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CairnGorm Mountain // Sunday 4th April 2004
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Lady and M1 from the Fiacaill Ridge.

Coire Na Ciste from the car park.

Coire Cas Gunbarrel, looking down from above the M1 loading area.

Gunbarrel getting banked, mostly ok, but narrow and thin on the final approach to the tow, just a track of snow shoved down from above after the last Tower.

Mid section of Coire Cas, remains fairly narrow by it's standards but retains a good solid base. 105 is getting gritty at the bottom, join Cas at mid-exit.

Patrol carry out running repairs on the Cas up-track. As new snow covers the bare ground between run and tow watch out for thin bits crossing over!

Top section of the Cas is narrow but complete, firmed up spring snow. Cas Track is largely seperating from the run.

The Traverse remains in good shape, mostly still has a fence depth of snow.

Ciste Tow doing it's stuff. Both sides are complete, Fairway mostly full width, bit narrower lower down. Gully wider, but some thin bits.

Ptarmigan Restaurant from top of Ptarmigan Tow, still good width of cover on the Traverse to the top station, direct route also complete.

The terrain park which is located around the top of the Ptarmigan Tow. Rails range from wide, short and low for starting out on, to 24ft kinked rail.

The Ptarmigan Bowl with light covering of fresh from the bottom of the Ptarmigan Tow.

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Cooler temperatures meant a firmer bas. A light covering of fresh snow on the upper slopes which helped take the edge of the more hard-packed base up top, slightly softer spring snow lower down.
Furter snow showers are expected to continue over the first half of the week, surface conditions on the open slopes should slowly improve. M1 Poma track is just about salvageable, with a bit of snow hopefully it will return to use before next weekend.

Thanks to George Paton for Today's photos.
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