Nordic Skiing: Emeindras on classic skis - 1,369 m. (4,492 ft)

Wed, 3 February 2021


Minimum altitude: 979 meters

Distance: 11.5 km

Slope Aspect: South-West

Vertical Climbed: 454 meters (1,490 feet)

Vertical Descended: 455 meters


I couldn't believe le Sappey would still be open. It had rained to 2500 meters and we'd had warm storm force winds for days. I still had my doubts at the car park. What had been white ski runs on Saturday were now green but I picked up a snow covered trail just above the lift office and the pistes were really good from around the foot of the climb. I stopped at the col rather than pushing all the way on to Emeindras. The ski down was a bit slow although using the tracks helped. Still suffering from a bad back, achy left knee and now a sore ankle !


12C at the car park with a warm foehn type wind. It looks pretty blitzed at the start: ice, running water, puddles, mud but was pretty good from 1030 meters, that is the start of the climb.


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