Nordic-Skiing: Under the shadow of Chamechaude

2015-04-04 by davidof

Snow and Avalanche

Time Location Altitude Aspect Fresh/Total Type Skiability Stability
12:15:00 Liason with St Hughes 1280 North 3/30 Hardpack 3
13:00:00 Top of blue 1450 North 3/40 Hardpack 3

Avalanche Observations

Snowline Up/Down: 1250 meters (4101 feet)
Avalanche Risk: 2


Route Taken: as topo
Road Access Clear

Vertical Climbed: 400 meters (1312 feet)
Distance: 14.5 km
Weather Low cloud, some sun, some drizzle.


There was around 2-3cm of fresh snow on the trails. They had been pisted this morning but were pretty soft in places at noon. The descents were slow - I put up a series of "lanterne rouge" times on Strava but the flat and climbs skated well enough. Pretty tired after 2 hours and 3 loops: 2 of the blue and 1 of the red. Impressive snow coverage still, could be worth another tour if the conditions allow.



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