Nordic-Skiing: Chamrousse Skating

2015-12-03 by davidof

Snow and Avalanche

Time Location Altitude Aspect Fresh/Total Type Skiability Stability
10:00:00 Plateau 1600 South-East 0/25 Corn 4

Avalanche Observations

Snowline Up: 1590 meters (5217 feet)
Snowline Down: 1650 meters (5414 feet)
Avalanche Risk: 1


Route Taken: as topo
Road Access

Vertical Climbed: 220 meters (722 feet)
Distance: 12.3 km
Weather Warm, sunny


Great early season cross country skiing conditions on the plateau d'Arselle. The Astragale black wasn't open. Some of the descents on the reds were a bit technical due to some stones, earth in places but this was very minor. There is about 25cm of snow depth on the plateau at the moment but the piste preparation for both skating and classic was excellent. With the warm temperatures snow was beginning to soften at 11am on sun exposed slopes.



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