Nordic Skiing: Charmont Som by the road

Thu, 15 January 2015


Distance: 11 km

Slope Aspect: East

Trip Reports

Vertical Climbed: 400 meters (1,312 feet)


Skating session from the Col de Porte. The first 1500 meters were hard, old snow, frozen in places but the slope isn't too steep here so not a big problem. Afterwards a cm or two of fresh snow to the Orgeval. Here there was a violent wind from the south moving snow around. The Charmont Som was completely snow free on the side facing the wind with some obvious accumulations in places. Some bare or icy patches on the last section to the Bergeries.

Route Taken: Started at Col de Porte and climbed to the farm at the end of the road.

Weather: 10C at car park at 11am, strong southerly wind

Access: Clear

Country: France Area: Chartreuse Trailhead: Col De Porte


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