Great day of skating on groomed nordic tracks of Savoie Grand Revard for Sharon+me. Third day of very fun cross-country skiing for us so far this trip.
There are three main entrance / parking areas for SGR. The Chambery + Isere skiers are closest to the S entry, so they call the whole network "La Feclaz" (as do I). The Annecy + Haute Savoie skiers are closest to N entry, so I guess they call it "Le Revard".
Today Sharon wanted to ski the wonderful Grand Teppe area, so we drove thru La Feclaz and the road over the top (with big view W over Lac du Bourget) to reach Le Revard / Porte Crolles so she could skiing from there.
I love the trails around there too. Started with the Grand Teppe: fun fast snow w dips + curves, next past open fields with cowherd huts. Next headed off the groomed piste, and enjoyed skating "free" on the supportive re-frozen surface. Rejoined the trails to return to start Le Revard / Crolles.
Next decided to go for loop to La Feclaz. First l'Olette easy+fun, then the fun curvy downhill finish on Plan G. From La Feclaz entry, took Trois Croix to Bois Brule (with the toughest uphill), and finished with the super-curvy descent to the restaurant by parking Revard Crolles.
Meanwhile Sharon did much more than just the Grand Teppe loop. After waiting half-hour for snow to soften for better grip classic striding, she first visited the 3rd entry/parking of St Francois, then out to Refuge de la Platte for a snack, finally across the Grand Teppe and up to meet me at the restaurant.