Nordic Skiing (10)
Col de Porte Training #8
Last training session with the SNC before the spring break. We worked again on gainage and balance. Still need to improve coordination.
Col de Porte Nordic Training #7
On this, the 7th training session we were focussed on balance and upper body with our coach Etienne as you can see in the video below.
Training Day 6
We were focussed on balance with a number of exercises to get weight forward on the push phase as well as some skate 1 balance practice such as pushing twice on the glide ski and trying to make the gl
Col de Porte Training #5
The day was spent practicing hill climbing on the ramp near the Biathlon circuit as well as balance practice on the descents (skiing on one ski as far as possible).
Today we were practicing hill climbing and some more telemark turns on the descent.
Training Day #3
Third week of training with the SNC. Today we were focussed on transitioning from v1 to v2 and back again. I was trying longer poles, I've gone up from 155 to 162.
Col de Porte: Training Day 2
Second weekend of training with the SNC.
Fresh snow at the Col de Porte
Skating in fresh powder seems to be a regular thing this January and it is character building to say the least.
Under the shadow of Chamechaude
There was around 2-3cm of fresh snow on the trails. They had been pisted this morning but were pretty soft in places at noon.
Col de Porte Nordic Ski Area
The nordic ski area offers both skating and classic. The sector is known as the "snow trap" and holds snow cover from the start of winter through to early April.
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