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Chamonix Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Chamonix at 3842 m altitude issued: 7 am28 Jul 2016 (local time)  
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Chamonix Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Chamonix Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 12.0mm), heaviest on Sat night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 4°C on Fri afternoon, min 0°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Thu morning, fresh winds from the WSW by Sat night).

Days 4-6 Chamonix Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 20.0mm), mainly falling Sun morning. Becoming colder with a light covering of snow, mostly falling on Sun night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 3°C on Sun morning, min -1°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Sun night, light winds from the W by Tue night).
Thursday 28Friday 29Saturday 30Sunday 31Monday 1Tuesday 2
AMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnight
 
partly cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
km/h
Wind (km/h)
15 WNW15
15 W15
20 WNW20
20 W20
20 WSW20
20 WSW20
25 WSW25
20 W20
35 WSW35
30 WSW30
35 WSW35
35 WSW35
20 WSW20
25 WSW25
20 WSW20
15 SW15
15 WSW15
15 NW15
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T alps snow sum28.cc23
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Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
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max°C
Max °C
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min°C
Min °C
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chill°C
WChill°C
-4-4-4-3-1-2-3-2-2-3-3-7-6-6-6-5-4-5
Humid.%517456524843505768676763737059638435
Freezing level (m)380039504100430044004300420043004300420042504100380039503850380038503950
Chamonix freezing level scale
snowy slopeChamonix freezing level
Sunrise6:11--6:11--6:13--6:13--6:15--6:16--
Sunset-9:06--9:04--9:02--9:01--9:00--8:59-
Eyeball surf report
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Other resorts in France are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (2)

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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