Ski Touring (22)
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.
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.
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.
Le Grand Mont, NW
From the end of the road (Areches, la Chornais) follow a track which crosses a red ski run then zig-zags into the woods.
Combe de Giglas
Follow the Giclas route as far as the Roc d'Arguille http://pistehors.com/combe-de-giclard.14562522013.htm.
Rochers de Belles Ombres, East Couloir
If snow cover permits park on D282 main road 500 meters after village on parking on right (pt 941).
Col de Arzelier
The col de l'Arzelier is a small ski station on the east barrier of the Vercors mountain range. The are 3 drag lifts and chair offering 350 meters of vertical.
Bec Charvet from St Pancrasse
The avalanche bulletin is stuck on 3 at the moment with dire warnings about strong North winds and consequential skier triggered slabs even at "low altitudes" in forest clearings or as you c
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