Rich is out in La Grave this week, running our first Alpine Ice Climbing Course of the season.
He’s just sent a report in that both Ice climbing and ski conditions are excellent at the moment:
La Grave Ice Conditions:
So far this week the boys have done amongst other things, Le Moulin, Pylon and Goullotte Martinez, plus a trip over to Ceillac where they did Holiday on Ice and Easy Rider. Tommorrow they are off to have a look at Supreme Dimension.
Rich reports that Caturgeas, Croup de Pouffiasse and Color du Ciel are all in good nick, plus North side routes around the Grand Clot are all shaping up. It’s been cold all week with strong winds for the past 3 days – so teams are steering clear of Fournel and Vallon du Diable just now.
La Grave Ski Conditions:
It’s the best start to the season for over 10 years – with the La Grave system opening this weekend.A few local guides have been up on the service lifts and report the best snow is currently in the trees, as higher up things are quite wind affected. Serre Chevalier and surrounding resorts are in great condition too.