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Weather & Lifts

Easy link for a quick overview of weather and lifts:

For more detail, see the individual links below.

Conditions can all change at any time in Chamonix! This info will help you make your plans for the day.


Lift openings can vary for many reasons – high winds, avalanche control, maintenance – so it’s always a good idea to check quickly before choosing your area for the day. Chamonix.com has a very useful live info page including lift opening details.


The forecast can change very quickly so I recommend checking every day.
chamonix-meteo.com – detailed text forecast with trends for the next few days
chamonix.com – shows the same info in a graphical format, with links to road conditions, snow conditions and avalanche report.

For even more detail (EG for walking, mountaineering, climbing, ski touring) you can check La Chamoniarde for the latest mountain conditions.


Useful to know for working out rain/snow level etc:
The chalet is at 1050m altitude and the majority of the lifts start around 1800m altitude, going up to around 2500m. Grands Montets is a bit higher, Les Houches is much lower (mostly 1000-1800m). For more specific info on the altitude of individual areas, check the maps in the chalet. (General info on the ski areas is here)

Inversions & Webcams

Remember inversions are common here – it is often cloudy in the valley but beautiful high up! Check the webcams if in any doubt. Some webcams may show a default photo as a thumbnail – always check that you are on the actual live view.

Inversion in the valley seen from Le Tour