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Glencoe // Monday 7th May 2018
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Main Basin below the Haggis Trap.

Andy ends the season on the Flypaper.

Superb fast but stable granular spring snow in the Flypaper Bowl.

That's all folks, heading out of the last run down the Flypaper Bowl.

Andy taking in the view from high on the Spring Run.

At the top of the Spring Run late afternoon.

Wall was a short hoof back to the Cliffhanger but fantastic granular spring snow.

Looking up the Main Basin under moody skies, thankfully when the morning rain stopped, it stayed stopped!

Happy Valley got better and better all day long for those happy enough to negotiate the water feature in the narrows!

The final lift served turns of the 2018 Scottish Season were on Old Mugs Alley at the end of the day!

Laying out a turn in the Main Basin.

H11lly in the Main Basin.

Mid mountain at the base of the top tows and top of the Cliffhanger.

Island Rock Gully in the Main Basin, a feature many never realise exists!

Main Basin T-bar doing it's thing on the last day of the 2018 season.

Canyon again had fantastic fast crunchy spring snow.

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Well folks that is all for the lift served 2018 Scottish Season which drew to a close and the end of play on Monday afternoon at Glencoe.

With very warm temperatures and humid breezy air over the weekend the spring melt is well underway with a considerable retreat of snow from the base of the mid mountain lifts since the end of last week. The Wall T-bar track expired yesterday afternoon, so it was just the Cliffhanger for mid-mountain and the Main Basin T-bar for the upper mountain.

However the snow conditions were fantastic and got better as the day wore on with perfect true granular spring snow. It was a slow start for many, early rain was expected to miss to the North but monsoon conditions set in around 10am and many sat it out at the base, but it was well worth the wait for a dry and bright afternoon.

Hard to pick a run of the day, but it was probably a tie between the Wall and the Flypaper for fast smooth granular spring snow. If you like mellow bumps then Happy Valley was a blast, and the Canyon continued to be great fun though it was getting more grass than snow on Mugs Alley back to the Cliffhanger.

That is all for lift served riding for the 2018 Scottish Season, but snow and weather permitting one more day of lift assisted turns planned for a mid summer slide on Saturday 23rd June when the Cliffhanger Chair is planned to run to ease access to the remaining snowfields on the upper mountain.
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The Lecht

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Lowther Hill

Nevis Range

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