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CairnGorm Mountain // Thursday 2nd April 2009
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A hazy view of the plateau from the summit of Cairngorm. Good cover for touring. The overnight frost had reduced the stickyness of the off piste snow

Starting to rebuild the jump on Wednesday morning

Completed jump giving good air on Thursday

The new jump from the Ptarmigan tow. An improvement according to those using it

Upper M1.


Lower M1. Nice moguls but a few rocks to look out for by the end of the day

Traverse. Great here but the wind got you when you turned the corner

105. Great sport

Ciste Bowl

Cas, on one of the many times it had just been pisted.

Upper Zig Zag. Good cover

Zig Zag that leads back to the gunbarrel. Still enough snow to get by.

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:: Snow Cover
Limited Terrain Complete/Open.
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
:: Weather Conditions
Sun all day.
Fairly strong south wind. Didn't put the tows off but made getting down the traverse a challenge on the lower section.
Temperature well above freezing
:: Snow Conditions & Info
The overnight frost had improved the snow condition especially off piste.

On piste it was spring like and with frequent pisteing throughout the day the surface was excellent.

The top bowl, Traverse, 105, Cas and gunbarrel all have good cover.
The M1 had a few rocks just below the surface at the end of the day.

A new jump has been built in the terrain park, and according to those using it, is an improvement on the previous one.

I had a ski over the back of the mountain towards Loch Avon and the snow at around midday was good. although I suspect it probably would have turned sticky a short while later. Marquis Wells in particular gave excellent skiing.

Great day.
:: Riders
This report was posted by h11lly at 19.43hrs on Thu 2nd Apr 09

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