Nordic-Skiing: Return to Barioz

2017-03-12 by davidof

Snow and Avalanche

Time Location Altitude Aspect Fresh/Total Type Skiability Stability

Avalanche Observations

Snowline Up/Down: 1400 meters (4593 feet)
Avalanche Risk: 2

Description

Participants:
Route Taken: Ramiettes then Refuge
Road Access Clear

Vertical Climbed: 425 meters (1394 feet)
Distance: 12.5 km
Weather High cloud, no refreeze

Comments

I've not skied up at Barioz this year although the conditions have been better than last season at this altitude with good snow cover on the refuge piste. The Ramiette piste is blocked after about 2km by fencing and a dirt section, it looked skiable beyond but I didn't try any further. Snow was soft at 1400 meters, no refreeze.

Climb to the Refuge is in good condition with snow improving with altitude. However it was a bit soft which made the climb hard work even if I'm a long way off my 2015 fitness levels.

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