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Chamonix Snow Report:

The Chamonix snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 5cm (2.0 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Wednesday 14 of October at 12AM and Tuesday 20 of October at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
9cm
Fri 16 Oct
Origin:Report Origin

Chamonix snow depths:

Mountain
Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
Lower snow depth:

Chamonix resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Chamonix brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Chamonix snow report shown below was updated on 20 Oct 2020. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Chamonix.

Last snowfall:

2cm
Oct 12
4cm
Oct 14
3cm
Oct 15
9cm
Oct 16

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
8cm Fri 23 Oct (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
8cm Fri 23 Oct (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Chamonix snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 3
    Powder Days
  • 2
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

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Latest snow reports near Chamonix:

  • 3 hour ago
    Is it snowing?

    No clouds over Chamonix today. No wind today. Mild temperatures. No fresh snow. Only some lifts are open. No pistes are open. Off piste there is not enough snow for skiing. from Chamonix

Chamonix Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Chamonix 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Chamonix

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Chamonix using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
Issued: today 17km  away
Issued: today 23km  away
Issued: today 24km  away
Issued: today 34km  away
Issued: today 35km  away
Webcam
La Fouly - Val Ferret webcamNo webcamNo webcamVerbier webcamNo webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
120cm
107cm
Upper
Lower
0cm
0cm
Upper
Lower
180cm
30cm
Upper
Lower
385cm
50cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Piste State
Piste
End Of Season
Off Piste
No Info
Piste
No Info
Off Piste
No Info
Piste
No Info
Off Piste
No Info
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
8cm
4 days ago
Amount:
Date:
6cm
4 days ago
Amount:
Date:
6cm
4 days ago
Amount:
Date:
6cm
4 days ago
Amount:
Date:
1cm
6 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
10cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
10cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
8cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
5cm
11cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
9cm
Weather
Tue
partially cloudy
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
cloudy
Mid station 2264m
Tue
partially cloudy
Wed
clear
Thu
cloudy
Mid station 2186m
Tue
partially cloudy
Wed
clear
Thu
cloudy
Mid station 1832m
Tue
partially cloudy
Wed
clear
Thu
cloudy
Mid station 2415m
Tue
partially cloudy
Wed
clear
Thu
light rain
Mid station 1658m

Notes on the Chamonix Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Chamonix. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Chamonix piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Chamonix snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Chamonix, the Chamonix weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Chamonix weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Chamonix, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Chamonix. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Chamonix snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Chamonix snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Chamonix snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Chamonix snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Chamonix, study the Chamonix piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Chamonix snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Chamonix on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Chamonix (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Chamonix Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Chamonix snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.