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CairnGorm Mountain // Monday 26th February 2007
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A deserted Coire Cas late afternoon, nice layer of fresh powdery snow on the now hard base.

Heading down the mid part of the White Lady.

Not something you see every day!!

The Ptarmigan / Top Station from the Summit Path.

Looking out over the Plateau, where there is still good touring options - but not for the next few days with the weather forecast!

Ciste Fairway from the West Wall Poma.

Lifting the bullwheel and gear box assembly off the Ciste T-bar.

Tom in Piste Basher 1 gets in the slip stream ready to make a cheeky overtaking move on the left hander into the Zig Zags.

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Much colder weather moved in overnight with a summit temperature of between -6 and -7°c during the day on Monday. The existing base has set up hard, hard packed snow with a covering of fresh in the Top Basin taking the edge off the base, while on the middle runs where the snow was spring like and less wet the base is firm and grippy under the covering of fresh snow.

Most people were sticking up top, but the best riding was to be had on the mid-runs using the train for uplift, a bit of walking or selective dust on grass skiing required in the Gunbarrel, and on a couple of spots on the Lady, but hopefully that will change overnight. It's a case of wait and watch a big but very marginal storm for snow is moving in. Fingers crossed.

The Ciste Tow is out of action for the time being, it's gear box was getting taken down the mountain early evening to be overhauled/rebuilt off site. In the meantime the West Wall Poma provides alternative uplift, loading just up from the top of the Chairlift.
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