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Chamonix Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Chamonix at 3842 m altitude issued: 12 am09 Feb 2016 (local time)  
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Chamonix Snow Forecast


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Days 0-3 Chamonix Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Tue afternoon. Extremely cold (max -12°C on Tue morning, min -23°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (severe gales from the WSW on Tue afternoon, moderate winds from the WSW by Thu morning).

Days 4-6 Chamonix Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Fri night. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -10°C on Sat morning, min -18°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (stormy winds from the WSW on Sat morning, fresh winds from the SW by Sun afternoon).
MonTuesday 9Wednesday 10Thursday 11Friday 12Saturday 13Sun
heavy snow
moderate snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
partially cloudy
light snow
snow showers
light snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
light snow
partially cloudy
Wind (km/h)
65 W65
55 WSW55
70 SW70
60 W60
55 WNW55
30 WNW30
35 WNW35
25 WSW25
25 WSW25
40 W40
30 W30
60 W60
60 W60
70 W70
85 WSW85
55 WNW55
65 WSW65
35 SW35
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Snow map
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Snow cm
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Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)1600190018008503505500550105050010501700200020001700105012501600
Chamonix freezing level scale
snowy slopeChamonix freezing level
Eyeball surf report
  1. Alpinemojo%20logo%20snowforecastAlpinemojo Ski School Perfect piste in Bruson @ Mayens De Bruson [link]
  2. eyeball reporter Great snow conditions throughout area. Cloudy skies, light snow expected.
  3. Logo pngAvoriaz Alpine Ski School nuageux avec éclaircies voilées au début de la matinée ‑ chutes de neige débutant en seconde partie de matinée - vent fort en montagne Morning fœhn wind ending, then moderate snowfalls ‑ strong wind high up
  4. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snowing in Flaine.
  5. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snowing at a moderate rate in Flaine.

Other resorts in France are reporting: powder (5) / good piste (63)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Chamonix at the specific elevation of 3842 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.

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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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