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Glencoe // Wednesday 3rd February 2016
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Heading for home via the Red Access Run, great snow top 2/3rds then a bit combat but doable.

Haggis Trap banked to the West side.

Happy Valley looked bad enough to keep people away, but fresh tracks in the afternoon on nice windblown snow.

Looking down the Main Basin, new uptrack snow fencing has earned it's keep already.

Ski Tow Gully had caught a fair bit of snow through the storm cycles.

The bottom of Mugs Alley is now filled in with the mountain river covered, Cliffhanger is ill though.

Old Mugs Alley gully filled flat so good base here.

View down Old Mugs Alley to the Plateau Cafe.

Plateau Poma runs skiable but thin, narrow and a bit patchy.

Wintry hobbit houses at the base at night.

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Something of a one day weather window on Wednesday gave a pretty decent day's riding thanks to several inches of overnight snow falling in much lighter winds.

There is now a reasonable base in the Main Basin and Spring Run on the upper slopes, plus the middle runs, though still a bit narrow in places most critical areas are now filled.

On Wednesday Summit to moor riding was available with the Red Access Run seeing a fair bit of action giving the full 2400ft of vertical. Decent on the top 2/3rds above 'Carnage Corner' - which was a bit more interesting, then thin but doable back to the carpark.

Milder conditions on Thursday reverted to colder air with snow showers later on Friday. Forecast indications looking ahead are much more promising for the week leading up to the start of the half term period than they have been.
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