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Glencoe // Friday 29th March 2013
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On top of the world, well top of Meall a' Bhuiridh anyway.

Top of the Main Basin T-bar.

Upwards of 4-5m of snow in Ski Tow Gully!

Plateau Run in great shape, pisted 2 machines wide outside the fence too.

A loaded Ski Tow Gully provides one option for Haggis Trap avoidance.

A skier turns into the base of the Haggis Trap in the Main Basin.

An alternative take on Mugs Alley!

Looking down on the top of the upper tows.

Looking over the Wall T-bar and Cliffy, the mid-mountain is becoming just one big expanse of white!

Mind your head on the Plateau Poma, that slight dent in the snow is what is left of Thrombosis gully!

Looking over to the Rescue Station and base of Top Tows from top of the Wall.

Canyon and Wall from the Plateau Poma.

View down Happy Valley.

Ben Nevis towers above the rest of the Nevis Range from the traverse to Happy Valley.

View up Ski Tow Gully, both tows on all day meant little queuing at the top.

Looking down the Main Basin, Rock Garden to right of tows superb again.

Keeping a look out for queue jumpers?

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A bluebird morning, and there should be more of these over the holiday weekend. A few clouds bubbled up in the afternoon, but haven't yet delivered any flurries and skies are clearing again this evening.

The mountain is in fantastic shape and you can just about forget the named trails, it's one big white playground. All runs were open Friday including the Flypaper, that's been assessed daily, if you want any info speak to Ski Patrol.

There is loads of riding for all ability levels, so you don't need to be a Flypaper dare devil to have an amazing day at Glencoe just now, lots of big grins going off the hill at the end of play (and quite a few lobsters too... so don't forget the Suncream and shades...).

The Rock Garden area was fantastic and some small bumps are beginning to build at the bottom of the Main Basin above the Haggis Trap and off the side of Ski Tow Gully.

One or two scrapped areas developing later in the day, on the whole great mid-winter machine and skier packed snow. The groomed runs should brush up nicely to give machine packed powder corduroy for the early birds.

High pressure building for the rest of Easter Weekend, so take advantage of the great snow cover and settled weather and get up and play. With both Top Tows going there was little queuing on the upper mountain. Cliffhanger was the busiest lift, Wall T-bar waxed and waned a bit, and the Plateau Poma also didn't have much of a queue when I was that way.
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