Top Basin is in outstanding condition with total cover and extensive moderate off-piste on the Ptarmigan Ridge area., which can be reached by holding as high a traverse as possible from the top of the Ciste Tow if Ptarmigan not running.
Fantastic riding for all abilities from the varying green trails up top to blues and reds mid-mountain. Ciste Bowl catching fresh windblown powder all day Tuesday and with lighter winds tomorrow will be giving fantastic sport for early intermediates up.
From the Top all Cas side mid mountain runs are in great shape above 2800ft, but though the cover narrows and thins out quickly below here with some walking required to regain the Funicular (or M1 Poma if it operates) it is well worth the short hoof for fresh powdery snow in the middle of May!
Upper 2/3rds of M1 RaceTrack fence to fence firm grippy corduroy with a sweet layer of windblown fresh, was fantastic for cranking up some biggish turns on Tuesday afternoon.
The Traverse is absolutely loaded for a more gentle route into Coire Cas and the Upper Cas has been continuing to accumulate more depth of snow over the past couple of days. Boulderfield area is also likely to hold some freshies early on Wednesday, but where exactly you'll have to look as it was moving about on Tuesday.
Route which gets you closest to the mid-station is from various points onto the top Zig Zag and down towards or into Chicken Gully, hugging either side of the fence-line down to the Zig Zag Crossover into the Gunbarrel. From level with the M1 Poma a short walk down to the Funicular or across the M1 queuing area is required, but who cares when your riding fresh mid May!
Sweet snow and sweet forecast means its hard to imagine it shaping up nicer for a mid-week slide when the calendar tells you tomorrow is 16th May!