Nordic Skiing (188)
Frosty morning at le Sappey
Despite my fractured rib (from a car park fall onto a ski) I decided to do a long one with a climb to Emeindras. Around 400 meters over 6km for an average of 6%.
Red sky at night
Climb to the Charmant Som this time on classic skis. There were no tracks. The climb to the Oratoire took 43m10, last time in March on classic skis was 36:36.
The Invisible Skier
I arrived early at the Col de Porte as it has been rammed in previous weeks. Even before 9am there were quite a lot of cars.
First chemin de l'Herse of the season.
I'd heard the Chemin de l'Herse had been pisted at the weekend for cross country skiing.
I'd seen the Sappey trails had been pisted. They only opened a couple of days last season so I decided to seize the day.
There had been considerable snow on Saturday, enough to ski in the valley. I saw les 7 Laux had opened its cross country ski area with all pistes open and on free access.
A ski around the fitness trail in Crolles because there was too much snow to go further afield. Not too bad on classic skis.
Charmant Som pte 1722
A little summit on cross country skis / crust skiing before the lockdown. I skied to the top of the small peak in front of the Charmant Som. Good fun on the crust. Climb took 33:32, 2nd fastest time.
Le Desert d'Entremont
The Desert d'Entremonts has around 30km of cross country runs prepared for skating and classic (claimed 45km but a number of kms are double counted in this figure).
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
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