We love looking at webcams, especially in winter when it’s important to know what’s going on up the mountain so you can dress appropriately, or simply so you can sit at your desk and put visuals alongside your dreams of powder turns on a monday morning. Usually the humble webcam is less used in summer, weather forecasts have fewer factors to take into account and the mud and grass is always mud and grass. No powder to see here folks. Our favorite cameras in winter are the Avoriaz town and the top of Mossettes cameras. Both give you a good idea of weather at altitude and potential snow conditions, plus they’re both rather pretty also, especially at sundown. But there are literally hundreds of others we check regularly all year round. Probably our favorite annual views is the Domaine du Baron’s camera at Lac Montriond. The Lac is ever changing yet always beautiful. Rain, shine, flood, snow or drought the lake has that special something that keeps tempting you back time and time again.
The camera at the lake used to have a nice view of the lake, but as we discovered recently, the camera has been moved and upgraded. The new camera is pointing in a better direction and seems to be slightly higher quality than before. Great! Our vicarious enjoyment of the lake through a lense is improved. But as we’d taken so much joy from the over the last few years we thought we’d send the old angle off with a visual tribute of the last year with a timelapse of the lakes highlights since January 1st. Enjoy! Montriond Lac Webcam Timelapse from Morzine Source Magazine on Vimeo. All images are courtesy of Vallée d’Aulps & Domaine du Baron.