Janvril on Pravouta
With a return to winter, or Janvril as it is known it seemed like a good idea to take a tour. It was possible to start from le Baure climbing up through the pastures towards the Col du Coq.
Pravouta: The early bird catches the worm
A quick "before work" to see what the fresh snow had brought. I started at 7am and with the fog kept my head torch all the way to the summit an hour later. Excellent skiing and no one around.
Good in parts, like the Curate's Egg. The wind has considerably affected the snow. It has been blowing strongly from the north for a couple of days.
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.
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 conditions have considerably improved since the weekend with around 20 to 40 cm of new snow on the start of a base.
I've always thought the Col du Coq should be skiable on cross country skis. The choice was classic or skating.
I wanted to see if I could climb directly from the salt depot at the Pont de la Gorgette but the path disappears into the woods and it is not clear where it goes.
Dôme de Pravouta - NE Face
A quick trip before work. I'd thought about the Dent de Crolles. The refreeze was good but a strong SE wind was keeping the snow cool and there was no chance it would transform in the time I had.
Pravouta from les Meunieres
With considerable avalanche risk in the Chartreuse, large skier triggered slabs possible on north facing slopes according to the bulletin, it was not a day to tempt the devil.
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