Last Barioz of 2019
Last Barioz before the annual closure on the 31st March. Overall a good season. I skied the Creve Coeur, Refuge, Levant and Luisard for a good tour of the runs. Excellent skiing.
Trail of the Rising Sun
I'd not been back to Barioz for a while but had a half day off to enjoy the last of the summer in winter weather.
Skating to the Crêt Luisard
I knew there was a lack of snow. All the lower runs are shut. The skating was pretty good. A lot of people on foot, some stomping on the ski runs, doh! Not too many other skiers.
Return to Barioz
I've not skied up at Barioz this year although the conditions have been better than last season at this altitude with good snow cover on the refuge piste.
Post cold skate
The Ramiettes was open down to the 4 chemins. It was fairly hard work coming back up especially linked with the Cret du Poulet climb on soft snow.
Grand Rocher 20K
The bottom of the Barioz nordic area had suffered from the spring weather that reigned all week so only the Creve Coeur was really open at the bottom and there was a 150 meter bare section on the clim
Grand Rocher Skate Style
Skate up to the Grand Rocher via the Refuge and Cret Luisard pistes. Still lacking some snow at the bottom when I arrived, the bare patches were covered by a few cms of fresh at 5pm.
Return to Barioz
Very warm this afternoon but didn't have the motivation to go out this morning. Surprised that the first 100 meters still doesn't have sufficient snow cover to ski.
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.
Crêt Luisard bis
Creve Coeur: 2.5km (09h00): A bit hard with a center rut. 6m02sRefuge: 8km - (09h30): Good climbing conditions, fast descending. 27m46s to the col! Not bad going.
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