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Chamonix Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Chamonix at 3842 m altitude issued: 1 am29 Apr 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 Sat night. Extremely cold (max -12°C on Fri afternoon, min -18°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, fresh winds from the NNE by Sun night).

Days 4-6 Chamonix Weather Summary:

Mostly dry. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -5°C on Tue night, min -11°C on Mon morning). Mainly fresh winds.
Friday 29Saturday 30Sunday 1Monday 2Tuesday 3Wednesday 4
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
partially cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
Wind (km/h)
20 WSW20
15 WSW15
20 SW20
25 SSW25
25 SW25
10 W10
15 NE15
15 NE15
30 NE30
15 ENE15
15 NNE15
30 NNE30
20 N20
10 NNW10
15 NW15
15 WNW15
20 WSW20
25 WSW25
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Snow map
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Snow cm
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Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)200023001750220017001150145016501500225022502400280027002900310031503100
Chamonix freezing level scale
snowy slopeChamonix freezing level
Eyeball surf report
  1. Ovo logo 80 60La Clusaz Chalets Happy guests - empty pistes, fresh snow, sunshine and top skiing this week! [link] #lovovo [link]
  2. eyeball reporterMountain Air Is this the last snow of the season? #mountainairverbier #verbier #spring [link]
  3. UnnamedAltitude Verbier This could have been an amazing day, if the resort would have been open… #verbier [link]

Other resorts in France are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (10)

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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