Ski-Touring: Jasse by fair means

2017-02-19 by davidof

Snow and Avalanche

Time Location Altitude Aspect Fresh/Total Type Skiability Stability
09:00:00 Road 1260 West /10 Hardpack 3
11:00:00 2200 North-East /130 Corn 2 col d'Aigleton weather station

Avalanche Observations

Snowline Up/Down: 1255 meters (4118 feet)
Avalanche Risk: 1

Description

Participants:
Route Taken: as topo
Road Access Continuous snow started at 1255 meters but there was intermittent snow from the barrier (1090 m.)

Vertical Climbed: 2350 meters (7710 feet)
Distance: 48 km
Weather Warm, sunny

Comments

A Jasse "by fair means" in other words taking the mountain bike from home to the snowline then skiing from there. 2350 meters of climbing in total. The mountain bike went fairly well in the cold morning air and it was good to see the gate closed at Prabert and another 3.5km of route to do - at least I had my bike for the up an down. Only black point, people had parked across the gate making it very hard even for people on foot to get by - this road should be clear as it may be used by the rescue services for ground rescues.

There were probably around 200 cars at Prabert - and two people on bikes. Arriving at 9am the climb to the Jasse was fairly quick, I summitted a little after 11am. The snow was pretty hard and icy, which is why I'd changed from my original plan of the steeper Jas de Lievres. Despite it feeling like sprint I was probably an hour too early for the ski down and the snow was still quite hard and icy in places. Very good refreeze and probably even the people going up after midday would have had good conditions.

Best skiing was in the border cross where I found some sunny slopes.

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