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pix from the slopes // cairngorm mountain
CairnGorm Mountain // Wednesday 4th April 2007
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Who needs the Costa del Sol?

T-shirt skiing weather. Rumours abound of blue bunnies and kilted skiers.

Sun blazes down on the Ptarmigan Bowl.

Coire Cas from Horizon Road link from M1.

View across the Ptarmigan Bowl from short moderate off-piste on the upper East Wall.

Looking down the Ciste T-bar.

View down Coire Cas, with Adam building a big roller (mid picture) now complete.

The Traverse is loaded, stacked above the fences on the sweep down to the Cas.

Keep kids of all ages happy with a go in the Sledge Park and an Ice Cream on the viewing terrace!

Top of Ciste Fairway, full width here between the fences, slighlty narrower low down but still decent.

Park Life!

Spring snow in the Ciste Bowl, best top run on Wednesday afternoon.

Enjoying the spring sun and views outside the Ptarmigan, Loch Morlich beyond.

These Ambassador tours are getting hard core! Trig point on Ben Macdui.

H1lly laying tracks in the Spring snow coming off Ben Macdui.

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The hottest day of the year and while the thermometer at the base station got a bit carried away in the sunlight, Aboyne to the east of the Cairngorms became the first place in the UK to bust the 21°c / 70°f mark for 2007. Shades and high factor suncream essential on days like these.

Snow started hardpacked after overnight frost but loosened to give good granular spring snow, did chop up a bit late on with the Fairway getting a bit sloppy in the warmth, but the Ciste Bowl, Cas and esp the Traverse and 105 kept fairly good spring snow through the day. All Top Basin Runs complete and remain in decent nick, with 3 boxes, couple of rails out in in the Ptarmigan Bowl. Traverse/105 and Upper Cas also complete, but some walking needed to mid-station.

Headwall still seeing some action, but slightly more walking required now but still less than 5mins for a excellent if short run on good steep spring snow. Still plenty scope for high level touring to Macdui, thanks to boarderdownunder for additional photos from the tour.
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