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The ski industry faces up to climate change

Snow cover at the col de Porte

The Observer has published a fairly long article on global warming and its effects on the ski industry. Now it has been 16 years since we published alpine weather expert Jacques Villecrose’ article "Will there be snow tomorrow?" which looked at similar issues. Villecrose was a keen ski tourer and worked for the French weather service in Grenoble.
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Posted by davidof on the 10 November 2014

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Trip Reports

La belle reprise

A little afternoon tour to test the fresh snow and gear. There is no base in the snow pack below 1700 meters but still some rocks below 1900 meters. The snow was hardened by wind at the col de Oudis and some other exposed spots.
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Posted by davidof on the 2014-11-19

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Routes

Chamechaude - pas de l Arche

Pas de l'Arche (Arch Passage)

From the col de Porte follow the trail to the cabane de Bachasson (1640m). From here follow a horizontal trail from immediately below the hut to the SW (direction le Sappey).
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Posted by davidof on the 28 October 2014

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