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Glencoe // Saturday 6th January 2018
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Looking up the Plateau Poma Run.

With fresh snow and a decent forecast it was indeed busy, looking over the base of the Poma.

Looking up from the base beginner area with the SnowFactory.

Wide expanse of cover the Plateau with lots of options between the designated runs.

Cliffhanger was the biggest bottleneck, but in the distance you can see the Wall Tow needs. a good deal more drifted snow.

Coire Pollach Tow doing its thing.

Getting off the Cliffhanger Chairlift.

When it's busy, nearly always worth staying late - Cliffhanger queue melted away late afternoon.

Can ride to the Carpark via the Blue Access / Weasel Gully then the track. A thin handpicked base under recent fresh means OK turns.

The Plateau Cafe sledge park was busy all day Saturday, expect the same on Sunday.

The Access Return was a well trodden path in both directions today.

Looking over Mugs Alley, the Coire Pollach, and Plateau Poma.

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A glorious Saturday with long periods of Sunshine and mostly light winds, and the forecast for Sunday is a chilly Bluebird day so the snow staying fresh.

On the upper and mid mountain Happy Valley and Mugs Alley are groomed giving machine packed powdery surfaces. Elsewhere the snow is a mix of skier tracked and skier packed fresh.

Etive Glades reportedly riding beautifully but still sharks lurking so take care. Across the Plateau there is a wide general cover of snow and while not that deep it is adequate to make conditions basically ride anywhere on the Plateau.

Coire Pollach has the least queue today so a good option for early intermediates. Biggest bottleneck was the Cliffhanger Chair as there just isn't enough snow to run the Wall T-bar, though the Wall is open.

Upper half of the Main Basin is open, but you need to cut over to Happy Valley above the Haggis Trap.

It is possible to ride to the Carpark via the Weasel Gully / Blue Access Run (or top of the fenced Red then traverse East on the Red Bike Track) then onwards down the hill track. This has a thin but firm packed base with a covering of fresh on top and stood up to quite a bit of use on Saturday afternoon.

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