Nordic Skiing (34)
Desert d'Entremonts closing day
It has snowed a lot during the week, about a meter in total although this has compacted down a bit now.
Charmant Som Classic ski
I was that motivated on my day off but decided to head out anyway. As the conditions are not great a short classic ski before lunch up the Charmant Som road.
It was a day to be on classic skis and with a climb time of 34m53 despite some icy sections. I passed a number of skaters bogged down on the slush.
About a minute quicker going up today but still not under the 30 minutes for the climb which was the aim.
St Hilaire Street Blues
Back on classic skis today. Hard work with soft snow and lots of jumping in and out of the rails due to the thaw. Footprints everywhere. A lot melted since yesterday.
Checking out the conditions at St Hilaire
I wanted to see how much snow was left on the Ch. de l'Herse. I figured I'd start at St Hilaire as it is much higher.
When I arrived at the car-park it was already full at 10am although some people were starting to leave saying the snow had become unskiably soft.
Petites Roches Classic Ski
Nice snow for an early morning classic ski working a bit on technique.
Sticky classic ski
I shouldn't have bothered really. When I arrived at the trail head it was raining quite hard and the piste was completely waterlogged but as I was on classic skis I thought it might not be too bad.
An afterwork, this time on skate skis so a bit quicker. The conditions were good up on the higher part of the trail with cold snow.
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