Chamonix.net snow report, February 14th 2018

 
 

Monday was a powder day in Chamonix, with more snow than had been predicted, but it started out really foggy before the sun came out. Yesterday and today have been pretty sunny, and the conditions are great with the fresh snow.

Grands Montets on Monday
Grands Montets on Monday
Grands Montets on Monday - before the sun
Grands Montets on Monday
Flegere today
Flegere today
Somewhere in the Vallee Blanche yesterday
Chamonix valley today
Flegere today
Flegere today
Flegere today
Flegere today
Grands Montets today

Sunday and Monday, it snowed at least 40cm of really light fluffy powder in the mountains, with even 20cm in Argentière, and a few cm in Chamonix town. It was a little tricky at first, because of the fog, but when the sun came out in the afternoon, the powder was sublime, and the pistes were really soft. Yesterday was a stunning clear day, with sunshine and powder, and soft snow most places.

Today had a mix of sun and cloud, but this afternoon was stunning at Flegere. There were a lot of people, but the pistes were surprisingly relatively quiet by the time we got there. Some of the snow got sun-affected, but anywhere not in the direct sun stayed pretty cold.

There are lots of people around the valley for the holidays right now, so expect to find some long lift lines here and there (but not for every lift), especially for access to the ski areas. The pistes will be icy here and there too, due to high skier traffic, but we have no problem with snow coverage right now. Head up early, or try to ski in the afternoon to avoid crowds.

There is a big Atlantic storm coming in tomorrow, and it will start off snowing, but then get warm, with rain predicted above 2000m (again...!), and tons of fresh snow and wind at altitude, but then it should get colder again during Friday, with more fresh snow around 1800m. There will be some tricky conditions if it rains as high as predicted, but best will be Les Houches before the rain, or higher altitude when it clears up.

Today at Flegere:

 

 

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