|13:35:00||Pas de l'Oeille||1900||South-West||20/60||Mank||3||Some micro windslab in the cliff bands|
|13:45:00||Prairie||1700||South-West||15/50||Powder||4||Microslabs in cross loaded runnels above 1700m|
|14:05:00||le Baure||1100||South-East||2/20||Skiable Crust||4|
Snowline Up: 1030 meters (3379 feet)
Snowline Down: 1030 meters (3379 feet)
Avalanche Risk: 2
Route Taken: Started from the reservoirs just above hamlet of les Meunires.
Road Access Dry
Vertical Climbed: 1000
meters (3281 feet)
Weather Sunny, cold east wind
A real Dent de Crolles. Started from 1030m at the reservoirs just above the hamlet of les Meunires/St Pancrasse and a real bit of skiing in great conditions. AOC Chartreuse approuve. There is still some lack of snow on the Prairie of the Dent de Crolles, you can't ski like a maniac but have to look for where the couloirs that run down the face have accumulated snow.
The Pas de l'Oeille has a lot of tracks but you can ski it entirely, both climbing and descending.
The left hand side of the Prairie had no tracks so I skied that on the way down. No problem with rocks. 10cm of great power on a more or less firm base. Lower down the road was a ski piste and further still some bits of the "secret garden" lacked a bit of snow but generally great snow once the sun had got on it a bit.
Snow transport from the east to west. The climbing track was completely filled with snow blown by the wind.