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Chamonix Snow Report & Forecast

Discover the latest Chamonix snow conditions

Ollie Bush, Chamonix Reporter | Published

The last video report of winter 2019/20 from Chamonix is an unusual one, as it's brought to you from our reporter Ollie's garden. Sadly, the ski season has been cut short quite abruptly due to the Coronavirus crisis but we wanted to give it the farewell it deserves.

The team at SeeChamonix.com is working hard to get everything ready for the summer season. Summer is a wonderful time in the mountains, with plenty of things to do including hikingmountain biking, climbing, mountaineering, sightseeing or just relaxing in a spa or sunbathing on a bar's terrace. And, of course, the snow will return to the slopes of Chamonix next winter and we'll all be able to shred the pistes again.

So, goodbye for now and see you here in a few months! In the meantime, keep an eye on our site for the latest information from Chamonix.

Check out Ollie's Instagram page, Chamonix.jpeg, with daily pictures and videos of Chamonix.

Ski Area Snow Conditions

View detailed Chamonix lift status

Snow Report & Open Status On The Ski Area

Last Update 19/09/2020 09:17

Weather/snow Info

Chamonix - 1035 M

Weather : Morning 12°C / Afternoon 23°C Wind: 0 km/h -

Snow : Base: 0 cm - Quality: UNDEFINED Rain-Snow Limit: m Last Snowfall 10/03/2020 - 0 cm

Aiguille Du Midi - 3842 M

Weather : Morning 0°C / Afternoon 1°C Wind: 0 km/h -

Snow : Base: 15 cm - Quality: UNDEFINED Rain-Snow Limit: 0 m Last Snowfall 30/08/2020 - 90 cm

Forecasts And Trends
Today's Forecast (19/09/2020)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th: Unstable warm, often chaotic skies, shower risk, even early in the morning. Chaotic mostly cloudy by dawn, sunny spells towards the middle of the day, cumulus cloud growing over the massifs, the spreading horizontally over the afternoon hours, mostly cloudy in the evening. Period of sunshine close to 40%.

Tomorrow's Forecast (20/09/2020)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH : Unstable, somewhat cooler, some sunny spells, hight thundery shower risk in the evening.

Conditions Of Stay

Today's Recommendation

COVID-19 information : Due to the COVID-19 pandemic & in compliance with the governmental sanitary regulations, our teams have deployed an experimental 'Health & Safety' welcome system up to the standards demanded by visitors & staff alike :
- Thermal camera (to check your temperature)
- Hydro-Alcoholic solution
- Mask to be worn during all phases of the transport & in the confined waiting areas (Please come equipped)
- Transport specially adapted (limited numbers, distance between visitors, special circulation measures….)
- A full 'Welcome & Safety' protocol for both visitors & staff
- Regular disinfection of lifts, trains & buildings
- Full information panels with instructions to be followed before & during the visit

Road Conditions

Clear and dry
Roads clear, normal traffic

Ski Area

Alpine Skiing - Freestyle

Lifts : 4/4
Green Trails : 0/0
Blue Trails : 0/0

Trails : 0/0
Red Trails : 0/0
Black Trails : 0/0

Cross Country Skiing - Snowshoes - Pedestrian - Sleds

19 Sep 2020
at 14:00
20 Sep 2020
at 14:00
21 Sep 2020
at 14:00
22 Sep 2020
at 14:00
Outlook P5 P7 P13 P7
Low Altitude - Chamonix (1035 m) 21 °C 18 °C 18 °C 17 °C
High Altitude - Aiguille du Midi (3842 m) 0 °C -1 °C -2 °C -3 °C
Wind Direction NNE S S S
Isotherm 0 °C 3800 m 3550 m 3500 m 3350 m
Rain Snow limit 3250 m 3200 m 3050 m
Fresh Snow 0 cm 0 cm 0 cm 0 cm
Fresh Snow High Altitude 0 cm 0 cm 0 cm 0 cm
Ana Hernández, Chamonix Editor | Published

And the prize for the snowiest month of the season goes to... March! So far, it's snowed pretty much every day in Chamonix since the last week of February.

Just like we predicted in our last dump alert, Monday saw around 60cm of fresh snow on the higher slopes and 10cm in Chamonix town, taking the total of fresh snow over the weekend to around 1 metre. Tuesday and Wednesday were very sunny but the snow returned on Thursday.

On Friday morning, we woke up to around 60cm of fresh snow in Le Tour, 40cm in Brévent, 50cm in Flégère, 20cm in Les Houches and a whopping metre of fresh snow at the top of the Aiguille du Midi (3842m). Many lifts have suffered from delayed openings while others, mainly in Brévent, Flégère and Le Tour, are closed for the day. The avalanche risk has risen to 4/5 and the local avalanche bulletin has warned of a very unstable snowpack due to the combination of wind, snowfall and rain, so stay safe out there!

A dusting of snow is on the forecast today. Saturday will be sunny but there's another snowstorm coming on Sunday night and Monday, with around 40cm expected to fall again which will be complemented by another 10cm on Tuesday. The skies will remain blue for the rest of the week.