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Alpine live webcams, weather, cable cars & avalanche forecasts

Nothing is more crucial to your holiday than knowing where in the mountains you will find the best weather and conditions. This page helps you do exactly that, both in the Lake District and across the Alps...

It is a well documented and sad fact that most people who get into trouble in the mountains, have not checked the weather and avalanche forecasts before they set out. Please bookmark this page, and check it before you go! To see the typical weather and route conditions throughout the year in the Alps
; click for link.

Alpine webcams

Mont Blanc, Chamonix
Prarion Cable Car, Les Houches

Monte Bianco, Courmayeur
Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland

Plateaurosa, Cervinia, Italy

Eiger north face, Switzerland

Val de Cogne, Italy

Matterhorn, Cervinia, Italy

Val Savaranche, Italy

Aosta town, Italy
Val Ferret, Italy
Arpy, Morgex, Italy

Avalanche Forecasts
Source / region
Avalanche forecast
6 regional forecasts
Meteo France
Val d'Aoste
Avalanche Service
Avalanche Service

Alpine weather
Chamonix, FRA
Courmayeur, ITA
Zermatt, SWI
Area Website Forecast
Area Website Forecast
Alpine Meteo Chamonix click here Chamonix Meteo France click here
Chamonix Chamonix.net click here Aosta Italy Val d'Aoste web click here
Chamonix Chamonix.com click here Switzerland Meteo Suisse click here
Mont Blanc Il Meteo.it click here France Meteo Blue click here
Local knowledge... Check out the US Navy Meteorology site for some of the best weather modelling available. The site in unclassified, and you should click on the precipitation rate loop for the best model; click for forecast

Chamonix Cable Cars

Just click on the image to the right to open the cable
car status reports page for Chamonix Mont Blanc, in
which of the live lift statuses are detailed in full.


Mountain rescue - Below are the emergency contact numbers, and their websites for research or reference. Note that if calling for help in the UK, ask for the Police, then state that you require Mountain Rescue.

  EchoSOS app - install this app to share your location to emergency services. It works in well over 100 countries across the world, and will provide you the local emergency numbers on the app.
    Mountain range

Lake District
UK all areas
Mont Blanc area
Annecy region
Bourg St Maurice
Swiss Valais
Swiss REGA
Italy Val d'Aosta
Rescue service

Mountain Rescue
Mountain Rescue
PGHM Chamonix
PGHM Annecy
PGHM Bourg
Mountain Rescue
Mountain Rescue
Mountain Rescue
Mountain Rescue


+33 4 50 53 16 89
+33 4 50 09 47 47
+33 4 79 07 01 10
144 or 112
118 or +390165 238
140 or 112
If alerting rescue, be prepared to share all of the information below, to the best of your abilities...
Where - location of casualty & you / team, provide grid reference / altitude / route / mountain if possible
Who - name, details, group size, number(s), so that the rescue services can mobilise sufficient response
Why - injuries and condition of casualty, with any details you can provide of first aid given or ongoing
Weather- current conditions for helicopter, so the pilot knows any details on flying conditions and weather
What - plan to stay put, if safe at location, and what equipment you have to protect yourself and casualty

If needing rescue, you can also contact our local host emergency number 24/7, and we can immediately assist in multiple local languages. This number is provided to all on our courses and expeditions at the safety briefing.
av risk
cable cars
Lake District, UK
As we are based in the English Lake District, we are understandably fairly obsessed with the weather! Click on the photo below to visit our shop, or scroll down for weather and webcams.
Windermere weather
If you've got a webcam in the Lakes, and would like to be featured here, get in touch. We'll credit each webcam and link back to your website. Thanks!

Pooley Bridge: Ullswater Steamers

Kirkstone Pass: Cumbria CC

Coniston: Boating Centre

Ambleside: Climbers Shop
Support Mountain Rescue
If you wish to make a charitable donation, our preferred local charity is the Langdale & Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team, and the link to their website is here, and their donations page link is here. Thank you!
Please note that we do not provide any guiding for charity challenge events in the Lake District (or abroad), such as the National Three Peaks. On ethical grounds we will not, and have never, guided any of these types of event. They put intollerable stress on the local infrastructure, communities, and mountain rescue teams.

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