Les Houches and Chamonix Webcams


30 January 2021

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The benefits of the using the Les Houches and Chamonix Webcams is often forgotten. In a fact, we think a luxury chalet holiday can be truly enhanced through the eyes of such technology! Why, because they can help with the planning process in terms of choosing where to snowboard and ski. Making sure you are appropriately equipped and prepared to make every day of your luxury chalet Chamonix ski holiday, a special experience. So let’s share with you the amazing Chamonix webcam network along with our favourite weather forecast. Encouraging you to see them as an extra pair of eyes to get the most from your luxury ski holiday.

3 Webcams For Each Chamonix Ski Area

Did you know there are at least 3 webcams for each ski area, so do check them out for a reliable source of information on mountain weather Les Houches (Prarion webcam), Chamonix webcams: Flegere, Brevent , Argentiere webcam: Grands Montets, Le Tour as well as the Aiguille du Midi and for the Vallee Blanche Glacier, so wherever you plan to ski take a peak at the webcams before you go.

Weather From One Ski Area To Another Often Varies

Check the weather outside your luxury catered chalet accommodation and compare this to the view through the webcams. Higher up the mountain it may look the same, but in reality it could be different. The higher mountain are occasionally prone to stronger winds not easily seen from the valley floor. Look for subtle signs of this, clouds streaming past or forming only over the peaks. And if not too early in the morning, check the Chamonix Webcam applicable to your area using the links above! Because if the ski lifts are open, see if there are any people on the webcam camera. People already skiing and snowboarding may help determine such things as what to wear, and where to go. For example, if the skiers or Snowboarders can be seen struggling to stand or bending to the wind, then maybe stay lower on the mountain or choose a more sheltered resort.


Le Tour and Vallocine offer fabulous skiing, but are more open and susceptible to wind as a consequence. Similarly at high altitude the Grands Montets can also be exposed being at an altitude of 3,295m. All ski resorts have their own micro weather going on so just something to be aware of. Plus knowing that the wind can indicate colder temperatures. Layer up is our recommendation, and better to have one too many that can go in a rucksack, than one too few!

Recommended 5 Day Chamonix Weather Forecast

For Chamonix and Les Houches weather forecasts check out and save this link to your favourites https://chamonix-meteo.com/chamonix-mont-blanc/weather/forecast/morning/5_days_weather_forecast.php. After nearly two decades skiing and snowboarding in Chamonix, it is the one we rely on the most. Mountain weather can change, and Chamonix is no different to other resorts. So please check the weather before you venture out, particularly if snowboarding backcountry or high up. This said, Chamonix weather forecasters are human and can  get it wrong, so use your own senses too.


If you are skiing or snowboarding the lower slopes, for a quick look up, it’s not a bad idea to download the Weather application on your phone. Then add Chamonix and Les Houches in to your favourites. The app we feel is not as  reliable, but it will give an indication.  Whether the sun is planning to come out or if there snow forecast. For the weather geeks amongst you, we have one too, we have found the WeatherRadar to be a useful App.  The WeatherRadar map work well in conjunction with the 5 day forecast link above.


Most importantly check the real time status of the lifts at: https://www.chamonix.com/lifts-and-special-information,88,en.html


Stay safe on the mountain and see you soon at Chamonix Exclusive and luxury Chalet No.5.

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