pix from the slopes // glencoe
Glencoe // Wednesday 4th April 2018
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Still snowing hard when the mountain opened.

Overnight snow at the base behind the cafe at just 1200ft in height, even more at altitude.

Going up the Coire Pollach Tow before the snow begun to clear. Note lack of fences that were visible yesterday!

The Waterfall under the Access Chairlift! Quite a sight for April!

Clearing the get off at the top of the Cliffhanger.

Beginning to clear out as the front edges away SE, looking up Old Mugs Alley from the Plateau Cafe.

View out of the Plateau Cafe, first hints of the cloud lifting.

Looking down the fenced low level Red Access Run to the base. Even this fence is out of sight in quite a few places.

Looking down the Plateau Poma run, it was a bit disconcerting first thing with many fences having vanished since Monday!

Taking in the view from the Blue Access Run. Snowboarders getting on better in Weasel Gully than skiers!

While theres tracks on the low level Red Access Run theres lots of untracked potential lines for Thursday.

Hints of blue sky as the snow clouds begun to break with a promising forecast for Thursday.

Boarder on the Red Access Run looking down to the base and the A82 on Rannoch Moor.

Looking up Old Mugs Alley and the Coire Pollach Tow.

At the merge of the Blue and Red Access Runs at the top of the Carpark. Both are complete giving 2400ft of lifted vertical.

Visibility begun to improve about lunchtime and the light got significantly better through the afternoon.

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Wow... just a silly amount of overnight snow to the base at Glencoe given it is now April. Since these photos were taken the cloud base has continued to lift with a few blue sky patches appearing ahead of what is looking like an not to be missed Thursday!

Since the start of the week there has been between 48 and 54cm of new snow according to radar data (19 to 21".

Summit to moor riding is possible with 2400ft vertical, the snow fell in light to moderate winds, though there was some drifting around the mountain. First thing the visibility was very limited, which made it difficult to really explore but it is now steadily clearing up so if the forecast for good bright periods on Thursday holds and you can see everything it's going to be off the scale.
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