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All over the Pyrenees they’ve been experiencing a very rough winter.
Lack of snow, warm temperatures, swinging to freezing temperatures swinging back to warm temperatures have made the snowpack unstable, uneven, and shallow in most places.
The competition venue, for this particular contest was the same on the venue as last year, with more snow in some spots and less than others.
They approach for this run is steep, exposed and completely blind as you enter.
the run, started with extremely firm snow pack as it froze the night before, when you entered into the main part of it, it quickly turned to consolidated slush that was grabby and variable at best.
Tour the bottom the wind has affected it, and it was firm again with the pockets a very soft snow that could take you by surprise.