Nordic Skiing (98)
Emeindras - Combes
Emeindras - good slidy snow with a few bare patches that were relatively easy to avoid, snow got better as I climbed.
Covered the Saliniere blue. Good snow conditions apart from the access track which had a few icy patches.
Oratoire in the Evening
5cm of fresh snow on the road. I climbed with scaled nordic skis rather than skating although I saw someone on skating skis but the snow looked a bit soft. 0C at the col.
Jackpot at Barrioz
Tour of all the open pistes at Barioz today in skating mode: Ramiettes, Creve Coeur, Refuge and Luisard. Very tiring conditions with soft base and fresh snow on the runs.
Great early season cross country skiing conditions on the plateau d'Arselle. The Astragale black wasn't open.
Skate from the Col de Porte (which opened today after 20cm of new snow) to the Oratoire. I didn't go any further as it was very windy and zero viz.
I'd heard conditions were very good at le Feclaz still on the trails and that the resort were preparing the trails up to the 12th April despite being officially closed.
Grand Revard Nordic Ski Area
The Savoie Grand Revard cross country ski area claims over 150 km on a high, wooded plateau at the heart of the Bauges mountain range.
Under the shadow of Chamechaude
There was around 2-3cm of fresh snow on the trails. They had been pisted this morning but were pretty soft in places at noon.
Col de Porte Nordic Ski Area
The nordic ski area offers both skating and classic. The sector is known as the "snow trap" and holds snow cover from the start of winter through to early April.
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