Chamonix.net snow report, March 4th 2020

 

Even more new powder snow in Chamonix!

There was 60cm more fresh snow going into Tuesday in the Chamonix mountains (Monday was a windy storm day), with 5-10cm in the bottom of the valley after the snow line had dropped. Tuesday ended up being a sunny deep powder day at all the Chamonix ski areas. Today there is a bit of a gap in the active weather, before the next wave of rain and snow heads over us tonight, tomorrow, and into Friday...!

Vallee Blanche powder today
Chamonix Valley today
Vallee Blanche today
Vallee Blanche ridge today
Vallee Blanche today
Vallee Blanche today
Vallee Blanche today
Vallee Blanche today
Brevent today
Brevent today
Flegere today
Flegere today
Les Houches today
Le Tour today

This morning was quite a beautiful calm, cold, sunny start to the day, so we went up the Aiguille du Midi for a Vallée Blanche adventure, to see how conditions are improving up there.

There was some really deep powder left from yesterday, and there is a lot of snow in the high mountain right now (of course, crevasses are still big hazards anywhere off the Aiguille du Midi, as are avalanches). It seems like it is just about skiable all the way down to Chamonix at the moment for the first time in a few weeks, thanks to the recent low-altitude snow, and the Mer De Glace has improved quite a bit (although there are still lots of rocks poking out towards the end, near the Montenvers). Talk to a mountain guide for more information.

I had a great view of the Chamonix valley and ski areas from above, and as you can see from my photos, everything is looking pretty white today, especially above 1800m (photos of the ski areas above).

Tonight the next weather front is approaching us, and tomorrow is forecast to be very unstable, with a rising and falling snow line, quite a lot of wind, and lots more fresh snow above 1500m going into Friday, maybe with some more snow at 1000m too.

Here is a slide show of some more images from this stunning day:

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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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