Friday 21 February 2014

Tete de la Sallaz, Couloir de la Sallettaz

Try saying that quickly! On the way back from Grenoble, Sharon and I couldn't help noticing that the sun was shining and that the mountains were looking amazing so we pulled over for a quick ski tour. 

We headed up to the tiny (2 draglifts) "resort" of Romme (above Cluses) and took one of the draglifts up to gain 300 metres or so. A one way ticket is 2 Euros so you really would have to be tight not to pay!

From there we toured up to the Tete de la Sallaz via some stunning forests and a final summit ridge with some of the best views I've ever seen. We suspected that the snow might not be great but to our surprise we found some fantastic powder on the descent of the Couloir de la Sallettaz, which turned a good day into a great one.

Sharon arriving on the summit.

Thumbs up!

Panoramic shot from the summit.

Amazing powder in the trees.

More amazing powder in the trees.

Plus some really nice snow in the Couloir itself.

You can't win them all :(

The weather is now clagged in and it's snowing/raining hard in Cham. The sun is supposed to be shining over the weekend so we could be in for some epic skiing. Standby!