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Glencoe // Sunday 12th April 2015
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Looking down the lower half of the Wall to the T-bar drive.

Last run of the day, previously untracked wind packed fresh on the Blue Access Run!

Top of the Spring Run heading for the East Ridge.

Boarder in Happy Valley.

Main Basin in great shape, still no sign of Haggis Trap. Fresh snow blowing in all day.

Canyon is absolutely loaded and very wide.

Untouched snow on the Blue Access Run after 4pm, skiable to around 1500ft and very worth the 5 min hoof down the bike track.

Big depth of snow at the bottom of the Cliffhanger Chair and Mugs Alley.

Deep cover on the Main Basin, only a third of this tower above the snow!

Nae queues, endless laps of fantastic mid-winter snow. Just lapped summit to base of the Poma repeatedly!

Wind was blowing loose snow onto the East Ridge freshening it up through the day.

Skier tracked fresh on the Wall.

Spring is a great time to learn (or try a new snowsport)!

Can still ski off the Access Chair and ride onto Poma. Plateau Poma run is complete though narrow in a couple of bits.

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Radar data indicates around 6 to 8 inches of fresh powdery snow fell on Meall a' Bhuiridh and with S to SW winds there was significant drifting onto the main runs overnight as well.

Full spectrum of green, blue, red and black terrain available so plenty for all ability levels at Glencoe still. It's still ride off the top of the Access Chair and ski onto the Plateau Poma, so everything still links up nicely despite us having moved into the middle third of April.

The natural snowfields and gullies that form the principle middle and upper mountain runs are loaded, as witnessed by Tower 7 of the Main Basin T-bar with not much more than a third of it sticking out above the snow.

The Main Basin continued to catch windblown fresh all day, so small micro packed powder bumps tried to build but the run was being constantly refreshed. We're back up to just over 7m of snow depth at our measuring point in the upper Main Basin!

While it was difficult to leave the Main Basin as it was such fun there was so much goodies it had to be left at times, with no queues simply lapping from Summit to the base of the Plateau Poma was fantastic with great snow the whole way.

East Ridge was another area getting regular refreshes from the ground drifting and by traversing round the far outer limits of the Plateau it was possible to ski lower down it than is regularly ridden and still return to the Poma.

The bonus today was getting first tracks on wind packed powder on the Blue Access Run which has a fantastic snowfield for the top 500ft of the Access Chair and skiable to between 1500 and 1600ft and the corner of the red bike track, from where a 5minute walk takes you back to the Carpark.
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