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Allevard, top to bottom ski tour with tot
Final tour of the half term holidays with Tot. We started from Pre Rond and climbed to la Plagne, Quite warm. Descent via the face (rouge) which was tracked out then the pistes.
St Hilaire Street Blues
Back on classic skis today. Hard work with soft snow and lots of jumping in and out of the rails due to the thaw. Footprints everywhere. A lot melted since yesterday.
Le Grand Rocher
Tot was on snowshoes and me on skins. Amazing how many cars there were parked up, right back past the ski area so over 1km to reach the start of the trails.
Le Grand Collet
Climbed up from Prerond to the Grand Collet and skied down to the bottom of the ski area where we recovered the car. Club groups were training at the Pre Rond.
Les Plagnes Ski Tour
First time ski touring at the Collet de Allevard for tot. We followed the ski touring trail laid out by the resort. It is really very pleasant.
Too much snow to go further afield this morning so I did some cross country American style. That is, making tracks around the local football pitch.
Back to roots, Croix de Chamrousse with Tot
Chamrousse is the birthplace of French skiing.
Checking out the conditions at St Hilaire
I wanted to see how much snow was left on the Ch. de l'Herse. I figured I'd start at St Hilaire as it is much higher.
Aulp du Seuil, first of the season
First aulp du Seuil of the ski season, better late than never. I'd hoped for more snow, the avalanche bulletin had mentioned 20cm of fresh, it was probably a quarter of that.
When I arrived at the car-park it was already full at 10am although some people were starting to leave saying the snow had become unskiably soft.
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