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Glencoe // Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Laying out a turn below the Haggis Trap on the Main Basin.

The Spring Run from the Plateau Poma. Please don't ski / board down the uptrack as that will hasten it's demise!

Ski Tow Gully still has a decent depth of snow.

It's snowing again... More frequent and heavier snow showers due Wed and slightly cooler.

The Haggis Trap is still flat and brimming in the Main Basin.

Fresh if rather slow tracks in the Main Basin. Slightly cooler Wed, so more fresh tracks and less sticky hopefully.

Mugs Alley easily passable for confident intermediates up, but opportunities for an early bath. Old Mugs Alley better for a green run.

Main Basin T-bar doing it's thing. Still good depth on the whole uptrack.

Old Mugs Alley from the Coire Pollach Tow giving a good run for snowplough turners.

Heading down the corner of Mugs Alley.

Looking over the Coire Pollach Tow to the Plateau Poma, run very narrow but still passable for access. Use Coire Pollach for green terrain.

Looking up Meall a' Bhuiridh, most mid and upper runs still in good shape.

The Canyon was good all day with more spring like snow and quicker than the Main Basin in-between the snow showers.

The Wall is good for steeper turns for advanced riders and was the pick with quite quick granular spring snow.

The Spring Run is in great shape once in, but requires a walk along the summit path. If the snow gets sticky, try here for the extra gradient.

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Into the last week of April and the planned penultimate week of the season and the majority of mid and upper mountain runs are still complete and in good shape at Glencoe.

Wednesday though won't be a day of spring t-shirt riding! Bring the winter gear and expect some fresh tracks as it looks to be a degree or two cooler than Tuesday with more frequent and heavier snow showers coming in.

By Friday lighter winds, and more Sunny Spells in the mix between the snow showers, that sets the scene for what looks to be a decent weekend. Light and variable winds for Saturday, a few slow moving snow showers around, a light Easterly on Sunday with what is currently expected to be a dry day with sunny spells under part cloudy skies.

Summer will be long enough, so get up for some more turns soon. There is still the full terrain spectrum available with Old Mugs Alley and the Coire Pollach Tow for green terrain and the Cafe fork of Old Mugs Alley still forms a complete loop round via the cafe and back to the tow.

The Plateau Poma is still running but mainly for access as the run is now very narrow, but was still fully passable on Tuesday afternoon. Please don't ride down the Poma Uptrack at the end of the day, due to it's narrow confined space that will really cut it up and hasten it's demise and it would be nice to keep it going as long as possible!

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