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Back up to the 7 laux, they'd opened the Oursiere lift but we ended up stuck on it for half an hour when it suffered some kind of breakdown. The pisteurs were a bit cagey as to what had happened.
Storming the Bastille
Well not really storming but more grovelling with a time of around 16 minutes to the top. It is a very very steep climb for the first 1km.
Charmant Som Classic Style
There is an old saying that if the snow conditions are uncertain you are better off classic skiing. Well after 24 hours of foehn wind things couldn't be more uncertain.
Classic and Skate
Spent the morning doing a mix of classic drills then some skating. The icy trails were not great fun skating so I called it a day around midday.
Working on classic technique
I didn't ski much but took advantage of the early doors opening to work on my classic ski technique. Trying to improve kick etc.
First snow at les Sept Laux
We'd heard the Sept Laux was opening after another 50cm of fresh snow at the summit of the pistes bringing the total to 1 meter. We made it up around 9.
Classic rollerskiing before the snow
The forecast was for rain so I was happy to see it was still dry at 9am so I headed to the dyke cycle path with my classic skis as I hadn't done this since the Semnoz.
Venon in the cold
I hadn't been out on the bike for some time so took the opportunity of a dry day to ride into work then up the Venon climb.
Autumn powder on the Petit Van
Early November snow is not uncommon but always nice to restart the ski season.
Dirty Weekend Rollerski Tour
I took advantage of a small weather window in between the rain to ski the big loop with a variation through the campus and around the meander loop.
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