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Clashindarroch - Sun 16th Jan 2011
Posted by: telemarker at 18.22hrs on Sun 16th Jan 11

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Haute Route and timberline, back via shortcut and a trail i cant remember name of...
:: Weather Conditions
Sunshine and blue skies, strong wind outside of forest on hillside,
but nice and sheltered in forest.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Icy where there was old skiier/skidoo traffic. but softening with new ski traffic. spring snow elsewhere for nice skiing.
+7degC.
plenty of snow on trails and few bare bits.
timberline still extensive
:: Skiers/Riders
Telemarker, Mrs T,Max & Zara

Clashindarroch - Sun 9th Jan 2011
Posted by: dhorsley at 18.05hrs on Sun 9th Jan 11

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Haute Route via Highland Fling, detour up Timberline and down Snowgoose. Circuit along Rollercoaster, Hedder Way ann back then down Secret passage and back to the Biathlon Range.
:: Weather Conditions
Sunny (after early morning snow), temperature in teh car park -1C
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Good, soft pisted powder on top of hard base.
:: Skiers/Riders
Me
:: E-Mail Contact
d dot horsley at abdn dot ac dot uk

Clashindarroch - Sat 8th Jan 2011
Posted by: dhorsley at 19.18hrs on Sat 8th Jan 11

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
All the m ain routes - mostly on a skidoo pulling a track cutter and roller, but one Haute Route circuit via Highland Fling on skis
:: Weather Conditions
Sunshine and showers. -1C at 8am when I arrived to help set out the markers for the oreinteering, -3.5C when I left at sunset
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Good. 2-4" of fresh on top of a hard base, all nicely pisted by yours truly, Rick and Pete
:: Skiers/Riders
Me
:: E-Mail Contact
d dot horsley at abdn dot ac dot uk

Clashindarroch - Thu 6th Jan 2011
Posted by: Guest at 21.47hrs on Thu 6th Jan 11
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Biathlon Way - Short Cut - Leids Leap - Deer Track - Range Way - Biathlon Way.
:: Weather Conditions
Clear skies, moderate breeze when not sheltered by trees. Entire route below zero, no signs anywhere of thawing.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Adequate snow cover to ski the entire route. A couple of thin spots on wind-exposed bits, but otherwise the tracks were covered with several inches of untouched powder, with much deeper drifts.

Machine-cut tracks just about visible under the new snow in some places.

Downhill part of Leids Leap had huge vehicle tracks in it, making it un-ski-able for us novice cross-countriers. Had we had the time we would have taken our telemark gear back out and done the route in reverse: the powder in Leids Leap looked particularly tempting.
:: Skiers/Riders
Jane Davies, Andrew Paterson

Clashindarroch - Mon 3rd Jan 2011
Posted by: call11 at 16.04hrs on Mon 3rd Jan 11
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Haute Route, Return via Shortcut
:: Weather Conditions
Windy, Cloudy, some light rain. Temp rising as we left at about 2.30pm although wind chill kept the ambient temp below freezing.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Good base in most areas. Fresh snow over Sat/Sunday has filled in some of the patchy areas although thay are still thin with rocks/gravel visible in these sections. 95% of the trail was skiable though.
:: Skiers/Riders
Callum & Fiona
:: E-Mail Contact
reidcall11 at f2s dot com

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