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Open the XC-skiing seaso (for beginners too)
Open the XC-skiing seaso (for beginners too) Picture
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 @ 10:00
Railway station in Saignelégier, JU, Basel
The tracks have not been open yet so all the details are subject to change according to the tracks state. I plan to do a route about 7-10km, which is doable even by complete beginners. There will be an "off-piste" part to have a lunch break with a nice view on the valley of Doubs in the Refuge des Sommêtres ( https://www.legafm.ch/refuge/ ) - it's not a guarded hut so don't forget to pack your lunchpack and something warm to drink.
After the lunch we will return to Saignelegier where we can meet in the local pizzeria or sauna/spa.

Like in the past years there will be an introduction to XC skiing technique (classic style) for the complete beginners as well as there will be also a possibility to rent a ski set (~25CHF/day: http://www.sportissimo.ch/ ) and buy a ski pass (5-10CHF).

As always, the exact route and distance will be adjusted to the participants and snow conditions.

Transportation to Saignelégier:

From Basel: 8:37, direction Porrentruy, change in Glovelier
From Neuchatel: 9:29, change in La Chaux-de-Fonds
From Biel/Bienne: 9:20, change in Tavannes and Tramelan

I'll be on the railway station - my arrives at 10:11 - and I'll walk with the group to the ski rental (200m).

These of you who will come by car, please come directly to the ski rental place and please make use of the seats in your car and offer them to the other participants and consider coming a couple of minutes earlier to park the car.


Avoid alpine ski clothing - could be too warm. Winter hiking clothing would be a good choice.
Top: 3-4 layers (take rather 2 thinner middle layers than one thick), be prepared to take off the layers during the trip.
If you use under-panties, be prepared to take them off after first kilometres.
Gloves, hat or/and headband.

If you have your own skis, do not forget to buy the ski pass - you can do it in Sportissimo as well.

I'll come by train, Basel SBB 8:37 -> Saignelégier 10:11. If you take the train too, let's meet in the first wagon.

• What to bring
-thermal flask with hot drink
-protective lipstick
-spare T-shirt
-spare socks
-if you want to visit spa/swimming pool: towel + swimsuit (can be left in the ski rental)

• Disclaimer
I'm not a professional guide and I organise this event to share my passion and to have a nice Sunday. Every participant is fully responsible for her/himself and participates at her/his own risk.
I will do my best and share the participants with my knowledge and experience but I refuse any responsibility in case any of the participants is anyhow harmed.
If you do not agree this statement, you cannot participate in the event.
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pchemek Z
Posted Nov 28, 17
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