Ski Touring: Pravouta SW Bowl

Wed, 29 January 2014


Distance: 7.8 km

Slope Aspect: South

Trip Reports

Vertical Climbed: 600 meters (1,969 feet)

Avalanche Risk: 2

Snowline: 1,230


Short ski tour with Mike to check out the SW bowl of the Pravouta. The road has a good layer of snow on it now, almost like a piste. They've stopped 4x4 going up the road and ruining the snow with a large concrete block. The SE side of the Pravouta has scrappy snow, thin in places and very tracks. The SW bowl was better, 5cm of fresh snow on a somewhat humid base. Very tracked in places too. Lots of wind transport with the foehn. The forest path was perfectly snow covered, rare to see it so skiable to be honest. Still no skiable snow in the woods below the col du Coq and not really skiable below 1200 meters.

Route Taken: Skied SW Bowl

Weather: Light snow, strong southerly wind

Access: Clear

Country: France Area: Chartreuse Trailhead: Col Du Coq



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