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Nevis Range // Sunday 8th April 2018
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Leaping onto the Rabbit Run!

Ride with a sea view, not many places can offer that!

Goose T-bar doing it's thing late afternoon.

Warrens T-bar running giving quicker laps of the Back Coire and direct access to Warrens which was quicker and more spring like than the Goose.

Warrens giving good riding for more experienced skiers and boarders.

Kicker line in the Summit Park. There is a selection of boxes and rails off the Alpha Tow.

Top of the Summit Tow, hardly a breath of wind.

Looking back up Goose Gully. The width means no particular line is getting skied enough to entirely ski out the stickiness so still a bit slow, but gradient helps.

Looking down the Goose which is a big wide snowfield into the Allt Sneachda, which was seeing quite a lot of use and was more Spring Snow like.

View up the Nid Wall which was riding well with more granular like snow as not so much fresh stuck here last week.

Yockies by the Alpha Tow in superb shape. Lots of good blue terrain around the lower half of the mountain of Alpha, Quad and Rob Roy.

Rob Roy T-bar's run full width with reasonably quick machine packed soft snow.

Linnhe Tow and the beginner Rope Tow still going into the second week of April. Linnhe gives quick access to the mountain for all.

Dropping off Macpherson's Traverse which along with Rob Roy's Return (in the other direction) has good cover.

Heading for home on the Rabbit Run.

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There is excellent cover on the runs still back to the top of the Gondola and base of the Quad, with the Goose one huge big snowfield that extends right down a still very wide Allt Sneachda. This means there is still lots of good terrain options for every ability on offer with some cracking blue terrain off the Quad Chair.

Rob Roy Tow area is in fantastic shape as are the links out & back, so this is a good option for those early intermediates advancing from the area around the Top Station.

On Sunday Warrens T-bar was running which allowed quite quick laps of the back as Rob Roy's Return is still in good shape to the Alpha. It also meant Warrens and Flight could be ridden directly which was good as Warrens was skiing nicely, while partly due to the sheer width the Goose hasn't had the stickiness skied out of it yet and was still a bit slow. Sidewinder was more like spring snow as groomers have been up and down it and it gets more concentrated ski / board traffic.

Nid Wall and Nid Ridge were seeing a fair bit of action and a combination of extra gradient and more spring like snow meant they were giving good steep spring turns.

At the Top Station the Linnhe Tow is still full width as is the beginner rope tow, with the Linnhe enabling all to get quicker access to the rest of the mountain also.
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