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Chamonix snow report and forecast

Discover the latest Chamonix snow conditions

Author Caro Blackwell, Ski Editor Updated

We had a week of changeable weather last week and we did get fresh snow over the weekend, just not as much as we had expected. However, this freshened up the slopes really well in time for the start of the half term holidays. Over 2000 metres the natural snow cover is good and normal for this time of the season, due to good early season snow at the higher altitudes.

This week will again bring us a mixed bag of weather here in the northern Alps. Fairly mild temperatures and a freezing level of around 2000 - 2300 metres for most of the week. Friday and Saturday we will see slightly lower temperatures but struggling to get below 0°C, with light snow over around 2000 - 2200 metres. 

There is no sign at the moment of a very cold spell and big snowfall, as we continue with temperatures in the Alps of just above normal, so it's not really very cold! There is a high pressure to the west of the northern Alps, which could help bring new snow but we'll have to wait a little longer for clarification. The weekend is showing more unsettled weather with a cold front coming through bringing lower temperatures and that could hold between 5 and 15cm of snow with the possibility of more coming from the north on Monday.

Avalanche risk

The current avalanche level is around 2 out of 5 in the northern Alps. However, with any significant snowfall the risk on the north facing slopes will increase due to instability of the new snow on a weakening layer beneath.  The south facing slopes that are more exposed to the sun tend to have a more solid base and will generally be more stable. 
 

This weeks fun video below comes from Les Grands Montets in Chamonix - powder hunting!

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Snotos

Busy slopes this week

We’re in the middle of the school holidays here, so the slopes are busier and we must be mindful to ski safely and be aware of those around us.

We’re never too experienced to remind ourselves of The ten FIS (International Ski Federation) rules of ski safety, please read here.

To make the most of your time on the slopes, here are a few tips:

  • To steer clear of the crowds, aim to ski during the off-peak times such as - early mornings, jump on the first lifts. Ski through lunchtime and enjoy a late lunch then ski again later in the afternoon when the mountain tends to be less busy.
  • Be mindful of the ski school hotspots, meeting times and places and plan your route accordingly. If you must ski in these areas, try to do so at different times than the ski schools meet.
  • Make the most of your half-term week by exploring all the additional activities and exciting fun events available in the resort.
  • Be sure to catch the torchlight descents and fireworks displays.
  • Always check the avalanche risk in resort and don't head off-piste if you don't have the up to date information, equipment and guidance.
     

Updates

Scroll down to see live forecasts, lift status, links to webcams and above for real time photos from Chamonix. We will be updating this snow report page every Thursday, 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 seven days.

We need you!

If you're in Chamonix this week, we'd love to see your images, especially videos, of what you've been up to. So when you post to Facebook or Instagram, please tag us SeeChamonix. Every week, we'll be posting our favourite videos and images here and sharing on our social media, along with our weekly resort snow report.

Happy skiing, we'll see you out on the pistes!

Weather

Updated 21 February 2024 at 12:15

Morning
-2°C
Afternoon
10°C
North
4 km/h
Snow Depth
0cm
SPRING SNOW
Rain/Snow Limit
0m
Last Snowfall
5cm
Fichier 2
Limited
2/5

Lifts & Trails

Updated 21 February 2024 at 12:15

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Lifts
72/81
Fichier 1
2/2
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Pistes
92/120
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Greens
11/16
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Blues
37/42
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Reds
33/45
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Blacks
11/17
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Hiking Trails
3.6/9km

Lifts

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Tph Plan De L'aiguille
Open 08:10 to 15:00
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Tph Aiguille Du Midi
Open 08:20 to 15:00
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Ascenseur
Open 08:40 to 15:00

Trails and activities

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Palier Hypoxie
Open 08:40 to 15:00
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Z Arete Sommitale
Summit ridge and the Z are equipped
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Pas Dans Le Vide
Open 08:40 to 15:00
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Tube
Open 08:40 to 15:00
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Cinema Immersif 4D
Opening at 12:30am
Open 12:30 to 17:30