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Season End at l'Alpe d'Huez
Would the weather be ok, would it not? Finally we set off from Grenoble under drizzly skies but with the chance of sun. Arriving at resort, well at least you could see a few hundred meters.
SN Chartrousin were planning on climbing to the summit of the Charmant Som. That meant the road would be pisted and in good condition.
Cime de la Jasse
I was back from a week in Paris and feeling quite tired so wanted somewhere close and not too complicated - easy climb and ski and no reskinning.
Rocky style, run up the steps of the Sacre Coeur. Very rare to get me putting my running shoes on but a week in Paris with nothing better to do obliged me. I suffered for the rest of the week.
The snow was reasonable good so decided to climb to Emeindras at the summit, or nearly, of the ski runs. Of course the descent was icy which meant it was not too reassuring on cross country skis.
Le Sappey with Thib
Finally managed to hook up with Thibaut for a lunch ski. He's a fair bit quicker than me so put me under a bit of pressure.
First Sappey of 2019
It has been a long time coming but the nearest ski area to work (about a quarter of an hour drive) has finally opened and with good initial conditions.
Dent de Crolles in the fog
I waited until 4pm to see if the cloud that has been clagging the Chartreuse would clear. It seemed to be the case and for a brief moment it lifted revealing the mountain in all its glory.
Pravouta - Bec Charvet
It has snowed overnight and reports from this morning were quite encouraging. Less snow than forecast but around 25cm of dense powder. I decided to have a look at the col du Coq routes.
Emeindras - Combes
Emeindras - good slidy snow with a few bare patches that were relatively easy to avoid, snow got better as I climbed.
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