Is winter back for March 2017

The start of winter 2016/17 can only be described as terrible.  No snow to speak of over Xmas and New year, an average snowfall at the beginning of January followed by one of the hottest Februarys in years.

However, March is now here and we have gone back to winter, snow has fallen down to the valley floor again and since the 1st of March (today is the 4th) some areas have seen 1 metre of snow above 2000m.

Conditions at altitude are now considered “good” and if the forecasted precipitation arrives  then the end of the season could just be the best of the season too.

 

Snow coming at last to Chamonix

The latest forecast from www.snow-forecast.com is looking very promising for the Alps!  If the snow arrives as anounced we could be getting up to 50cm of snow at Chamonix town level (1000m).  Temperatures are also meant to drop to around -15, bring your thermals!

We will of course be reporting as soon as this happens.

Chamonix Snow Forecast

Chamonix Snow Forecast