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Chamonix Snow Report & Forecast

Discover the latest Chamonix snow conditions

Jen Tsang, | Published

Well, this is the first snow report I have written since the travel ban lifted for British skiers to be able to visit France for skiing. So if you are reading this as a UK citizen and are planning to visit Chamonix, WELCOME BACK! 

We have seen and heard many more British accents around our mountains this week. However, the ban lifting was quite close to the weekend transfers, and so the slopes have actually stayed pretty quiet this week. However, next week we expect the mountains to be a lot busier. Especially as we move towards the end of January and look forwards to February and the children's holidays. 

Snow Report
The temperatures have stayed pretty consistent throughout January. Yes, there have been peaks and dips, but we have consistently seen cold sub-zero days and nights across the month. 

It has kept the pistes in good condition - hard-packed snow on most pistes. However, it is beginning to turn quite icy as you head to the lower resort levels. This is because the temperatures at these lower levels have been warmer, so these pistes have experienced more freeze-thaw from day to night. 

On the pistes, the central sections of the slopes are more worn by late afternoon, but if you move to ski at the sides, there is still quite a lot of soft snow to be found. 

The southern-facing slopes are still looking pretty good. We had expected them to suffer; however, the pistes are still good. Off-piste, the snow is melting away, with rocks, grass and trees starting to poke through. So if you are looking for fresh powder, then this isn't the week for you.

Snow Forecast
The forecast - up until today was for blue skies for the rest of the week. However, we have seen clouds forecast for tonight and a slight snowfall, between 3 - 5cms. So no ""dump alert"", but still something to freshen up the pistes nicely. 

It's going to stay cloudy throughout Thursday but then brighten up with sunny skies for the remainder of the week. Temperatures remain steady, constantly below zero during the day and at night. But in the cleaver way of the mountains, it feels very cold when you are in the wind. But when you are sheltered and in direct sunshine, it's warm enough to enjoy lunch outside and beers on a terrace. So pick a good spot! 

Jen's Top Tips

  • Whilst the pistes are quiet if you head out during the midday lunch break - 12 - 14h, it is often like having a private mountain to explore! 
  • Sun protection - cream, block etc. And don't forget to slather up the kids before sending them off to ski school. You might want to put suncream in their pocket during lessons, so don't forget to get them their own protection. 
  • Early morning conditions are better, hard-packed but fresh corduroy. Afternoons see the pistes more worn through the central channels.

Updates 
If you head to the bottom of this page, you can see the day by day forecast of what to expect in your resort. But, we will also be updating this snow report page every Wednesday, so check back in with us next week to see how the pistes are doing and what you can expect from the snow forecast for the next 7 days. 

We need you! 
If you're in Chamonix this week, we want to see your images, especially videos, of what you've been up to. So when you post to Facebook or Instagram, tag us. Every week, we'll be posting our favourite and top videos here to share, along with our weekly resort snow report. 
Bon Ski & we'll see you on the pistes!

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Chamonix - 1035M
Morning
-6°C
Afternoon
-7°C
N/D
0 km/h
Snow-Depth
20cm
SOFT
Rain/Snow Limit
0m
Last Snowfall
1cm
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Limited
2/5
Aiguille Du Midi - 3842M
Morning
-10°C
Afternoon
-11°C
North East
49 km/h
Snow-Depth
180cm
SOFT
Rain/Snow Limit
750m
Last Snowfall
5cm
Fichier 2
Limited
2/5
Les Houches - 1900M
Morning
-2°C
Afternoon
0°C
East
5 km/h
Snow-Depth
75cm
SOFT
Rain/Snow Limit
0m
Last Snowfall
1cm
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Limited
2/5
Grands Montets - 2765M
Morning
-7°C
Afternoon
-6°C
North East
37 km/h
Snow-Depth
105cm
HARD
Rain/Snow Limit
0m
Last Snowfall
1cm
Fichier 2
Limited
2/5
Tramway Du Mont-Blanc - 1794M
Morning
-2°C
Afternoon
0°C
East
5 km/h
Snow-Depth
Cm
FRESH
Rain/Snow Limit
0m
Last Snowfall
1cm
Fichier 2
Limited
2/5
Brévent - 2525M
Morning
-10°C
Afternoon
-9°C
North
4 km/h
Snow-Depth
115cm
SOFT
Rain/Snow Limit
0m
Last Snowfall
1cm
Fichier 2
Limited
2/5
Flégère - 2385M
Morning
-6°C
Afternoon
-4°C
East
25 km/h
Snow-Depth
140cm
SOFT
Rain/Snow Limit
750m
Last Snowfall
2cm
Fichier 2
Limited
2/5
Balme Tour-Vallorcine - 2270M
Morning
-7°C
Afternoon
-6°C
South East
11 km/h
Snow-Depth
60cm
SOFT
Rain/Snow Limit
0m
Last Snowfall
1cm
Fichier 2
Limited
2/5
Montenvers - 1913M
Morning
0°C
Afternoon
1°C
West
3 km/h
Snow-Depth
116cm
SOFT
Rain/Snow Limit
0m
Last Snowfall
1cm
Fichier 2
Limited
2/5

State Of The Area

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Pistes
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Greens
15/18
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Blues
43/43
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Reds
40/42
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Blacks
13/18
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Hiking Trails
5.9/9km