Nordic Skiing: Snow is back

Tue, 7 February 2017


Distance: 9.3 km

Slope Aspect: West

Trip Reports

Vertical Climbed: 220 meters (722 feet)


First time around the nordic trails this year. Snow is soft - there is a lot of new snow that hasn't compacted yet but slides quite well. Some debris on the pistes. Le Sappey seemed to be unskiable - below the snow line.

On Chamechaude itself (with randonnee skis) snow is heavy powder, sticky both climbing and descending. Not great to ski.

Weather: Drizzle, overcast. 0C at Col.

Access: Deep snow in places after le Sappey fallen from trees

Country: France Area: Chartreuse Trailhead: Col De Porte