Ski-Touring: Grand Rocher East and West

2017-01-26 by davidof

Snow and Avalanche

Time Location Altitude Aspect Fresh/Total Type Skiability Stability
12:00:00 NE side of the Grand Rocher 1850 North-East 30/40 Powder 4
12:45:00 Crete Luisard west side 1750 West 30/40 Powder 4
13:00:00 Pierre Roubet chalet - path 1650 West 0/30 Hardpack 3

Avalanche Observations

Snowline Up/Down: 1400 meters (4593 feet)
Avalanche Risk: 2

Description

Participants:
Route Taken: Descended the east side of the Grand Rocher
Road Access Snow from the Col du Barioz

Vertical Climbed: 725 meters (2379 feet)
Distance: 7.6 km
Weather Sunny, some clouds

Comments

Short ski tour to check out the conditions. Not too bad in the end. Destructured snow where it is shady - west bowls of the Grand Rocher. NE face of the Grand Rocher. Still a lot of skiable snow around if you take the more exotic routes. Then hardpack from above the Chalet de Pierre Roubet - like a ski piste. Overall good skiing.

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