I noticed in the Chamonix webcams at http://www.compagniedumontblanc.fr/fr/webcams that snow had fallen at the lower elevations. The side-by-side montages show images from 2012 October 14 and 16.
(click on photo for larger version).
seems all over the alps its snowing...
feel like jumping on a plane somewhere!!!
That is a really cool shot too.