Ski Touring (196)
Coming of age
21 years since I first toured to this iconic summit in the Belledonne range. The gear has certainly evolved in that time...
Ski Sea and Sun
Swimming and skiing in the same day, well the sea was pretty rough in April and not that warm, around 16C.
Cime de la Valette de Prals from Fenestre
Climb the road towards la Madone de Fenestre to the Vacheries de Devanse, just after (WP 353) take a walking trail that climbs to the SE through the woods to the Plan de Prals.
"We do these things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one
La combe de If
A confidential route in the Chartreuse that holds snow well and is very skiable in the lower woods.
Charmant Som North-West Couloir
Follow the les Cottaves route to the summit. http://pistehors.com/charmant-som-from-les-cottaves.
Charmant Som from les Cottaves
A classic, skiable from December to March.At the entrance to les Cottaves take a path that leads to west into the woods past a stone house.
Back to the winter
I've never done an Aulp du Seuil as late in the season, and in such conditions. Fantastic snow in the forest, you could imagine you were a freerider, skiing from tree to tree in British Columbia.
Col de Valloire via the Gleyzin valley
We'd wanted to ski the Col de l'Arguille in the next valley but access is not easy without doing a long tour.
Jas des Lièvres South
Combined with a climb and descent of the North couloirs of the Jas de Lievreshttp://pistehors.com/trainer-couloirs-of-the-jas-de-lievres-route-5.
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