Nordic Skiing (188)
Super Collet Nordic ski
There isn't really a nordic ski area at the Collet d'Allevard but this year, as the lifts are shut, they'd prepared a small "loipe" at the Super Collet.
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.
Too much snow to go further afield this morning so I did some cross country American style. That is, making tracks around the local football pitch.
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.
Skate Desert d'Entremonts with Mike
The pistes over at the Cross Country lodge were too soft to ski as they are south facing.
Emeindras on classic skis
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.
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.
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