Much to our surprise the Col de la Croix de Fer has opened super early this year. The opening has been brought forward because of a blocked tunnel on the Col du Lautaret and the low levels of snow over the winter.
I made my first ride of the season up yesterday. Sadly all the cafés are still borded shut. Obviously the opening of the col has taken them by surprise as well !
Its near neighbour Col du Glandon is still closed.