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Glencoe // Saturday 28th April 2018
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The Plateau Poma still going for access, Spring Run beyond. Please don't ride down the Poma track as that will shorten its lifespan!

Wall T-bar still running meaning quick laps of top / middle run combos.

Laying out a turn in the Main Basin while shower clouds build over the Nevis Range in the distance.

Looking up to the Main Basin centre of pix and Happy Valley towards the right.

Skiers in Happy Valley late afternoon. Still winter type snow after the mid-week fresh.

Rolling into Thrombosis off Mugs Alley!

Cutting back to the Main Basin T-bar across the Rannoch Wall.

Laying out a turn on beautiful snow on the Main Basin (Blue).

Ski Patrol working hard in the Main Basin!

Main Basin T-bar doing it's thing.

Heading down Old Mugs Alley (green) at the end of the day, you get a decent run this way rather than hacking a route down the Poma.

Surveying the view from the Spring Run (red).

Rannoch Glades (red) was in great condition today.

Canyon (black) is great fun for experienced skiers and boarders with spring snow bumps on the mid-mountain.

Top leg of Mugs Alley from the Cliffhanger with Rannoch Wall behind.

Wide and still deep cover in the Main Basin giving fantastic riding. was groomed first thing Saturday.

Bluebird first light over Rannoch Moor with very shallow inversion sitting in the lowest hollows.

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A more or less dry day with long Sunny Spells on Saturday through lift opening hours, though an almost stationary shower cell was building out and edging closer, but never made it too Meall a' Bhuiridh, just the occasional flurry fluttering in!

It was a bit of a wow day, pretty much mid-winter snow on the upper mountain and fantastic granular spring snow on the mid-mountain and nothing got slow and sticky, with great riding across the mountain and still plenty of terrain to keep everyone occupied. Still the full spectrum of green, blue, red and black terrain open, though the easier stuff is getting more limited as the Coire Pollach Tow didn't run Saturday. It is however still possible to get to the Plateau Cafe via Old Mugs Alley which is an easier route to the base of the middle than the lower leg of Mugs Alley itself.

For confident intermediates, Mugs Alley is fine and the Main Basin and Happy Valley are in superb condition for confident blue run riders. Lots of options all over the mountain for those looking for red / black level terrain. Rannoch Glades then the High Road or Main Basin into the Canyon and Happy Valley plus Wall were great combinations to get the full mid and upper vertical combined via the Wall and Main Basin T-bar.

Don't gamble on next weekend being as good weatherise, come up and get some of this on Sunday! Bluebird forecast for next 2 or 3 days and Glencoe is open daily weather permitting through and including Monday 7th May.
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