Early doors snow and freezing temperatures

October 17th, 2012

Yesterday morning was the first real frost of the winter at -2°c in Les Houches. The same time last year, we were all outside in t-shirts.

The peaks all around were covered in snow. This morning, it’s a little bit different. Positive temperatures, definite differences between the south facing slopes such as Aiguillete des Houches and Le Brévent where the snow’s melted and the north facing slopes. With the sun arriving up there too, I think there’ll be even less by the end of the day. No more snow is on the horizon for the time being either.

Check out the Chamonix webcams to see what it’s like at the moment. Have a look at the Grands Montets, or Le Tour, two popular places to compare with your memories!It doesn’t look much more than Derbyshire in deepest winter so far, but let’s not forget it’s only mid October.

Should we be excited about this as it’s so early??? Absolutely! We’re off to Tignes next week (to try our new K2 skis that have just arrived) where apparently the glacier has redeemed itself after a hot summer and the snow’s now in good condition up high.

Keep an eye on the pistes and the state of the snow with the choice of Chamonix webcams throughout the winter.

Start the fitness campaign, book your flights, tighten your bindings. See you in Cham this winter.

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