Will It Snow In Morzine?
One of the most common questions we get during the winter is "Will it snow in Morzine?"
We do know a lot about Morzine and the surrounding areas, but this is a very difficult question to answer and we usually know as much as the person asking the question on this topic.
If you speak to some of the elders of Morzine, you will hear of many different indications of whether we will get some good snow this winter or not. Thick onion skins, bees flying upside down and lots of mice during the summer are just a few of the observations they talk about.
The geography of the Alps make the weather very changeable, therefore it is very hard to predict. If we don't look too far in to the future, it is possible to get a rough picture of what to expect (taken with a pinch of salt obviously).
However, we can get an idea from a cross section of a few tried and tested weather websites. These are our top picks:
WePowder is probably my favourite for checking the snow forecast. The site is run by a powder hunting dutch guy who writes regular detailed blogs about where the snow is. Wepowder is mainly aimed at those who can jet off at the drop of a hat for a powder fix. However it is useful for us too as he watches storms crossing Europe and breaks down the likelihood of a dump in the area.
Yr is a Norwegian site, and in our experience it is one of the more accurate weather sites. Its hour by hour prediction is pretty useful for planning your day. If the site suggests it may be a white out in the afternoon, get up for an early slide around and hit the bar for apres when the weather comes in.
Meteo France is a good site to visit as it is funded by the French government. It is not as detailed as yr.no, but it gives a good overview and is reasonably reliable.
Tameteo is a useful site as a quick check as it is really easy to use. You can also see the storms rolling in on the satellite and radar maps. This site also has hour by hour prediction, so it is good to compare with Yr to see if the timings match.
Accuweather prides itself on accuracy. It breaks down the weather in to different periods of the day and you can personalise the forecast for what you want to know.
There is no sure fire way of finding out when it is going to snow in Morzine next. Looking at a few different forecasts can give you an idea of what to expect but really, you just need to take it as it comes and enjoy what the mountains throw at you.
Remember that Morzine is part of the huge Portes du Soleil ski area so different resorts may have different weather for the same day, yes, even Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets!
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