I have had an interesting couple of weeks with off piste skiing and ski touring in; Val d’Isere, Tignes, La Rosiere and Sainte Foy followed today by winter climbing on Cha-No. All good fun.
Further to my last post. The mountain Iain, Steve and I climbed on Friday (and previously thought was Pointe 2670m) is called Tete de l’Ane on the local walking maps and is 2718m in height.
For those interested in doing it, the peak involves terrain up to 45 degrees and 1 hour 15 minutes skinning from the top of the lift system.
I have added more photos to the facebook page.
Today, Iain, Steve and I had a good afternoons touring from the La Rosiere lift system. We climbed Pointe 2670m from the Fort Telepherique and were rewarded by a blank canvas for our ski descent.
We have had another great days off piste skiing in La Rosiere today. We spent time in the trees and higher on more open terrain when the visibility allowed.
At around 2400 metres upward, massif wind transportation of snow is creating windslab on the Italian side of the ski area.
Last night, Iain, Steve and I went out skinning after the lifts had closed in La Rosiere. The purpose of this was two-fold. Firstly, to get some training in and secondly to get away from the lift system and check out some off piste options before the arrival of the new snow. This paid dividends as we had a great day today skiing powder and different lines in the trees below Les Eucherts (La Rosiere).
The snow is still falling and more is forecast tomorrow so our old tracks will be filled in allowing us to do it all again!
On Sunday the snow turned to rain at all levels in La Rosiere before the weather cleared to give a beautiful day on the pistes in La Rosiere yesterday.
Last night the clear skies led to a good freeze. Today, the sun came out and it was warm giving good off piste conditions on the Southerly aspects on spring snow. More new snow is forecast for tomorrow so the off piste conditions may change from spring to powder.
I am currently out in La Rosiere skiing and ski touring. We arrived on Saturday in heavy snowfall which continued all day yesterday. The weather has just cleared this morning. Now looking forward to getting out on the skis this afternoon.
The photo shows Mont Pourri, an excellent ski mountaineering objective.