Nordic Skiing (37)
Croix de l'Alpe - Crust Skiing
I was surprised to see half a dozen cars in the Pre Orcel car park above le Touvet when I arrived. I guess it was going to be a busy Sunday.
Stage Day 11 - Snowby
Rugby on snow? Whatever next? Games are a regular part of Cross Country Skiing because they get you doing stuff you wouldn't normally do, work your balance and coordination and you tend to forget abou
Stage 10 CdP Classic Skiing
Session with the SNC classic skiing with Guillaume. Excellent conditions with a return to winter an flurries of snow. The black has reopened (it was covered in spring flowers last week).
Col de Porte Stage Day #9
Today we were practising hockey stops, slalom and transitions. Loic had a good tip on V1 transitions from one side to the other which is to do a quick double tap to resynchronize skis and arms.
Skate Desert d'Entremonts with Mike
The pistes over at the Cross Country lodge were too soft to ski as they are south facing.
Col de Porte Stage Day 6
Day 6 of my observation with the Ecole de Porte. I was with Nathan. First off a group of 2 good skiers so it was a change to do a tour of techniques in particular cornering and descending.
La Ruchère, Chartreuse, French Alps
La Ruchère, located in the western Chartreuse mountains, boasts 35km of pistes. However there is a lot of double counting going on as I skied almost all of them in 17km.
3 shadowing hours with Jean-Luc.First was a group less of adult beginners. As usual Jean-Luc (Papi rock n roll) is very good at animating the group with lots of stories from his sporting career.
I'd originally wanted to ski to the Charmant Som and return but the piste was not prepared 1km after the col so I skied over the link (in good condition) to the main pistes and took the big loop aroun
Lunch ski at the Col de Porte
Skiing was heavy going, snow was pisted this morning but by lunchtime it was like skiing fresh powder with skis sinking in 5cm as well as poles. The south loop was open and in good condition.
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