There is still not much snow in the mountains for the time of year, though things should improve from this weekend onwards.
There has been very little activity reported from the higher mountains and the information received indicates a great variation in conditions from one sector to another. There have been strong winds at altitude, stripping the snow in some areas and dumping it in others
On north facing slopes above 2000m one risk floundering in deep snow even with snow shoes, while on the south faces the snow is variable, bare in some places and knee deep elsewhere. Some paths, even at lower altitudes, maybe iced over in places. Whatever the activity, the current, difficult conditions require the correct equipment.
It is still too early to ski tour in the Chamonix valley, have patience.