Le Tour, France 2/15/04

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Le Tour, France 2/15/04

Postby Tony Crocker » Tue Feb 24, 2004 4:51 pm

Today was the first day in Chamonix for our http://nasja.org West trip so we went to the easiest area, Le Tour. Le Tour is at the end of the Chamonix Valley at 4,600 ft.
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The west facing front side of Le Tour is in the background as our guide Vincent points out other landmarks across the valley.
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The backside of Le Tour faces north and is serviced by this high speed quad rising to 7,400 ft. The dam and lake in the background are in Switzerland. IMG
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After lunch we skated on a road to Col de Baume, which is on the Swiss border. There is an off piste route down the valley behind me.
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In late afternoon 3 of us did a short off-piste run with the guide. It was still fairly intermediate. There's a poma lift to the flat peak in left foreground, where you can ski into the Vallorcine valley below if you arrange a pickup.
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