Days 0-3 Chamonix Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Mon morning. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -2°C on Sun morning, min -10°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat morning, near gales from the W by Mon morning).

Days 4-6 Chamonix Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Wed night. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -7°C on Tue morning, min -15°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.
Fri Saturday 28 Sunday 1 Monday 2 Tuesday 3 Wednesday 4 Thu
night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM
light snow
partially cloudy
light snow
snow showers
moderate snow
light snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
moderate snow
partially cloudy
snow showers
heavy snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
heavy snow
light snow
light snow
Wind (km/h)
5 N5
0 SE0
5 SW5
5 WSW5
15 W15
20 W20
25 WSW25
35 W35
40 W40
15 W15
10 W10
15 W15
15 WSW15
15 W15
10 WNW10
20 NNW20
20 N20
20 N20
Summary light snow some clouds light snow snow shwrs mod. snow light snow heavy snow heavy snow heavy snow mod. snow some clouds snow shwrs heavy snow mod. snow mod. snow heavy snow light snow light snow
Snow map
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Snow cm 4 - - 4 7 5 18 20 14 6 - 1 11 6 5 14 4 3
Rain mm - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Max °C -9 -6 -5 -4 -2 -2 -2 -2 -4 -8 -7 -8 -9 -11 -11 -13 -14 -14
Min °C -10 -8 -6 -5 -2 -4 -4 -2 -6 -10 -8 -8 -10 -11 -12 -15 -15 -15
WChill °C -14 -8 -9 -8 -7 -10 -10 -10 -14 -16 -13 -14 -16 -17 -18 -25 -24 -23
Rel. hum. % 96 74 74 56 97 98 97 98 98 97 66 86 97 97 97 97 97 96
Freezing level (m) 750 1000 1500 1150 2050 2000 1850 2100 1900 1000 1100 1350 850 850 800 400 300 450
Chamonix freezing level scale
snowy slope Chamonix freezing level
Sunrise - 7:13 - - 7:11 - - 7:09 - - 7:07 - - 7:05 - - 7:03 -
Sunset - - 18:15 - - 18:17 - - 18:19 - - 18:21 - - 18:22 - - 18:23
The above table gives the weather forecast for Chamonix at the specific elevation of 2440 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Chamonix. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of France. Click here to read further information on freezing levels and how we forecast our temperatures.

Visitor Reviews of Chamonix

Martin from United Kingdom writes:

I love Chamonix; I hate it in equal measure. I've been there in summer and winter and had great times and truly terrible times there.

I'd consider myself a solid off-piste skier with many powder trips under my belt. But I'd still say that without a guide, I'd be really cautious of taking on some of Cham's powder as the danger factor is ramped up on the heavily crevassed glaciers and risk from seracs above. Maybe I wasn't looking hard enough or didn't have the right inside knowledge but I struggled to find good stuff in what I'd call a reasonable distance from the lifts. As I said, get a guide who will presumably open it all up for you. You've only got to have one timid off-pister in the group to make the powder off limits without splitting up. Most of us can't afford a guide for the whole week. So while we all talk a good powder game, I'd say for most of us, to get a good shot at enjoying powder on your one week away I'd go elsewhere. Controversial I know!

For a long weekend, the pistes are fine with plenty of variety around the valley. For a week, you really do need to get off-piste so without a guide or a seriously blinkered view of your own mortality you're going to be struggling.

Chamonix, like any mountain centre, is at the mercy of the weather and Mont Blanc does seem to create a bit of a micro-climate. So you may find the powder lines you've researched all autumn are totally out of scope when you get there. Be flexible and prepare to get in your car and try elsewhere.

The town itself is good fun with something for everyone. Want posh? It can out-posh the Beckhams. You want grungy? No problem, Cham can go cheap and dirty as you like. As others have said, it benefits from the authenticity of being a proper town, even though the whole town is geared around tourism.

My advice? Give Chamonix a go, maybe for a long weekend at first. Just don't expect it to scratch all your powder itches without serious investment in guides and a touch of good luck with the weather.

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