Slowly the temperature in the Alps starts to descend on Tuesday. Wednesday morning, frost may hang around the upper slopes during daytime. On New Year's Eve clouds will build up quickly from the west and the first precipitation will enter the Pyrenees and the western French Alps as we enter into 2016. Looks like 5 to 15 cm of much needed fresh snow is expected above 1300m. It will still be quite mild at first, but on Friday the temperature will drop further allowing snow to settle at around 1100m. The snow will spread further east, but less snow is forecasted over there. The snowline in the central Alps is slightly lower at around 1000m.
In November the weather in the Alps was relatively sunny and without a doubt extraordinarily mild, but the high-pressure influence and warm air are finally a thing of the past.
A dramatic change is expected at the beginning of the weekend. The wind will turn north-west and cold polar air will flow straight to the northern Alps.
Surrounded by some of the most magnificent scenery the Alps has to offer Chamonix is one of the most established French Alpine ski-resorts and certainly France’s best all-(year)round ski resort. There are few places to match Chamonix as far as the variety of terrain and snowconditions are concerned.
Some of the finest expert terrain in the world -much of it off-piste, ski touring, gentle family tree-lined runs, and legendary glacier descents will keep everyone busy and excited, from novice to brain-dead daredevils.