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Ski sur aiguilles de pins

Cross-country skiing on pine needles

Created in 1938, the purpose of the Arcachon Ski Club was "to organize cross-country skiing events on greppins (pine needles) in the Arcachon region and prepare enthusiasts for the snow-skiing season". A ski run, "La Grande Dune", was built in the Ville d’hiver. Although the first downhill runs on the pine needle-covered dunes (on luges) date back to 1912, it wasn't until 1938 that the first runs …