Ski-Touring: Grand Rocher Laps

2017-11-30 by davidof

Snow and Avalanche

Time Location Altitude Aspect Fresh/Total Type Skiability Stability
12:30:00 Close to summit 1850 North-West 25/25 Powder 4 Good stability

Avalanche Observations

Snowline Up/Down: 1430 meters (4692 feet)
Avalanche Risk: 1

Description

Participants:
Route Taken: as topo
Road Access Snow from 800 meters

Vertical Climbed: 850 meters (2789 feet)
Distance: 10 km
Weather Cloudy, some sun

Comments

Good conditions in the Belledonne for the end of November. I had to break trail from the Barioz parking to the summit, not that hard in the 20cm of fresh snow. There is no base below 1500 meters. From the summit I skied down the west bowl then lapped around again to reski the bowl. Very good snow with an established base now. Skiing down when I hit the cross country trails I rested on the prepared runs as there is only 15cm of snow on zero base at this level.

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