Ski Touring: Curates Egg

Date: 12/02/2017

Technical

Distance: 7.2 km

Slope Aspect: West

Vertical Climbed: 700 meters (2,297 feet)

Avalanche Risk: 2

Snowline: 1,045

Description

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.

Weather: Cold, windy, cloudy

Access: Snow covered from St Pancrasse but ploughed at least as far as the col

Country: France Area: Chartreuse Trailhead: Col Du Coq