Bigger plans succumbed to family matters today, but I still managed to sneak out for a quick leg-stretcher up the hill in Courchevel.
At 2000m there is about 40cm of unconsolidated snow, at 2500m it was definitely deeper, but no base either way so slopes with grass underneath are definitely the way to go for touring or off piste until a base starts to set up. The main Courchevel pistes have a thin base now (the pisteurs have been busy!), and cannons were in full action getting more depth down on the main arteries today (Verdons, Chenus, Biollay, Coqs etc).
Grand Bec in the background:
Looking over to Biollay:
Top of Chenus:
Powder on a pisted base on Jantzen:
Good cover down to (and below) 1850:
A little top-up due over the weekend - fingers crossed!