Nordic Skiing (98)
Spin round the trails of the Col de Porte, generally good skiing conditions. Last week's fresh snow has packed down and there are no bare patches, yet! As ever the black trail is closed.
Snow is back
First time around the nordic trails this year. Snow is soft - there is a lot of new snow that hasn't compacted yet but slides quite well. Some debris on the pistes.
Chemin de Emeindras
Change of program from doing exercises around the Sagnes green run.
Nordic ski at Chamrousse. Pistes in good condition but not much time left after the commute.
Les Sagnes Skating
Lunch training on the Green Sagnes piste of le Sappey. Better snow compared to Monday - a bit colder, in fact very cold and better preparation. The icy sections were retracked.
First Nordic Ski of 2017
Very cold with a biting wind from the north. I parked right next to the Nordic ski tracks. Snow was a bit soft, needs to compact a bit more; sometimes the pole would sink in to ground level.
First ski of new season
First ski of the new season. There was 40cm at the col de Porte.
Col de Porte again
12C at the col at 1pm with a light foehn. The snow was pretty heavy. Skiable but largely due to improved technique this winter.
Midi Deux at the Col de Porte
A couple of loops of the Col de Porte ski area. Temperature was 5C at the col (1300m.) and there was quite a strong breeze from the north which had left some branches and leaves on the pistes.
First and last at the Col de Marcieu
I've missed chances to ski the trail from the Col de Marcieu to St Hilaire this year. It is a really nice route.
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