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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

weather REPORT & OPEN STATUS ON THE AREA
Last Update 09/20/2021 at 06:03PM
WEATHER
  • Chamonix - 1035 m
    Morning
    6°C
    Afternoon
    10°C
    4 km/h
    NORTH
    N
    0 Cm
    N/D
    2400 m
    0 Cm
    05/17/2021
    Risk
    Avalanche
    0/5
    Undefined
  • Aiguille du Midi - 3842 m
    Morning
    -8°C
    Afternoon
    -8°C
    3 km/h
    SOUTH WEST
    SW
    160 Cm
    N/D
    2400 m
    2 Cm
    09/17/2021
    Risk
    Avalanche
    0/5
    Undefined
Conditions of stay
Tip of the day
Remember to book your ascent to the Aiguille du Midi and Tramway du Mont-Blanc.
No reservations for other sites.
Road conditions
Clear but wet
Roads clear, normal traffic
State of the area
0/4
0/0km
0/0km
0/0km
0/0
20 Sep 2021
at 14:00
21 Sep 2021
at 14:00
22 Sep 2021
at 14:00
23 Sep 2021
at 14:00
Outlook P8 P5 P1 P1
Low Altitude - Chamonix (1035 m) 11 °C 14 °C 18 °C 19 °C
High Altitude - Aiguille du Midi (3842 m) -8 °C -6 °C -3 °C -1 °C
Wind Direction NNE WNW NNW NNE
Isotherm 0 °C 2700 m 3000 m 3950 m 4200 m
Rain Snow limit 2400 m
Fresh Snow 0 cm 0 cm 0 cm 0 cm
Fresh Snow High Altitude 13 cm 0 cm 0 cm 0 cm
Ana Hernández, Chamonix Editor | Published
2020/21 Winter Season's first big fall

The Alps received a light but very welcome dusting of snow earlier this week. What seemed like a promising start, was confirmed by the deep blanket of fluffy powder that is now covering the mountains. Unfortunately, with the lifts closed in France, there's still not a lot many of us can do with it right now (although some of us will be touring up to enjoy the first fresh turns of the winter).

We still don't know exactly when the lifts will be able to operate this season in France, or when (and even if) international travel will be allowed this winter. Swiss resorts like Verbier, however, have been taking skiers and snowboarders up the slopes for a few weeks now, with a full opening scheduled this Saturday, December 5th.

Although the resorts are "open" and you could enjoy a white Christmas/New Year with a range of other mountain sports, the lifts are currently not allowed to operate. The French authorities are discussing an opening of the lifts early in the new year, and the season will hopefully be fairly normal from then on. We are expecting a further official announcement on the 11th December. With the easing of confinements, reduced caseloads, roll out of vaccinations and shortened quarantines on the horizon, it will becoming easier to travel as well.

Our ability to report on the snow conditions will be slightly limited this season, depending on where/how we can deploy our powder hounds. In these difficult times, we'd like to thank you for your continued support and, to those of you who book via our sites and make it over, an even bigger thanks!

Take care of yourselves and we very much hope to see you on the pistes soon.