Nordic Skiing (98)
I'd seen that le Sappey was open at the weekend and they'd prepared the Emeindras climb.
Col de Porte opening
Opening, or rather reopening at the col de Porte. The pisteurs were hard at work with their quad bike and blade - the full size piste basher would ruin the thin coat of snow.
Lunch skate at the Col de Porte
A rapid lunch tour at the Col de Porte. Excellent conditions if a little soft on one or two climbs due to the fresh snow on Tuesday. Skied the blue and red pistes.
Post cold skate
The Ramiettes was open down to the 4 chemins. It was fairly hard work coming back up especially linked with the Cret du Poulet climb on soft snow.
Grand Rocher 20K
The bottom of the Barioz nordic area had suffered from the spring weather that reigned all week so only the Creve Coeur was really open at the bottom and there was a 150 meter bare section on the clim
Grand Rocher Skate Style
Skate up to the Grand Rocher via the Refuge and Cret Luisard pistes. Still lacking some snow at the bottom when I arrived, the bare patches were covered by a few cms of fresh at 5pm.
Charmant Som Bergeries and Beyond!
There's not much snow, about 10cm on the road (as opposed to 45cm measured Meteo France on the field next door. So it doesn't bode well for an end of season.
Return to Barioz
Very warm this afternoon but didn't have the motivation to go out this morning. Surprised that the first 100 meters still doesn't have sufficient snow cover to ski.
Bergeries de Charmant Som
We couldn't decide on a ski trip today so late in the afternoon I decided to take my skating skis up the road from the col de Porte to the Bergeries just under the Charmant Som mountain.
Some bare patches on the Brimbelles. Particuarly the descent back to the foyer and on the section on the far side of the plateau.
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