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Ski touring Combatseline mark 2

View from lunch spot looking down to Combatseline and Sievez in valley Went for an early start to assure ourselves of a parking space in the resort and as we had enjoyed the skin up the other day decided on the same approach. Got to the top of the lift station in good time and noticed that it was -12. Time for a warming tea and piece of cake before tackling the next bit of climbing. Lots of other people were doing the same thing! Not the climbing. Although the early part of the skinning track we had put...

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Ski tour to Combatseline

View from track to Combatseline of the mountains behind Siviez up to Verbier After a great day enjoying the powder off Greppon we decided to skin up to Combatseline from Siviez and then decide what to do depending of how fit we felt. Pleasantly surprised at how nice a skin it was. Good steady gradient so we could get into a rhythm and lovely views across to the other side of the valley and over to the Diabloret Range. Half way up we stopped for a welcome hot chocolate (courtesy of a new flask), very nice and then found...

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Fresh tracks on Grepon

View across towards Grepon, can just see the poma we use Today we were all set for a day downhill skiing in Verbier, after an early morning coffee in Siviez well ahead of the resort opening (to avoid parking congestion) we were lined up for the first lift only to find we didn’t have enough credits on our lift pass. Got out of line and recharged the passes, then got the quad up to Tortin base station only to find the bubble and gondola were both out of action. Decided not to hang around in very cold temps so...

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Valentines Day treat – Obergoms

View from bedroom window over Niederwald  We do not normally celebrate Valentines Day, however this year decided to make an exception as it was forecast to rain in Nendaz tomorrow so we planned a last minute overnight trip up to Obergoms for a couple of days XC beasting. This follows on from XC day yesterday. Will be due a rest day soon (I hope)! The trip up here was very smooth so we arrived a tad earlier than expected. The sun had not risen above the mountains framing the valley so it was …. cold. Not unsurprisingly no one...

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