/ Ceillac, La Grave or Arolla mid-December conditions
Arolla is high so is a good choice as Frosty says (probably worth checking his blog as he is the man on the ground!). If I have been out in the past for a cascade mini break I have based myself in Briancon which means you can drive to La Grave, Cerviers, Cellaic, Embrum, Les Orres, and all the major valleys close to Argentiere le besse.
A good idea - with skiing as a fall back.
Vallon Du Diable which is accessible from La Grave is higher and more reliable that time of year. Also you have the wee ice falls up at Le Alpe De Huez - again more likely to be in that early.
I'd base myself closer to the La Grave side of the mountains which means you can still access the southerly falls but getting to Diable and Le Alpe De Huez is still feasible.
Taken four days ago at Ceillac
http://www.ice-fall.com/Page_Cascade.aspx?IdCascade=68&NomCascade=Y gauche et droit&Type=Saison
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