Pat and I went up to Les Saisies today to enjoy the excellent nordic skiing pistes located adjacent to the downhill slopes.? Les Saisies hosted many of the nordic skiing events for the 1992 Olympics that were based at Albertville.
We took in one of the “red” pistes which like most of the trails here has a fair amount of climbing.? Climbing using the “skating” style is quite hard work (to put it mildly) although as my technique has improved it has become easier.
We ended up doing about 20km and took one of the teleskis back up to do another 7km without having to do all the climbing.
The day finished at the great Chocalatine Tea Rooms with a real hot chocolate and a couple of “Chausson” to re-stock some of the calories expended.