A fantastic afternoon's sliding on CairnGorm Mountain, the early morning mist and low cloud that came in after a clear dawn cleared away to give long spells of hazy sunshine and just a couple of brief snow showers.
Yesterday afternoons wet snow and an overnight frost gave firmer conditions on the lower slopes, which softened up during the day. Skiable to the Daylodge via the Carpark Runs/Burnside and Daylodge Poma Run which is the best route.
Mid mountain a mix of soft new snow, firm grippy snow and machine packed powder, with some softening towards the lower end of the middle runs. All Mid mountain runs are complete and open with fantastic sport on offer for all ability levels.
The Traverse, 105, Cas and Zig Zags provide a long green/easy blue combo for those comfortable with the Top Basin runs, while the Fiacaill Traverse provides a longer blue out via the Fiacaill and back by the Zig Zags.
For more advanced riders both the M1 and the Lady esp were offering great riding on Sun afternoon, both well pisted but with plenty of drifted fresh and unpisted lines on the Lady.
For experts though Coire Na Ciste is the place to be, the Ciste Gully, West Wall, M2, OverYonder and the East Wall gullies are skiing beautifully just now. Pick of the bunch is the No1 East Wall Gully or skiers left of the WWP down into and through the Aonach Bowl which had beautiful snow on Sunday.
British Summer Time may have deprived us of an hours sleep, but super mid-winter snow on offer on 'the Gorm today. Photos by Winterhighland, please check Saturday's photos for pix of the Cas and lower slopes/Daylodge.