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TR: Dome de Pravouta (30/Mar/2012)
Posted: 30 March 2012 03:30 PM  
Total Posts:  2234
Joined  2003-10-24

Change of scene, I was tempted by the NE face of the Pravouta which I hadn’t skied since 30 May 2007! (Yes really, the end of May), that made the local newspaper.


I had heard that the road was cleared to the Col if not beyond, the snowplough had passed on Wednesday.

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There is still a good stock of snow at 1650 meters on North and West facing slopes, here at the Col du Pravouta.

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Plenty of snow on the high summits of the Belledonne too

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The Dent de Crolles is still skiable, but is it fun?

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Some interesting pot holes on the south ridge of the Pravouta

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I skied down at 10am, the snow on this 35 degree NE slope was just transformed but you would not want to leave it too late

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Bec Charvet to the left with the ex-ski resort of the Col du Coq. Both with plenty of snow cover. The West side of the Pravouta also has snow cover down to at least the forest entrance at 1500m. Good snowshoeing conditions or you could make a little tour of the summits to put in 1500 meters of skiing grin. You’d have to think carefully about timing though.

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Posted: 30 March 2012 04:46 PM   [ # 1 ]  
Total Posts:  24
Joined  2004-08-22

fame at last....