pix from the slopes // glencoe
Glencoe // Friday 19th February 2010
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Skier packed powder on the wide expanse of Etive Glades.

The not so wide expanse as things start to get more interesting on the lower half of the Access Run - maybe downloading would have been smarter!

Buachaille Etive Mor from the top of Happy Valley.

Looking down Happy Valley, great cover.

Top leg of Mugs Alley from the top of the Cliffhanger Chair.

Some people have no queuing etiquette!

Looking out of the Canyon.

Looking back up the Canyon.

Bluebird Main Basin.

On top of the world, well Meall a' Bhuiridh anyway. Rannoch Glades and skiers right of the tows is loaded.

Remember to mind your head when skiing under the Cliffy, some nice snow here, but watch out for some rocks.

A boarder contemplates the Canyon on Friday morning.

Rannoch Moor fills the horizon from the top of the Wall T-bar.De

I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure....

Preparing to drop onto the Wall from the top of the T-bar.

Weather and snow doesn't get better for learning, nursery slope next to the Plateau Cafe.

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The West's turn to bask in the sunshine on Friday, with unbroken sunshine, so I hope everyone taking a sickie had factor 50 on else you better work on fading that goggle tan over the weekend.

All runs are complete from the top of the Access upwards with a generally good and wide cover. Recent snow falls have been in light winds so a general all over cover on the lower and mid-mountain now.

Nice dry squeaky snow where pisted and a mix of skier tracked and increasingly skier packed powder elsewhere. Some bits of the hill going through that choppy phase, but increasingly breaking down to pretty sweet skier packed powder.

Rannoch Glades and the immediate skiers right side of the upper tow tracks, plus Etive Glades are loaded. Spring Run has good cover but the Flypaper itself is closed due to avalanche risk. East Ridge was seen action along with some variations on the theme, check with patrol for the latest, Flypaper being assessed daily.

A Summit Webcam showing the top of the Main Basin T-bar is now in place, see here.
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