Ski Touring: Grand Rocher East and West

Thu, 26 January 2017


Distance: 7.6 km

Slope Aspect: West

Trip Reports

Vertical Climbed: 725 meters (2,379 feet)

Avalanche Risk: 2

Snowline: 1,400


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.

Route Taken: Descended the east side of the Grand Rocher

Weather: Sunny, some clouds

Access: Snow from the Col du Barioz

Country: France Area: Belledonne Trailhead: Barioz