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CairnGorm Mountain // Friday 11th January 2008
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Coire Cas as the light fades.

Heading for home via the Fiacaill Traverse and Fiacaill Ridge.

Boarder on the Carpark Run.

Carpark Ski Tow doing it's thing unlike last year!

Looking down the Carpark Run late afternoon.

Piste Basher on the M1 RaceTrack above the Traverse.

M1 and Horizon Road from the Cas. Windward slopes scoured.

Get the full length of the Lady by using the Sheiling Gully to return to the Carpark Run and the lifts.

Lights glow in the Base Station just before 5pm.

First personal trip up the FRP since 2004!

Daylodge and Base Station, Daylodge Run full width and then some.

Lower Lady and the Funicular from the SSC hut.

White Lady living up to it's name.

Last of the snow clouds clearing from the 'Gorm.

The completely plastered Aonach Ridge and Coire Na Ciste Chair.

Looking up the Ciste from the end of the Loagh Mor Return Boardwalk.

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During Friday afternoon the last of the snow clouds cleared away to leave a completely still, cold crisp clear and frosty nightfall.

Hopefully Saturday will as forecast start the way Friday finished. All main runs are complete and there is excellent riding for all abilities from top to bottom. Surface conditions are mix of wind-blown and wind packed powder off-piste and skier / machine packed on piste. Slight softening lower down means a crust will re-form, but where pisted or with use this will quickly break down to packed powder conditions. Some harder areas on exposed fence runs on wind scoured aspects.

WW Poma scheduled for Saturday and easily skiable to the Ciste Carpark for more advanced riders via the Aonach Ridge. Photos by Winterhighland. Please send yours to pix2008@winterhighland.info .
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