Nordic-Skiing: Soggy ski

2017-03-02 by davidof

Snow and Avalanche

Time Location Altitude Aspect Fresh/Total Type Skiability Stability

Avalanche Observations

Snowline Up/Down: 1560 meters (5118 feet)
Avalanche Risk: 3

Description

Participants:
Route Taken: as topo
Road Access Clear

Vertical Climbed: 190 meters (623 feet)
Distance: 9.2 km
Weather Light rain clearing to sun

Comments

Very very soggy going with claggy low cloud that eventually cleared to sunshine. Did the Lievre Patineur lower loop and the Brimbelles but had to push hard even on the downhills!

Amazing how many little steep climbs there are on the Lievre despite it not dropping below the altitude of the Brimbelles which is much more skiable. The climbs were a bit miserable - style John Wayne getting off his horse after a long day in the saddle. Didn't have the stamina to climb the upper Brimbelles, the snow was just too slow.

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