pix from the slopes // cairngorm mountain
CairnGorm Mountain // Wednesday 15th May 2013
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Heading out into another snow shower from the top of the M1 Poma.

Small blower for blowing snow onto the M1 uptrack!

The Cas Gunbarrel still wide and flat, if you've always gone the Zig Zags and want to try the Gunbarrel now is the time.

2nd leg of the Zig Zags still good, link to M1 / Gunbarrel getting narrow but still easily passable.

Top leg of the Zig Zags still in good shape, depth reduced by snow farming for mid-Cas.

Coire Cas was riding nicely today despite the middle being narrow, it was well pisted through the day.

Boarder on the Upper Cas, mist came and went, some times light was better in heavier snow showers.

Broken old fencing gathered together for removal from the end of the Traverse / Upper Cas.

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Just a small set of photos as the light didn't really make for an afternoon of photography today. Will probably start brighter on Thursday morning, but cloud will increase as the convective showers bubble up again.

Friday looks likely to see a bit more in the way of brightness and fewer showers, both days should see light winds. So the message is simple, the forecast has gone very mild, wet and windy for Saturday - so if you can get up Thursday or Friday, do it! Don't miss out on another slide while you can.

There's been a covering of fresh snow and some hail put down during the day on the existing base, adding to the 3 inches or so that lay from overnight showers. With the cool conditions there hasn't really been any change for better or worse in terms of coverage. Still 1300ft vertical on offer from the top to middle of the Funicular.

Ptarmigan Bowl and Ciste Bowls in decent shape in the Top Basin, Ptarmigan Terrain Park has around 9 rails / boxes out and 2 large and 2 medium kickers. There's 2 novices wide short flat boxes. See photos from last week for park features.

Mid mountain there's a longer run mostly on greens to the middle via the Traverse, Coire Cas and then either the Gunbarrel or top two legs of the Zig Zags. For more advanced skiers there's the White Lady, though today in the mist the bumps seemed to be in the wrong place!
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