A largely bright day with a few snow showers coming quickly through. Though plenty of blue sky later in the afternoon the wind was picking up steadily with a lot of ground drifting ahead of a spell of SE gales and further snow fall overnight.
During the afternoon the wind was blowing loose powdery snow into the Ciste Gully which was the standout run of the day for more advanced riders. The White Lady was also catching a nice top of windblown fresh and 3/4 of it was fantastic, but there were some scoured areas exposing the now hardpacked base on the exposed top approaches to the main White Lady proper. Downslope of the Lady Luck fence line was catching fresh, but this may shift with changing wind direction overnight into Sunday.
Good cover on all lower runs so top to Daylodge riding via all routes. Cottom's Way and the extra links between the various options on the Carpark Run is helping to spread people out on the lower slopes, Burnside is now usually the quietest way rather than carnage alley!
If you usually go via the Zig Zags there will never be a better time to try out the Cas Gunbarrel, it's not just flat, or full, but positively overflowing.
Thanks to WindyMiller for some of the photos, there are a lot more in the Public Reports