Courmayeur weather and snow conditions

Courmayeur weather and snow conditions


Courmayeur’s weather patterns over the duration of the ski season are free of the extreme cold of many other ski resorts in Europe and the US. Average daytime temperatures are often just above freezing at around 1˚C, while night time temperatures fall to just below zero. Mid-season January averages of between – 2 and -8˚C, with further falls at night make for comfortable skiing and socialising, with warmer averages for the rest of the season, often accompanied by degrees of humidity. Low cloud bisecting the mountain can cause problems, but it normally clears later in the day.

The slopes at Courmayeur are low compared to many other alpine ski resorts, averaging between 1,700 and 2,250m. Those on the Val Veny side retain fresh snow well as they face mostly northwest or north, but the Plan Checruit east-facing runs on the sunny side have problems later in the season as the weather begins to warm. Good coverage early to mid-season is almost certain due to the resort’s snow cannons, with even totally man-made snow giving good skiing. However, in recent years, arrivals in late March and April have had a tough time due to exceptionally warm weather eroding snow conditions, with early morning frosts turning the part-melted slush to solid ice.