Ski-Touring: Curates Egg

2017-12-02 by davidof

Snow and Avalanche

Time Location Altitude Aspect Fresh/Total Type Skiability Stability
15:15:00 Fields above le Baure 1050 South 20/20 Powder 4 Slabby, wind blown
16:30:00 Summit 1800 South-East 15/50 Powder 3 Windblown

Avalanche Observations

Altitude Aspect Size Type
1700 West Sluff Slab

Snowline Up/Down: 1045 meters (3429 feet)
Avalanche Risk: 2


Route Taken: as topo
Road Access Snow covered from St Pancrasse but ploughed at least as far as the col

Vertical Climbed: 700 meters (2297 feet)
Distance: 7.2 km
Weather Cold, windy, cloudy


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. This has moved snow from N to S faces leaving ridgelines rocky but with big accumulations on lee slopes. There was evidence of a small avalanche on the SW ridge of the Pravouta this afternoon. Snow was compact where it was wind exposed, not great to ski. Things got better in the shelter of the woods and lower down on the fields.



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