Powder in Paris - Montmartre North Face!

By Arjen on 7 February 2018 · 0

The backcountry of the Montmartre in Paris was the place to be today. A storm dropped about 10 cm of snow in the French capital and the north face of the Montmartre (one of the most famous backcountry lines in Paris) was in perfect condition. PA #1 (ParisAlert #1) was in effect!

Avalanche control

Fortunately avalanche control was able to open the slope in the morning and as you can see in the video the lifts were running. The skiers aren't wearing an avalanche beacon and don't have a shovel and probe, but, as you might know, they work with a boundary system in the PSR (Paris Ski Region), so it was completely safe. The PAC (Paris Avalanche Control) told us that the avalanche danger was LOW (1 on a scale of 5).

Pass pulled

Unfortunately one of the riders decided to leave the boundary and the police was forced to pull their passes. That was another exciting day of freeride in Paris. And if you think: YOLO, bucketlist and that kind of stuff, well, you snooze you loose. Everything on the Montmartre north face has been tracked by now.


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