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CairnGorm Mountain // Sunday 11th January 2004
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Ptarmigan appears through the drifting snow... time for another Hot Choc!!

OUCH!! Impact.... on days like these two edges are better than one!!

Time for a hot chocolate! The (lack of) view from the top of the M1 Poma shows the extent of drifting in the Top Basin.

M1 Poma in action... but ahead trouble is brewing!

Drifting on the Westerly wind is filling in the Lady, boarders checking out the windblown powder!

Drifting snow over the funicular track near the Tunnel Mouth.

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Wind has been the story of the past week, and being the weekend it certainly wasn't going to disappoint... However with colder weather setting in on Friday the high winds means moderate to heavy drifting is making good use of the snow showers in slowly filling in the runs and plugging the gaps in the base. Lots of drifts in the Top Basin which will need pisted out on Monday morning, and the winds are finally forecast to back off a touch, though still pretty high.

Gunbarrel, 105 and the Lady have been catching quite a bit of the fresh windblown powdery snow, giving good surface conditions, but the base is hardpacked and icy, so any scrapped bits will give icy patches.

Thanks to George Paton for these photos.
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