SERRE CHEVALIER SNOW FORECAST, WEATHER BLOG & WEBCAM

Serre Chevalier weather forecast blog and webcam

SKI AND WEATHER BLOG

Daily weather blog and forecast vs actual ski conditions, along with actual reports and Live WebCam from here in Serre Chevalier, Briancon in the Hautes Alpes

CLICK HERE FOR LIVE CAM which is at the bottom of the page.

Check out 14-day weather forecasts, the latest snowfalls and piste maps from around the snow globe on PistePro.

STILL ON THE ROLLERCOASTER

From the slow climb up to warmer than usual spring temperatures a week ago, we've now plunged down again to winter freeze on the rollercoaster that's defined this ski season. Throw in the strong winds from the last few days and we're beginning to wish for this ride to be over because it ain't helping snow conditions for ski touring. 

Meanwhile, if you're in the Northern Alps enjoying the exhilaration of the rollercoaster now providing fresh pow, we're very happy for you but can you please stop posting vids of your tracks.

It's all pointing to climate change creating the oscillations in temperatures and weather patterns and the reason why El Nino is currently transitioning to La Nina. without any ENSO-neutral in between.

At this time of year, here in the Southern Alps, we'd normally be leaving super early to catch the transformed spring snow to ski down at around midday. At the latest. But currently it's anyone's guess as to the best time of day to ski tour. Four days ago, we were climbing up to the Gardiole at 10am with the temperature around 4C and a chill breeze blowing over already windblown hardpack snow. But even in the  sun, two hours later, there was little transformation going on up high so it was a tad technical going up and down, Only mid-descent, south-facing aspects gave us a reasonable ski.

We were two (and a dog) of just seven ski tourers going up the Gardiole, which tells you something about the lack of appealing snow conditions in the backcountry, at the moment.

And it's staying cold with maybe some snow until the end of the month. Then we're going back up into warmer temperatures for the beginning of May for what could be the last hurrah for spring ski touring to end this season's skiing rollercoaster.

The webcam (located here) will be static between snowfalls, focusing on the Le Bez piste opposite STYLE ALTITUDE HQ and, often, the 40 odd sparrows that feed on our terrace. When it's snowing, during the day (09:00 - 17:00),  the cam will zoom to three pre-set points and stay there for 60 secs before moving again. You can zoom in by pinching or using your mouse wheel.

 

Check out the next 14 day free forecast for Serre Chevalier on PistePro.

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