Ski Touring (205)
Cime de la Jasse, north couloirs
From le Pleynet, climb the ski trail to the combe du Pra. Climb the bowl to the south to the col du Pra via the easiest couloir. The cime de la Jasse is 50 meters to the west.
As I had until the early afternoon I decided to load up my old mountain bike and ride up to the trailhead at 1230 meters just behind the house. About 12km of riding but 1000m of climbing.
Last tour of the season
Snow from the col although it had large suncups. No refreeze below 2500 meters but skiable below. Lots of purges on the slopes below the Aiguille du Gd. fond.
A seuil before work
A before work ski tour, just like old times. I was a bit apprehensive about the snow conditions.
Dent de Crolles in the fog
I waited until 4pm to see if the cloud that has been clagging the Chartreuse would clear. It seemed to be the case and for a brief moment it lifted revealing the mountain in all its glory.
Pravouta after work
Little after work ski tour to check out the snow. I've been very busy the last few weeks and haven't had much time to get out.
The Rallye des Crêtes
“It is not a race”, insisted Bruno Javerzac, the director of the l’alpe du Grand Serre tourist office.
Tour of the Grand Serre
From the ski resort of l'alpe du Grand Serre (la Bache) follow a trail to les Desserts behind the Grizzli buildings.
Grand Serre Couloirs
From the Desert drag lift follow a track (vallons piste) through the Pres de Clos to pt 1448m then climb up the Grande Montage slopes to the ridge. You can check out the couloirs from here.
Heavy Snow in the Chartreuse
The comma couloir has not been good this year. Last time in January the snow was hard and scralped in the couloir and soggy in the woods, but there was a good base and the pistes were ok.
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