Ski Touring: Pic de la Belle Etoile south couloir from Rivier

Wed, 3 April 2013


Slope Aspect: South

Trip Reports

Vertical Climbed: 1,450 meters (4,757 feet)

Avalanche Risk: 2

Snowline: 1,280


Morning trip. The snow was refrozen with good drip on all south aspects. Climb to the col de la Belle Etoile using ski crampons. West slopes are skiable crust (depending on how heavy you are). North slopes still have powder from the weekend. The snow transforms quickly. At the car by late morning and it was already quite soft.

Weather: Sunny but clouds rolled in at 10am

Access: Clear

Country: France Area: Belledonne Trailhead: Rivier