Flaine - Tête de Véret

Flaine outing


Outing date: 2012-12-19

Altitude of access point: 1747m

Maximum altitude: 2309m

Elevation gain/loss: +562m >> -659m >> +558m >> -461m

Snow depth at 1750m: 90cm with 40cm of dry powder snow

Snow depth at 2300m: 150cm with 50cm of dry powder snow

Weather: sunny

Departure/arrival time: 9:00/15:30



Early wake up for this outing to Tête de Véret in Flaine (Grand-Massif Haute-Savoie)... we left Geneva at 6:00 AM and arrived at parking of Vernant around 7:15. Vernant sector was still closed. The resort was planning to open Vernant access only at the end of the week and that would let us a lot of untracked powder. We started to hike at 7:30 with my friend Andrew. Colours were beautiful... it was simply magic.

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We quickly reached the Col de Vernant.

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Light was licking the summits...

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...beautiful but we were not at the summit and it was so cold...

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...arriving at the Col des Grands Vans the sun was waiting for us.

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We were not far from our objective...

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...the ghost lift... and the powder of the Véret valley.

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