Nordic Skiing: Classic at the Col de Marcieu - 1,358 m. (4,456 ft)

Sun, 19 December 2021


Minimum altitude: 1,090 meters

Distance: 15.7 km

Slope Aspect: East

Vertical Climbed: 451 meters (1,480 feet)

Vertical Descended: 450 meters


After yesterdays partial grooming I had an idea they would finish the job to St Hilaire and so it was. Very crowded at the start with cross country skiers, they haven't lost the habit from the lockdown year it seems. I climbs via the hairpins (of death) to the top of the ski runs, the lift wasn't running, I think they are short staffed this season. Then all the way along to St Hilaire. As I hadn't had breakfast I was getting a bit tired on the return but it is not so much climbing (around 160m V+) and rolls along quite nicely. Great snow.


First serious grooming of the red, the classic tracks need a bit more work. A bit of debris here and there (sticks, pine cones).


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