Ski Touring: L'Alpette, Chartreuse, France - 1,475 m. (4,839 ft)

Sat, 2 January 2021


Minimum altitude: 1,058 meters

Distance: 4.4 km

Slope Aspect: East

Trip Reports

Vertical Climbed: 429 meters (1,408 feet)

Vertical Descended: 431 meters

Rating: 1.1

Avalanche Risk: 2

Snowline: 1,060


Short tour with junior (who was testing lighter TSL snow shoes) to l'Alpette which is a small field (hence the name) on the Aulp du Seuil climb. The route is  safe from avalanche risk  as it is protected by a dense forest and the slopes above cannot accumulate enough snow to reach the trail. Ski down was pretty good fun on the path and not too shabby on the pistes which had been bashed  in part although the cover was thin.


Snowcover was thin, some visible stones and rocks but no hard done to bases


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