Chamonix.net snow report, 10th December 2021

 

Wow, since Tuesday night the Chamonix valley changed even more dramatically, with storm “Barra” giving us a good kicking, and laying down a thick layer of powder snow in the Chamonix valley bottom, as well as on the mountains. There was actually a break in the weather on Thursday, but today it has been dumping even more snow. There is sooooo much snow now here!

Chamonix.net snow report, 10th December 2021
Chamonix.net snow report, 10th December 2021
Chamonix.net snow report, 10th December 2021
Chamonix.net snow report, 10th December 2021

The avalanche risk is very high at the moment, but with all of this snowfall we should be set up nicely for the winter season. Lifts are now open daily at Grands Montets, and they are scanning the covid “pass sanitaire” at the bottom of the cable car.

Grands Montets actually opened up today, a day earlier than had been posted, so we were finally able to do some lift accessed skiing, after a long time without. They were talking about opening Bochard up there, but it turned out to be a really stormy day, with heavy snowfall and wind up there, so the open terrain was Plan Joran and Tabé, with the Pierre-a-Ric piste to the bottom in very good shape with deep fresh snow all the way down.
The snow was deep all over the place, mid mountain and valley, awesome fluffy powder, with some groomed pistes too.

In fact, I’ve just seen that at 1:30 pm already they have closed the ski area, because the avalanche risk has gone up to 5/5 during the day! It is supposed to stabilize a bit overnight, so hopefully tomorrow will be good (avalanche risk 4), with the opening of some terrain at Flégère, as well as Grands Montets and Les Houches (Saturday 11th December).

Flégère is planned to be open for this weekend, and then daily from next Saturday the 18th December, along with Brévent and Le Tour, while Grands Montets and Les Houches should be open daily from now on.

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