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Is Chamrousse snowsure?

The snowiest week in Chamrousse is week 1 of March. There are typically 4.3 snowy days during this week with 41cm of snowfall. Check out the Chamrousse Snow History graphs below. Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years.

Average monthly snow in Chamrousse

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December28cm2.8 days
January27cm3.0 days
February23cm3.4 days
March24cm3.2 days
April12cm2.0 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Chamrousse during April (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of April for Chamrousse is 10 cm. There are typically 2.1 snowy days during this week. Chamrousse normal weather and snow conditions during the first week of April at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1828m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (2204m) is a little above the mid altitude of Chamrousse. Based on long-term averages, there are two days with snowfall per week in Chamrousse at the start of April but with a significant risk of rain falling rather than snow on one or two days Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 10cm. Temperatures averaging above freezing both day and night in Chamrousse during week one of April with average maximum temperature 2.4°C and minimum temperature 0.8°C at the mid altitude. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Generally light winds (average 13km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Calm, sunny and below freezing ideal weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week but clear, calm and cold days that don't have fresh snowfall happen on average one day every second year during this week each year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Chamrousse and (2007 – 2018).

Winter
Summer

Chamrousse

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Chamrousse and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Bluebird Powder Day
(Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Powder Day
(Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)
Bluebird Day
(Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Very windy days
(>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Chamrousse are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. Poorer weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.


Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Chamrousse and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Chamrousse are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. The risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.


Temperature

Average temperature in Chamrousse and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Chamrousse are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.