Chamonix.net snow report, March 12th 2020

 

Soft spring snow on the Brevent pistes today, some clouds, and warm temperatures, giving a pleasant morning of skiing above Chamonix.

It has been a warm couple of days in the Chamonix mountains, after having some more fresh snow on Monday and Tuesday at low altitude (20cm+++ at 2000m). The rainline went above 2000m on Tuesday evening, but there hasn't been much damage to the snowpack at 2000m and above. The snow quality is very spring-like now, though, and a bit rough off-piste, but really great on the groomed runs. More fresh snow is forecast, before the sun comes out again and we get some really nice spring skiing conditions going into the weekend.

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This morning at Brevent, the temperature was mild and the pistes were soft and smooth. It was quite cloudy, but the sun poked through the clouds here and there. The high avalanche danger from Tuesday and Wednesday has stabilised a bit: it got quite spicy around the Chamonix valley as the temperature went up suddenly.

There was a bit of wind up on the mountain this morning, but it wasn't bad at all. The clouds are building thicker this afternoon, with the next showers coming in from the west, and the snow-line should be dropping back down to 1500m or so this evening and overnight. Tomorrow, go above 2000m to take advantage of any new snow, and some possible sunny spells later on!

 

Chamonix.net snow reports created by Steve Baldwin, skier, monoskier and author: check out my ski adventures book on my website:  snowtalesandpowdertrails.weebly.com

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