Probably the last rolleski of the autumn before the real ski season starts, youpee.
We've had quite a bit of fresh snow over the last 5 days. The automatic weather station at the Col de Porte (1300 meters) showed two falls of 30 + 25cm.
I've never visited this bowl which is clearly visible from the trail that climbs to the Jasse.
Follow the trail to the habert d'Aiguebelle (refuge, renovated in 2008 but closed).
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.
Tour of the Astragal black. The has been a good refreeze and the snow was firm, a little slow in the sun but the route is fairly shaded except on the plateau.
Good refreeze and snow still very ski-able between midday and 1pm, probably the best skiing I've had at the CdP this season.
Winter has made a brief comeback and today it was possible to ski from the base of the lifts of le Sappey on the Emeindras and Combe piste.
Practicing 1 and 2 skate around the Sagnes piste.Some sections of ice and visible soil but good skating. +5C at 13h00.
I've not skied up at Barioz this year although the conditions have been better than last season at this altitude with good snow cover on the refuge piste.