Nordic-Skiing: Col du Mont Noir

2017-03-09 by davidof

Snow and Avalanche

Time Location Altitude Aspect Fresh/Total Type Skiability Stability

Avalanche Observations

Snowline Up/Down: 1145 meters (3757 feet)
Avalanche Risk: 3


Route Taken: Tour via the Mont Noir
Road Access Clear

Vertical Climbed: 535 meters (1755 feet)
Distance: 19.3 km
Weather Low cloud, sun above 1300 meters.


I was on skating skis. Took the red via les Pres then la Repose to the refuge Serre du Satre then corniche trail to Patente returning via the Col du Mont Noir. I didn't take the trails to Mont Noir due to lack of time. The Pres and Repose pistes had 3-5cm of soft snow on them which was very sticky. The corniche and return via the blue was good but even downhill from the Col du Mont Noir you had to push.

Avalanche risk 2 --> 3 around 11am. Generally few risks in this area.



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