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pix from the slopes // the lecht
The Lecht // Sunday 29th February 2004
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Looking up the Harrier, skier packed powder, superb!

View down the Harrier Black, full width and great snow!

Powder bumps forming on the Harrier Red, Falcon Poma in shot.

Blazing morning sun to start the day at the top of the Grouse Poma.

Boarders heading for the Osprey from the Grouse.

Buzzard Poma from the Falcon, thinner cover than the main site, still great snow though.

Harrier, Falcon split. With every inch of parking used up, including the overflow area, well over 150 cars parked up on the A939!

Top of the Cafe side of the Falcon Runs, again great snow!

The new BaseLodge taking shape will replace the existing buildings.

Blue sky and pisted packed powder on the Eagle, what more can you ask for!

Osprey run's big drifts have been pisted out to give a great little run.

More blue sky, view down Strathdon from the Eagle Pomas.

Snowy Owl Chair, this was before 10am check the Carpark! Superb nursery areas below.

View up the Chairlift, over the Grouse.

Kestral Poma and Run, in prefect shape for those advancing from the nursery slopes.

Are the lifts on the wrong side of CairnGorm Mountain!?? Plateau looks in good shape.

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Excellent sport for all abilities on packed powder snow under prefect blue skies and unbroken sunshine! Very much a sun cream and shades day, a fair number of lobsters on the slopes by close, yes you can get seriously burnt in Highland Scotland in winter!!

All the runs are complete, and the runs themselves were all in excellent condition, just a couple of the high level diagonal links between runs were thin in places owing to wind scouring. Almost unbelievably busy, the carparks were overflowing by 10am, and the overflow carpark on the Strathdon side was filled, and every inch if space around the Piste Basher workshop was used, and there must have been well over a 150 more cars parked a good half mile either side of the cafe.

Despite the huge numbers, though lift queues got fairly lengthy in the afternoon, they were generally tolerable as all uplift was open, and plenty of runs could be had be keeping an eye on the queues and going to different lifts. Overall, an amazing day at the Lecht.

These pics by Winterhighland. If you have been out on the mountains and have a set of photos your willing to share on these pages to let others see the conditions please email them to pix@winterhighland.com .
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