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Glencoe // Saturday 12th March 2005
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The Canyon from the Cliffhanger Chair.

View from bottom of Mugs Alley, thin, scraped and icy, Plateau area is far better for green runs.

 
Main Basin is offering good sport, fresh snow on top of a firm base.

The Plateau Poma run retains a generally good cover, in contrast to the easier middle runs.

One way of exiting the Trap!

Looking up the Main Basin.

Top Tows and the Main Basin, good cover up top.

View over to the Wall, the more advanced middle runs have better cover than the easier ones.

Near the top of the Poma.

Looking towards the Cliffy Chair and Wall Tbar.

View up Mugs Alley which is narrow, thin and hard.

Snow capped peaks!

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The contrast from the overcast skies and poor visibility in the East, to the often blue sky above Meall a' Bhuiridh on Saturday is almost as marked as the stark contrast between the lower and upper slopes where the runs generally have good cover, and the mid-mountain area where the runs are thin, narrow and scoured, with icy hard snow.

The best sport is to be found in the Main Basin with covering of new snow overlying a good cover of firm snow. If you are looking for green slopes the lower Plateau Poma area is the best bet having considerably better cover than the slightly higher middle slopes such as Mugs Alley.

Still good sport to be had, but avoid the greens on the mid-mountain for a stress free run!
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