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Glencoe // Monday 26th February 2024
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The low level Red Access run was quite nice on the top third, shame about the middle third!

Breathtaking views towards Ben Nevis as you cut over to Happy Valley from the Main Basin.

Looking down the Main Basin to the narrows in Island Rock Gully.

Main Basin giving sweet turns on machine groomed winter snow into the afternoon.

Obligatory top of the Main Basin photo!

Only wait of the day a couple of minutes for the Rannoch Button.

Sledge Park and Ski School beginner area in fantastic shape. Sledging is complimentary with a chairlift (or snowsports for that matter) ticket.

Old Mugs Alley giving nice easy turns from the Coire Pollach Tow.

Epic views in all directions from the Rannoch Triple Chairlift.

The tracks everywhere on the Plateau, originating from every direction are testament to the transformational increase on Plateau uplift capacity brought around by the Rannoch Chair.

Bumps skiing Scotland style on the low level Red Access Run at the infamous Carnage Corner between 1400 and 1500ft. (For reference the Plateau Poma starts around 2200ft).

The sane ones who took the chair down relaxing while enjoying the views!

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Another, dry, bright and frequently sunny day on Meall a' Bhuiridh with light winds throughout. The full on mountain vertical is available from the summit to the top of the Access Chairlift.*

The best riding for confident skiers and boarders is on the upper mountain, but with the Main Basin T-bar out of action, the Rannoch Button is fairly challenging as the uptrack has been built from nothing through a boulderfield!

The Plateau area green runs are giving reasonable riding for the most part, but there are sections that are very thin / narrow and decidedly agricultural in a few spots. Old Mugs Alley and Rankins Return are the pick of the Plateau runs. The Coire Pollach Tow is the best option for snowplough turners ready to progress beyond the nursery slopes.

After three fine days, the weather is set to change overnight. Hill snow and high winds are set to push in later in the night, with it anticipated winds will be gusting 60 to 70mph into the post dawn period, before moderating into late morning.

A delayed start looks likely, so it does not look like a day for rushing off, but have a more leisurely start and see how the weather plays out.

The sledge park at the Plateau Cafe is open daily (wind permitting) and is currently in excellent condition - full length and width, and much quieter now half term has past. It is recommended you arrive by 2.30pm for going sledging to allow a reasonable amount of time on the mountain.

* - The low level Red Access Run is being done, top third is actually quite nice, but it is fairly extreme combat on the lower 2/3rds. If you really don't want to download, bail onto the Weasel Track and go as far as you can, then walk down the track - that will get the you fairly nice bit!
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