Nordic-Skiing: Col de Porte on V2 Skate

2017-03-14 by davidof

Snow and Avalanche

Time Location Altitude Aspect Fresh/Total Type Skiability Stability

Avalanche Observations

Snowline Up/Down: 1260 meters (4134 feet)
Avalanche Risk: 1

Description

Participants:
Route Taken: as topo
Road Access Clear

Vertical Climbed: 275 meters (902 feet)
Distance: 11 km
Weather Warm, very sunny

Comments

Good refreeze and snow still very ski-able between midday and 1pm, probably the best skiing I've had at the CdP this season. Only the red behind the foyer had some bare patches on it, probably not long for this world without some fresh snow. The blue loop was really good, just soft enough to not have any surprises but nice and fast.

After a warm up I did the second run nearly all on V2 skate except for a 2 "ramps" where I had to click down to V1. This had been an aim this season to improve my skate technique.

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