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Glencoe // Saturday 10th February 2018
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Plateau Rope Tow open for beginners.

Deep cover to the Poma from the Chairlift.

Old Mugs Alley in great shape for early intermediates. Softened up, then firmed up, then got a layer of fresh on top.

Brighter spell between afternoon snow showers at the bottom of the Coire Pollach Tow.

The 'queue' for the Main Basin T-bar in the middle of the afternoon!

Ready and waiting for the overnight snow, outside the Plateau Cafe.

Snow coming down steadily later in the afternoon. Snow showers forecast to pile in overnight into Sunday morning.

Thaw/freeze has consolidated the snow in the sledge park, with fresh on top will be great sledging too on Sunday.

Whatever the weather throws at the mountain, there is excellent beginner areas thanks to the snow factory.

Heading down the Red Access Run at the end of the day. Top 2/3rds good, bottom very combat but should improve!

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A jack-knifed HGV South of the access road closed the A82 early Saturday and that along with the uncertain weather forecast looks to have deterred or diverted quite a lot of people with a quiet Saturday for the first day of Half Term.

A complicated weather picture saw high winds moderate abruptly just before opening time after a period of heavy snow at all levels, the freezing level then rose to around the Rescue Station for a number of hours. Mix of wet snow / sleet at the Plateau, but fresh snow accumulated all day on the upper mountain with some fantastic freshies reported off the Main Basin T-bar - though with snow and wind frequently reducing visibility relatively few ventured to the top.

Snow is again falling to the base of the Access Chair this evening and frequent snow showers are expected overnight into Sunday. Some brighter spells possible, but also some very heavy and possibly thundery showers on Sunday. Moderate winds will increase in strength around and within the shower cells, so a risk of some wind disruption - check AM for latest.

Good cover on all mountain runs, all were open Saturday except the Flypaper. Excellent riding for all ability levels.
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