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Chamonix Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Chamonix at 3842 m altitude issued: 6 am17 Jan 2019 (local time), update in hr min s
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Chamonix Snow Forecast

Weather Forecast for Chamonix at 3842 m altitude issued: 6 am17 Jan 2019 (local time), update in hr min s
  Past week's weather

Days 0-3 Chamonix Weather Summary:

A light covering of new snow, mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Extremely cold (max -14°C on Thu morning, min -20°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Thu morning, light winds from the NNW by Fri morning).

Days 4-6 Chamonix Weather Summary:

A dusting of new snow. Extremely cold (max -17°C on Mon night, min -20°C on Mon afternoon). Mainly fresh winds.
Thursday 17Friday 18Saturday 19Sunday 20Monday 21Tuesday 22
AMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnight
 
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
clear
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
km/h
Wind (km/h)
35 SW35
35 WSW35
25 NNW25
15 N15
5 SW5
15 SW15
10 WSW10
15 WNW15
20 WNW20
20 WNW20
20 WNW20
25 NNW25
25 NNW25
30 NNW30
30 NW30
15 WSW15
20 S20
25 SSE25
Summary
snow shwrs
light snow
snow shwrs
clear
some clouds
some clouds
some clouds
clear
snow shwrs
snow shwrs
light snow
snow shwrs
some clouds
clear
clear
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Snow map
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cm
Snow cm
152-------2-------
mm
Rain mm
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max°C
Max °C
-14-16-19-17-17-17-18-17-17-18-18-19-19-20-17-17-19-19
min°C
Min °C
-15-18-20-18-17-19-19-18-18-18-19-19-19-20-20-18-19-19
chill°C
WChill°C
-27-31-32-27-22-28-26-27-28-28-29-30-30-32-33-28-29-29
Humid.%899476565654644348798371787838326273
Freezing level (m)13501400650300900250600115050080010003005009504006001050150
topliftbotliftSea lvl1000ft2000ft3000ft4000ft5000ft
snowy slope
31-5-4-5-8-2-4-7-1-2-7-2-2-7-2-4-8-15-17-20-18-17-18-19-18-18-18-19-19-19-20-19-18-19-19
Sunrise8:08--8:07--8:07--8:07--8:06--8:04--
Sunset-5:15--5:16--5:17--5:20--5:21--5:22-
Eyeball snow report
  1. Eyeball reporter Great snow conditions throughout area. Light snow falling up high.
  2. Eyeball reporter All lifts open, perfect snow conditions. Clear blue skies, all lifts open.
  3. Eyeball reporter Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls. Cloudy today, snow possible.
  4. Is it snowing? It is snowing heavily in La Clusaz.

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Other resorts in France are reporting: powder (3) / good piste (94)

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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