pix from the slopes // cairngorm mountain
CairnGorm Mountain // Tuesday 14th March 2006
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Boarder passes the tunnel Mouth.

Fences are burried on the Traverse.

Across the Zig Zags to the Lady from the Fiacaill Ridge Poma.

Upper Cas below 105/Traverse.

Rail appears through the drifting snow above the steeper pitch of the Ptarmigan.

Upper M2 is loaded!

M1 Race Track is offering superb sport for experts.

The much improved Cas Gunbarrel.

Looking towards the Cas Tow from the Fiacaill.

The 'Gorm from the Fiacaill Ridge Poma.

Fiacaill Run.

Daylodge Poma run is in excellent shape.

East Lady has deeper drifts and some scoured areas, still good off-piste lines though.

The White Lady.

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The snow eased, the clouds started to clear, and Monday turned into something of a Blue Sky powder day late on as even the wind started to ease back. Sunday's storm saw heavy snow fall on storm force winds from the South through to South East, and while high winds don't bring the all over cover we had earlier in March, there is no better direction for filling in the natural runs and gullies that matter on CairnGorm Mountain.

The Cas Gunbarrel was transformed in 24hours, from still having the burn showing in places to now being flat and pisted! The M1 and Lady are loaded with fresh powdery snow, esp the lower the Lady, and the M2 and Daylodge are in superb shape for returning to the Base Station. The Carpark Runs esp the Burn side have filled in to fairly near a fence depth, and there is excellent nursery areas around the Sheiling Tow as well as up top.

Fluctuating Temperatures due to a weak inversion layer on Monday softened the snow pack on the lower slopes so some consolidation has taken place as the temperature has now fallen back, but loose snow continues to drift in off the Plateau. Excellent sport for all abilities from Top to Bottom, through a sickie and get up there!

Tuesday's photos from Helen Rennie, please send your photos to pix@winterhighland.com or don't forget our public reports server.
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