Last rev: Sep 2017
By contrast, more recent, purpose built resorts aim to attract masses of skiers to higher altitudes with "guaranteed snow". The downside is that they are more prone to over-skiing, blizzards, ice and rocks, avalanches and blocked roads; and if conditions are bad you are stuck without easy road access to other areas. It is a lottery which will be better in any particular week - but many frequent skiers agree with us that Combloux usually wins out.
At Combloux's lower altitude it is less cold and less windy : often an advantage, but can dissadvantage beginners slopes at early and late season. However, on those occasions, there is usually easy road access under 40 minutes to good snow.
The ski-passes cover several communes, but communes tend to inform and promote only their little bit - so we combine and re-process that information.
We do find the short-term forecast from Chamonix website reliable, but Combloux is usually slightly warmer than Chamonix town and gets a bit more snowfall... and you may enjoy the presentation from the likes of snow-forecast.com.
You can get real time weather and traffic information from the autoroutes.fr website, which is packed with information on routes, webcams, traffic forecasts, tolls etc. (click on "preparitives" to select / click on the map to enlarge a region)