Ski Touring (205)
Scia Couloir S
I've never visited this bowl which is clearly visible from the trail that climbs to the Jasse.
Scia NW Couloir
Follow the trail to the habert d'Aiguebelle (refuge, renovated in 2008 but closed).
The long way home
First and last Chamechaude for this year, probably, given the snow conditions. It is surprising how much it has melted since Wednesday when i was last in the area.
Jasse by fair means
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.
Vallon de Marcieu
This is the first time this year that conditions have been acceptable for this route. Some guys attempted it after the 11 Jan snowfall, which was fairly considerable but had to downclimb the couloir.
Pravouta Ski - Bike
Return to Pravouta by bike. I found skiable snow below the village of le Baure and depths rapidly increased. The big issue was visibility with a real pea souper.
Orionde before the thaw
With a thaw predicted for next week and fairly thin snow cover I thought it was time to revisit a little mountain I'd not skied on the NW side since 2010.
Grand Rocher East and West
Short ski tour to check out the conditions. Not too bad in the end. Destructured snow where it is shady - west bowls of the Grand Rocher. NE face of the Grand Rocher.
Col du Baure or nearly
Given the 40 cm of snow that fell in town it was a chance to tour to the Manival valley directly from the front door. There were already a lot of tracks from snow shoers from this AM.
After the foehn the conditions were not inspiring with little snow visible below 2100 meters.
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