Chamonix.net snow report, March 7th 2019

 

A stormy day in Chamonix today, with fresh snow in the mountains above 1500m...

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On Monday there was a lot of wind and snowfall, and as predicted it snowed about 25cm in the mid mountain zone, and with a clear powder day on Tuesday, it was a great start to the week! Yesterday we had another weather system coming in, with the foehn wind blowing all day and all night, and today it was raining in Chamonix town for most of the day, with another 15-30cm of fresh snow above 2000m or so.

As I write this on Thursday evening, the sun has come out briefly, but the forecast is for more clouds and snow showers for the next few days, and into next week!

Flegere had some foggy skiing this afternoon, but the clouds lifted a little bit near the end. The snow was a bit strange at 2000m, as it was moist, and so a bit sticky, but higher up it was very nice and soft, with fresh snow. There was quite a bit of wind, but less than this morning, and most lifts were open. The best visibility was, as usual on a stormy day, in between the trees, but that was where the snow was a bit harder to ski.

Despite warm temperatures last week, there is still tons of snow in the mountains, and it is still white in the bottom of the valley too! This snowpack should last us well into the spring, especially on north facing slopes.

Tomorrow, expect possibly some sunny spells, but mostly cloudy, with some fog patches, but soft snow and good skiing all around the Chamonix valley (lower slopes, especially at Les Houches, may be refrozen after the rain). The next big weather system is supposed to hit us on Sunday, so we will see...

 

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