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Glenshee // Tuesday 1st January 2013
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Caenlochan

Meal Odhae

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Report
:: Snow Cover
Limited Terrain Complete/Open.
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
2
:: Weather Conditions
Excellent visibility throughout the afternoon. Light cloud coming in and out with snow. Light to medium strength winds, some strong gusts.
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Open lifts: BADDOCH CHAIRLIFT (access only), CLAYBOKIE POMA, SUNNYSIDE CHAIRLIFT, CLUNY POMA, MEAL ODHAR POMA, BEAG POMA and CAENLOCHAN.

All areas snow was hard. Though only icy in some areas, though sharp edges would generally improve the all round experience.

Excellent cover on skiers left of Caenlochan poma, but being exposed the wind had stripped most of the soft snow from it making it rather icy.

Good cover on both runs served by the Meal Odhar poma. The snow here was hard, but quite grippy and quite enjoyable to ski on. Again sharp edges helped. Icy patches on some areas particularly on the section at the bottom. There is also a good traverse over to the Meal Odhar cafe. Spent most of the afternoon on this part of the mountain.

Cluny had excellent cover until the bottom where it gets thin, though still perfectly acceptable. The snow here was very good and more forgiving than other areas.

The run down sunny side is generally about one and a half piste machine width all the way down until just above the club hut where it becomes stony. Best to take skis off here.

Cannot comment on claybokie quality but cover has reduced slightly. A few big thin/bare patches though lots of full width still on the the go.

Home run still in good nick but bottom of Tom Dearg is incomplete (including uptrack) so was unable to open.
Though not open, Coire Fionn is ready to roll. But sadly the incoming savage thaw means they won't be getting the staff in to run it.

Overall great sliding on the go given the circumstances, I'd grab any opportunity to get up there this week with both hands as next week is likely going to close the centre for Snowsports until more snow arrives. : (
:: Riders
Cammy
This report was posted by cammyammy at 16.57hrs on Tue 1st Jan 13