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Weather Forecast for Chamonix at 2440 m altitude

issued: 7pm 30 Mar 2015 (local time)
Previous weeks

Days 0-3 Chamonix Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Mon night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -1°C on Mon night, min -10°C on Wed morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 4-6 Chamonix Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Fri night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -4°C on Fri morning, min -11°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.
Mon Tuesday 31 Wednesday 1 Thursday 2 Friday 3 Saturday 4 Sun
night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM
heavy snow
light snow
light snow
heavy snow
moderate snow
light snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
heavy snow
snow showers
snow showers
moderate snow
heavy snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
partially cloudy
snow showers
Wind (km/h)
20 W20
25 W25
30 W30
15 WNW15
15 NW15
15 WNW15
15 NW15
25 WNW25
20 NW20
15 NNW15
10 W10
15 W15
15 WNW15
15 N15
10 N10
5 E5
10 NNE10
10 NNE10
Summary heavy snow light snow light snow heavy snow mod. snow light snow mod. snow mod. snow heavy snow snow shwrs snow shwrs mod. snow heavy snow light snow light snow light snow some clouds snow shwrs
Snow map
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Snow cm 34 5 5 13 6 5 6 7 12 13 1 5 27 2 2 2 - -
Rain mm - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Max °C -1 -1 -2 -4 -10 -9 -8 -6 -5 -5 -4 -4 -5 -8 -7 -8 -10 -8
Min °C -3 -2 -3 -9 -10 -9 -10 -7 -6 -6 -5 -4 -8 -9 -7 -10 -11 -9
WChill °C -10 -8 -10 -16 -17 -16 -16 -14 -13 -12 -8 -9 -13 -15 -12 -14 -17 -14
Rel. hum. % 97 97 98 97 97 96 95 97 97 89 96 98 97 96 97 69 42 70
Freezing level (m) 2050 2150 1950 1200 950 1200 700 1250 1500 1400 1750 1750 1450 1250 1450 650 850 1250
Chamonix freezing level scale
snowy slope Chamonix freezing level
Sunrise - 7:15 - - 7:13 - - 7:11 - - 7:09 - - 7:07 - - 7:05 -
Sunset - - 19:59 - - 20:00 - - 20:00 - - 20:02 - - 20:04 - - 20:05
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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