Off Piste Skiing: Start of winter?

Sun, 18 January 2015


Distance: 16.5 km

Slope Aspect: East

Trip Reports

Vertical Climbed: 0 meters (0 feet)

Vertical Descended: 1,700 meters

Avalanche Risk: 2

Snowline: 1,000


A morning session to take advantage of the 60cm of fresh snow that fell in the Chartreuse (ok more like 20cm at 1000m altitude) with a tour of the off pistes of our local ski area at St Hilaire. The east facing slopes lacked a base and became worn on the rollovers. The off piste, still not tracked, was much better with some epic powder descents.

Access: Snow from St Pancrasse

Country: France Area: Chartreuse Trailhead: St Hilaire du Touvet