pix from the slopes // glencoe
Glencoe // Saturday 7th April 2018
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Still wide and deep cover even on the Plateau runs.

Looking up the corner of Mugs Alley, behind the tow bullwheel the many wide lines on Rannoch Glades.

A range of park features to skiers right of the Coire Pollach Tow on the Coire Pollach run.

Atomic Ski Test and TSA snowboard demo at the Plateau Cafe.

Happy Valley was good and snow got progressively quicker. Some wee bumps beginning to take shape in the narrows.

Looking up Ski Tow Gully from what should be mid-air above the Canyon entrance!

Looking up Old Mugs Alley. Endless lines on the mid-mountain including Cliffy Crag, off piste should improve day by day.

Lower Main Basin, a hint of bumps in and below the Haggis Trap later. There's a bumps clinic scheduled in 2 weeks, somewhere will have to not be pisted!

Thrombosis was good fun in the afternoon as the snow begun to try out and get less sticky.

On the top of the Red Access Run, believe it or not people did make it the whole way down with skis on, but the sensible choice is to follow the Weasel to skiers right then the Blue till snow runs out and walk. Or take the chair down but that would be bo

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It was a slow and sticky start with anything neither groomed nor heavily skied being glue like as the fresh snow thawed for the first time in the milder temperatures.

However the groomed lines that were seeing plenty traffic were skied into submission and improved through the day and in the afternoon there was a marked improvement as the snow continued to dry out and the going become noticably quicker in the Main Basin, Happy Valley and on mid-mountain where Thrombosis was good fun in the afternoon having been a straight line job early on.

All the Plateau runs retain excellent cover and Old Mugs Alley was the best for snow plough turners today as it was good but softening machine packed snow. The Beginner Rope Tow area retains good cover so there is excellent terrain for every ability at present.

All uplift run though the Rannoch Button didn't in the afternoon as people spread out more around the mountain it wasn't required. All mountain runs were open including the Flypaper.

With the wind set to swing round to the East by Monday and persist that way most if not all of the week it looks like the best overhead will be in the West and day by day the snowpack should come back to us and become more like true spring snow. So we should be in for a classic week of spring riding with still superb cover across the slopes of Meall a' Bhuiridh.
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