Overnight the snow showers once again packed in giving another 12 inches or so fresh powder, with substantial new drifts to clear on the access road.
This and the strong wind early on that continued to re-fill the road delayed the opening till just before lunchtime, but by the time the ploughs had won the battle with the carpark, the road was just about black from Glenmore Gates.
All runs on the Cas side were available and have great cover with loads of scope for off-piste lines and with moderate drifting this evening there will be plenty of fresh tracks to be had Sunday.
The snow is superb and when you can see it (which should be the case on Sunday) CairnGorm Mountain will be simply superb. The lower slopes are at least as good as the best of mid Jan last season and the mid-mountain is getting close to the amazing mid April conditions last year.
White Lady was great fun Saturday, it will be mindblowing when the visibility is good. Lots of off piste lines on the East Lady and above the Daylodge.
All runs to the Cas Carparks superb. Experts can ski to the Ciste Carpark on deep untracked powder, but don't go down by the Laogh Mor Return if the East Wall is closed, the traverse into Laogh Mor can slide down the gullies!
It's going to be busy Sunday, so arrive early to beat the morning rush. Please send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org .