Nordic Skiing: First Nordic Ski of 2017

Mon, 16 January 2017


Distance: 8.4 km

Trip Reports

Vertical Climbed: 240 meters (787 feet)


Very cold with a biting wind from the north. I parked right next to the Nordic ski tracks. Snow was a bit soft, needs to compact a bit more; sometimes the pole would sink in to ground level. About 20cm of snow on the pistes, 40cm elsewhere. Hard going, especially rediscovering balance etc. I took the blue loop which still has some steep little down hills and a lot of adverse camber around the return above Pillonnieres. It needs more snow! A quad bike had driven up the return ski run.

Weather: Cold, sunny, cloud and light snow at the end.

Access: Clear

Country: France Area: Chartreuse Trailhead: Le Sappey


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