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First ski of new season
First ski of the new season. There was 40cm at the col de Porte.
Great early season cross country skiing conditions on the plateau d'Arselle. The Astragale black wasn't open.
The conditions have considerably improved since the weekend with around 20 to 40 cm of new snow on the start of a base.
I've always thought the Col du Coq should be skiable on cross country skis. The choice was classic or skating.
Before the storm
A rapid ski tour before stormaggedon (well according to the forecasts) with a blistering climb to the Aulp du Seuil then a quick ski to the foot of the Mallisards.
By fair means
My idea was a cime de la Jasse "by fair means" that is, under human power from the valley 25km below.
Torrent de Corbonne
Follow the Pierre Grosse trail. At the end of the 33 hairpins take the right fork rather than crossing the torrent on the left. After about 20 meters of descent cross the Corbonne stream.
From the Massons car-park follow the signs to the "La tour d'Arces" then "Pierre Grosse"; carry on past the Pierre Grosse on the left to the end of the trail.
Alpi Ompio, Verbania, Italy
DescriptionSouth east facing but quite a bit of shade as you climb through the woods. The climb to Alpe Ompio is 7km at 8% giving 550meters total from the village of Bieno.
San Salvatore, Lake Maggiore, Italy
I took this climb by error. From Lesa it is a hard 5.75km at 9% covering around 550 vertical meters. The road ends at a monastery and there is a very good trattoria with lake views.
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