Chamonix.net snow report, April 10th 2019

 

A quiet afternoon ski session at Brevent, with nice soft spring snow. Cloudy, but not bad visibility...

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The weather is a bit unstable this week, but not massively so. Yesterday was actually still sunny in and above Chamonix, and sun is forecast for Friday, with mostly just clouds and a few showers today and tomorrow (snow above 1500m or so).

Brevent had some great soft spring snow this afternoon. The morning had been sunnier, so the snow was pretty much perfect, especially on the pistes by the time I got there after 2pm. Higher up the mountain, above 2400m, it was a bit harder, and off-piste was a bit sticky in places, but generally it was fine to ski everywhere. There was a bit of fresh snow on Sunday, but it is no longer powder below about 2500m. There were not many people at the Brevent this afternoon, and there was lots of space. Despite the clouds, I could see quite well.

All of our ski areas still have skiing terrain open right now in Chamonix. Courmayeur also had some great powder on Monday, higher in the ski area, with spring snow lower down. There is less snow there than on the Chamonix side, but much of the ski area is still in good shape.

With clouds forecast tomorrow, we should have good conditions in tree-lined areas, especially at Les Houches, and Friday should be good everwhere. Make the most of the last few days of Les Houches and Flegere (open until Sunday 14th).

Shiny powder above the Grands Montets yesterday (backcountry - ski touring access towards the closed top lift):

Grands Montets in the sunshine yesterday:

Savoy beginners ski area in Chamonix town is still open:

Brevent top pistes are now closed for skiing, because of this rock fall (!) : (Access is possible to Brevent top for sightseeing, and also for backcountry skiing until closing day on the 22nd April...)

Le Tour ski area today: