Got out despite my car trying to thwart me. A dead battery this morning made me have to postpone until later this afternoon. Probably better. More snow. Skied close to home. Woods were a little thin, wider trails better but not as fun. Glades no go. Farmed a few turns in a field. That felt nice. Tomorrow should be better if this storm keeps delivering. Hoping for at least 12+ at 2000'. Also hope to try the Objectives for the first time
Got to try out another piece of kit that is really nice. If you ski NNN-BC switching out the black for the red flexors really makes them more fun to tele and I didn't notice a real detriment for touring. It doesn't make it an active tele binding, and it never will be, but it's a noticeable difference.
Sorry pics aren't better but my phone was having trouble with the cold. Should have brought a real camera anyway, it was unreal out today.
Went out skied some areas I cleared this fall today. Also tried my objectives for the first time. I had a great time. We have 12-14 inches of really sugary, cold snow with almost no base, so skiing off-trail is a little sketchy. I definitely skimmed some logs and sticks. Nothing serious though - was totally skiable.
Woods on my way to the top looking back at my skin track.
Objectives back at the car. My phone froze about 45 min into my skiing and then decided to work again when I got back to the car.
This video shows XCD dreamland, in the Jura Mountains on the France/Switzerland border. Typical XCD gear: lightweight metal edged skis with fishscales, three-pin bindings, light plastic or beefy leather boots. Note two of the skiers choking up on their long XC poles for the descent.