Ski Touring: Pas de la Coche - 2,001 m. (6,565 ft)

Mon, 21 December 2009


Minimum altitude: 1,080 meters

Distance: 13.5 km

Slope Aspect: North-West

Vertical Climbed: 900 meters (2,953 feet)

Vertical Descended: 900 meters

Rating: 2.1

Avalanche Risk: 3

Snowline: 1,080


Small outing before the storm. Quite a few ski tourers towards the Venetier. The powder has settled a bit since Saturday but there are huge snow drifts between the Coche and the Habert d'Aiguebelle so the snow changed from windblown to deep powder. The forest is good but there are some rocks still. A lot of snow transport, there is nothng left on the trees, and the southern slopes have been stripped. The snow on the coche felt a bit slabby. Watch out for the northern slopes for the next few days.


Snow transport. Blown snow / drifting.