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Glencoe // Wednesday 17th February 2016
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A few feet more depth to the snow at the top of the Access Chair thanks to heavy drifting.

Old Mugs Alley is in fantastic shape and was catching lots of drifting snow all day, will piste out beautifully for a fun longer green in the morning.

The fence lines around the new Coire Pollach Tow were catching a lot of windblown powder. An indication as to how much snow was moving around.

The Wall was also catching the fresh snow.

Looking back across the far Eastern extent of the Plateau from the Blue Access Run truly shows the steepness of the Flypaper.

The reward for meandering across the far reaches of the Plateau, untouched fresh to around 1500ft at 3pm on the Blue Access Run.

Jamie tried one turn to many on the red bike track! Around a 7-10minute hoof from here to the base down the red bike track (cut through trees).

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After the storm, a day of heavy snow showers and some brighter spells in the afternoon in the West has given way to a mostly clear sky at dusk. Likely to thus be a cold night, but by dawn the next lot of snow is due to be starting to fall, becoming heavier during the morning.

It's good to report a positive result from a storm cycle after some horrors in January. The upper runs have filled out a bit in width and with a moderate wind and light powdery snow, even outwith the showers snow was on the move.

Old Mugs Alley was catching lots of fresh snow through the afternoon and is now in fantastic shape on all variations offering great longer green runs of the new Coire Pollach Tow, which is proving a fantastic addition. This will be packed powder corduroy in the morning so perfect for everyone to warm up their legs.

The Old Mugs Alley fenceline was evidence of how much snow was on the move, some sluffing in the Canyon and even cracks opening up below 2000ft on the Blue Access Run all evidence to confirm the Flypaper Bowl was a no go zone today.

Bring the full winter gear, there's snow every day in the five day outlook for the west and there could be fairly significant accumulations over the coming days. So dawn the facemask and goggles and come and get some freshies!
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