Nordic Skiing (188)
I've got a chest infection but it is not very cold at the moment so decided to work on technique a bit up at the Col de Porte.
Return to the Col de Porte
After the 20cm of fresh snow the Col de Porte had reopened its nordic area at the Col. The snow was quite soft at midday and choppy with a few holes here or there.
Chamrousse Nordic Ski
Back to Chamrousse for an early ski (started at 9am) before the next big storm shakes things up. I did 4 loops of the Lievre Patineur.
Quick climb, 35m20s, half a minute up on my PB, a bit more fitness and I should be able to go under 35 minutes but like cycling it is a power to weight thing.
Strike day skiing
Chamrousse nordic park had opened, then closed again following the foehn. Earlier in the week around 20cm of fresh snow had fallen, this had been followed by anticyclonic conditions.
Charmant Som Classic Style
There is an old saying that if the snow conditions are uncertain you are better off classic skiing. Well after 24 hours of foehn wind things couldn't be more uncertain.
Classic and Skate
Spent the morning doing a mix of classic drills then some skating. The icy trails were not great fun skating so I called it a day around midday.
Working on classic technique
I didn't ski much but took advantage of the early doors opening to work on my classic ski technique. Trying to improve kick etc.
Le Pleynet crust skiing
I decided to head back up to Le Pleynet.
Col de Merdaret, les 7 Laux, France
I'd wondered for a long time if it were possible to reach the Rocher Noire from the Pipay side of les 7 Laux. Normally you climb from the col du Barioz.
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