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Chamonix Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Chamonix at 3842 m altitude issued: 7 am21 Aug 2018 (local time)
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Chamonix Snow Forecast

  Past week's weather

Days 0-3 Chamonix Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 24.0mm) on Tue afternoon. Becoming colder with heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Tue night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Tue morning, min 0°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Chamonix Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Sat night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -1°C on Fri morning, min -13°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Fri morning, strong winds from the NNW by Sun afternoon).
Tuesday 21Wednesday 22Thursday 23Friday 24Saturday 25Sunday 26
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moderate snow
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Wind (km/h)
5 SE5
0 SW0
5 SSE5
5 SSE5
5 W5
5 S5
5 WSW5
10 W10
10 WNW10
15 W15
15 W15
15 W15
20 WSW20
20 WSW20
20 NW20
35 NNW35
45 NNW45
35 NNW35
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Snow cm
--9-410-56113-5111--
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Rain mm
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max°C
Max °C
222122111-1-1-2-5-6-8-13-10-3
min°C
Min °C
222111110-1-1-4-5-7-12-13-11-9
chill°C
WChill°C
222111-1-1-3-5-6-10-11-14-21-23-23-19
Humid.%648379798677828465808478939881748031
Freezing level (m)415041504150405041004050395040503900365036503300290026502100195023002550
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snowy slopeChamonix freezing level
Sunrise6:39--6:39--6:41--6:41--6:43--6:45--
Sunset-8:30--8:29--8:28--8:25--8:23--8:22-
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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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