Nordic Skiing (98)
Return to Barioz
I've not skied up at Barioz this year although the conditions have been better than last season at this altitude with good snow cover on the refuge piste.
Col du Mont Noir
I was on skating skis. Took the red via les Pres then la Repose to the refuge Serre du Satre then corniche trail to Patente returning via the Col du Mont Noir.
Very very soggy going with claggy low cloud that eventually cleared to sunshine.
Quick ski at the Col de Porte
A short ski around the pistes of the Col de Porte. The snow was ok, there has been a bit of fresh and they've repaired the bits that suffered in the high altitude rain.
Round and round the Mulbery bush
It is amazing how much you can climb just going around the same circuit with its little false flats and rises. Generally good conditions although not much snow depth.Weather: Sunny, some cloud. +3C.
Nordic St Hilaire
Practicing technique on the Chemin de l'Herse and Combe piste. Slopes in very good condition. Just the descent of the Combe black that is a bit hectic. Good afternoon's skating.
Very soft on the road where the sun was hitting the snow. Slow climbing, sticky descending. 12h30 is obviously too late at the moment.
I didn't ski at the 7 Laux / Prapoutel ski area last season because it hardly opened so having a few hours free this seemed like the perfect opportunity.
Lunch date with missus and tot but managed to do a couple of loops of the Brimbelles in very good condition. The snow is sticky and soft in the sun, hard and icy in the shade.
Down by the Brimbelles piste
Almost like spring today. I did a couple of loops of the Brimbelles and once round the conversation to warm up.
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