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CairnGorm Mountain // Thursday 20th January 2011
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Looked like Nevis was having good conditions too

Looking towards Macdui

Looking towards Coire Raibert

The weather station igloo didn not survive the monsoon on Saturday

Grippy off piste but hard on the legs

Ptarmigan Bowl

Looking over to the Ciste tow

Powder in the Ciste Gully but it ran out

Action on the Lady

M1 great .Bit scraped at the very bottom

Heading to the lady or M1 sidetrack

Traverse

Looking at the sun setting from the M1 poma

Setting sun colours the snow

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Report
:: Snow Cover
Excellent Cover
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
3
:: Weather Conditions
Sunshine, below freezing, very little wind. Perfect
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Good skiing on well pisted runs although edges were required to make it fun. Lady ,M1,Cas, 105 all had fine pisted snow on the hard base. M1 sidetrack had slightly coarser snow.
Ptarmigan bowl was resulting in lots of smiles from the beginner classes
Took a skin up to the summit . The snow here was grippy but hard and juddering on the legs.
Was tempted into the Ciste gully by the stashes of powder lying at the top but there were few stashes lower down and it was very hard icy ski but it is complete to the boardwalk. Decided to cut over to the Daylodge rather than skin back up the gully which on reflection probably wasn't the best choice as the daylodge was not a lot of fun.
Skiing down via Burnside was fine though.
Lovely day to be out.
:: Riders
Helen
Report Edited Once. Last edited by h11lly: 2011-01-20 20:12:28

This report was posted by h11lly at 20.06hrs on Thu 20th Jan 11