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Glencoe - Thu 4th Apr 2019
Posted by: 01cookjk at 10.42hrs on Sat 6th Apr 19

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:: Snow Cover
Mostly Skiable - Some Areas Thin/Narrow
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
4
:: Weather Conditions
Misty and cloudy at first, hill frog from 800m and up. Cold with the freezing level at 500m, rising to 800m in the afternoon. Not too windy, expect for the walk over to the spring run. Heavy Snow showers at 12: 15pm and 3: 30pm, both for around 30mins. Sunny intervals between 2: 45-3: 30pm.
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Great snow cover from 850m and up.

Upper runs: A hard packed base, icy in isolated spots with a mixed covering of granular snow and fresh powder which kept conditions fresh all day long. Some big 'Rollers' in Happy Valley, which was officially shut, but definitely skiable.

Mid runs: Same as above, but no powder. Canyon, The Wall and Wall crossover all had goods snow. Mugs alley was broken over a 30m section between to top of Coire Pollach and the snowfactory Snow.

The snowfactory was on a defrost cycle today, it has to do so every 20-40 days to prevent components from getting too iced up. It was running from 2pm onwards and thru thursday night.
:: Riders
Jonathan Cook, Pablo Rodriguez
:: E-Mail Contact
technicianjonathan at gmail dot com

CairnGorm Mountain - Fri 5th Apr 2019
Posted by: 01cookjk at 10.15hrs on Sat 6th Apr 19

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:: Snow Cover
Most Terrain has Good Cover.
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
4
:: Weather Conditions
Windy and Misty at first, then glimpses of sun from around 11: 30am. By 2pm the wind had dropped significantly and the M1 Poma was able to open. By 3pm it was blue skies!
+5oc (estimate) at 650m, freezing level at around 1000m.
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Powder/packed powder at the summit with lots of snow formations along the snow fences. The mid-level runs were quite good - some louse, but heavy spring snow on a packed, hard base. Lower down it was slush, but certainly skiable. Off Piste high up is great, but the heaviness of the snow made offpiste below 900m pretty challenging.

A snow park was open on the Cas, near the top. Apparently one of the pistenbully operators was working on it till 11pm on the Thursday night - credit to him and all the other staff. They certainly put some effort in to snow farm where the could to ensure lifts were in use.
:: Riders
Jonathan Cook
:: E-Mail Contact
technicianjonathan at gmail dot com

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