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La Tournette is a snowy mountain that overlooks the Lac d'Annecy
on its east side (visible in some of the photos on the
skating pages). Two days after I skated around the lake, I got
the chance to climb up the mountain on special "randonnee" skis.
After I got to look down on the Lac d'Annecy from the summit,
and see the surrounding great peaks of the Alps, I skied down in
wonderful powder snow.
climbing up on skis in the track in the lower left set
by earlier randonnee skiers -- with their skiing descent tracks all round on both sides
the summit rock of La Tournette, with two randonnee
skiers climbing on the snow to its right
view northeast from the summit of La Tournette:
Mont Blanc in the center horizon, highest peak in the Alps,
peaks of the
chaine d'Aravis catching sun in middle-ground
then I skied down it.