Nordic-Skiing: Quick ski at the Col de Porte

2017-03-03 by davidof

Snow and Avalanche

Time Location Altitude Aspect Fresh/Total Type Skiability Stability

Avalanche Observations

Snowline Up/Down: 1290 meters (4232 feet)
Avalanche Risk: 2

Description

Participants:
Route Taken: as topo
Road Access A bit of blown snow on the north side of the col

Vertical Climbed: 180 meters (591 feet)
Distance: 7.7 km
Weather Warm, 19C in the valley. Foehn wind.

Comments

A short ski around the pistes of the Col de Porte. The snow was ok, there has been a bit of fresh and they've repaired the bits that suffered in the high altitude rain. Going was not that fast though. Conditions are probably much quicker earlier on. I had toyed with the idea of coming up before work and nordic skiing or ski touring. However reports of ski touring are of crust, perhaps due to the wind and high altitude rain.

There has been around 5cm of fresh snow yesterday but also rain.

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