A bright day with good periods of sunshine and rising temperatures, giving a very pleasant spring day, but with recent fresh snow softening and the wind going round to the North to North West, it made the going slow on easier runs heading into the wind like the Fairway and Cas. Thus the best riding later in the day was on steeper runs, with the West Wall and M1 offering more granular spring like snow.
Basically more heavily trafficked and/or steeper areas were riding better, thus the M1 SideTrack was skiing nicely with quite fast spring snow, in part due to more gradient but equally in part due to quite heavy usage in a confined space.
All mid-mountain and upper runs are complete and it's still possible to ski to the Cas Carpark via the M2 and Daylodge Poma Run. M2 full width, but the Daylodge narrowing in bits. The Carpark Run is broken, but the Fiacaill Ridge is do-able though not when the Poma is running.
Winds have fallen light this evening and a slight ground frost is expected, the light winds will allow the snow to firm up overnight. A crust can be expected first thing, but this freeze/thaw with tomorrows warmer temps should actually improve surface conditions.
Good riding for all abilities with excellent cover in the Top Basin and Ptarmigan Beginner Zone. Photos by Winterhighland.