Nordic-Skiing: Charmont Som by the road

2015-01-15 by davidof

Snow and Avalanche

Time Location Altitude Aspect Fresh/Total Type Skiability Stability
11:00:00 Col de Porte 1315 South-East 0/5 Hardpack 2
11:30:00 Chair lift 1500 East 2/5 Powder 3

Avalanche Observations

Snowline Up: 1310 meters (4298 feet)
Snowline Down: 1310 meters (4298 feet)
Avalanche Risk: 1


Route Taken: Started at Col de Porte and climbed to the farm at the end of the road.
Road Access Clear

Vertical Climbed: 400 meters (1312 feet)
Distance: 11 km
Weather 10C at car park at 11am, strong southerly wind


Skating session from the Col de Porte. The first 1500 meters were hard, old snow, frozen in places but the slope isn't too steep here so not a big problem. Afterwards a cm or two of fresh snow to the Orgeval. Here there was a violent wind from the south moving snow around. The Charmont Som was completely snow free on the side facing the wind with some obvious accumulations in places. Some bare or icy patches on the last section to the Bergeries.



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