pix from the slopes // glencoe
Glencoe // Tuesday 23rd February 2016
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The red bike track through the trees is packed down and can be skied with caution.

Looking over the Access Chair to Creag Dhu from out East from the Red Access Run.

The Plateau Rope Tow area is in great shape for novices.

The early bird will catch the corduroy packed powder worm on Wednesday!

View up from base of Coire Pollach Tow, lots of options for challenging lines mid-mountain between Thrombosis and Canyon.

The Wall from the motorway that is Old Mugs Alley.

Beautiful morning at the bottom of the Plateau Poma.

View down the Main Basin, Rannoch Button run in the afternoon.

Heading over to the Spring Run.

Meall a' Bhuiridh from the Access Chair.

All Plateau area runs are excellent with machine packed powder surfaces.

Tracks left by the adventurous on the Darkside of the Access from Monday.

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With cold temperatures the snow is staying fresh and though becoming more skier / wind packed off the prepared areas, it's pisting up beautifully into machine packed powder corduroy on the groomers.

With all runs served by the triangle of Plateau lifts formed by the new Coire Pollach Tow, Plateau Poma and Rope Tow in excellent shape and immaculately groomed this morning there is excellent sport for all ability levels.

Moving up the mountain there's lots of challenges for those exploring different lines on the mid-mountain, but up top beyond the Spring Run is a no go at the moment due to huge instabilities in the Flypaper Bowl, the Flypaper itself slide naturally, but there is more just waiting to go - so heed the closure!

Spring Run is good once in but the approach is scoured, Rannoch Glades is shut as it is scoured and icy, the snow blasted from here round to the Spring Run and Flypaper area. Main Basin and Happy Valley are much wider and deeper than they were last week - that's what around 2 feet of snow in high winds does!

Summit to moor riding is possible with 2400ft of vertical descent, top 3/4 of the Access Runs are good but then it's a bit combat on the final approach to base. Red fence line is probably the easiest ski at the moment, with some really good snow out to skiers right of it on the top half.

Weather looks set fair for several days at least, with the West set to enjoy the brightest overhead and light winds. You want to get up and get some of this!
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