pix from the slopes // cairngorm mountain
CairnGorm Mountain // Monday 26th March 2001
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Two boarders take a breather, as the next blizzard moves in!

Looking up the fenced return from Loagh Mor from Ciste Carpark.

The Lower Aonach loaded with snow.

A boarder drops in, by the Ciste Ticket Office on route to the Chairlift....

Skier packed powder on the final descent from the Lower Ciste/Aonach Ridge to Ciste Carpark.

The vital link. The Aonach Poma doing it's stuff, the only way in and out from CairnGorm during the week.

Boarder on the Aonach from the Ciste Chairlift.

Another snow shower about to engulf Coire na Ciste.

Heading for the Ciste Chair via the Aonach Ridge.

The view the other direction. Ciste Chair in Action.

Lets do that again! Skiers mount the lower Ciste Chair, late Monday afternoon.

Helen (H11lly) on the Aonach Poma, looking down from the Ciste Chair.

Superb packed powder in the steepening fenced narrows of the lower Aonach Bowl.

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Heavy overnight snow falls on strong Southerly winds, with continuing heavy snow showers and drifting during the day saw a further addition to the snow cover on Northern Aspects.

While the ski area continued to fill, so did the Access Roads, and what had been a struggle on Sunday had became mission impossible by Monday. With the heavy snow continuing, and even the snow poles out of sight, the link road was abandoned, and CairnGorm opened from the Ciste.

The Ciste Chair, Aonach and Daylodge Pomas providing access to/from Coire Cas, where due to the drifts only the Carpark Chair and Coire Cas Tow were operating. Lots of digging out was needed on other lifts, and with further snow and drifting on S to SE winds through the early part of this week, this task continued through the week. The White Lady Chairlift's Top Station was buried.

For 6 days CairnGorm opened from the Ciste, the Link Road was eventually re-opened the following weekend with help from a fleet of JCB's from the funicular contractors.

Additional photos added to set on 21/12/2012.
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