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Glencoe // Sunday 10th April 2016
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Wide cover and great snow in the Main Basin.

Skier in the Main Basin.

Looking down on the Plateau from above the Haggis Trap. Plateau Run and Old Mugs Alley still complete on the Plateau.

View out over Rannoch Moor from the Spring Run.

Skier on the wide Spring Run. Firm base, new snow on top, softer with some bumps towards Mugs Alley.

The lines off the East Ridge were great fun when the light was good on Sunday afternoon.

Looking back into the Flypaper Bowl.

Old Mugs Alley still good for green terrain, served by the Coire Pollach Tow.

Looking up the Plateau Poma to the Spring Run.

Foot of the Main Basin below the Haggis Trap (which is flat through still).

With both the Main Basin T-bar and Rannoch Button, running never more than a few people waiting and often ride straight on.

Looking down Happy Valley.

Foot of Mugs Alley and the Cliffhanger Chair, looking up to the Canyon and Wall Crossover.

 
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A mostly bright Sunday, occasional bands of mist rolled in from time to time and a few black clouds came over, but threaten was all they did and it remained dry through the day.

All uplift except the beginner rope tow was running on Sunday, Rannoch Button will run on Monday if required for additional uplift for the upper mountain.

It is still ski off the Access Chair and onto the Plateau Poma, and the Poma run is complete and well pisted through narrow in places so easy access to and from the main area. The vast majority of mid and upper mountain runs retain a good cover, mix of skier packed and machine groomed snow on the upper mountain, bit more spring like lower down but all skiing nicely on Sunday.

Main Basin, Happy Valley, Spring Run and all options around the Flypaper Bowl and East Ridge have wide cover on the upper mountain and there's various lines possible around Rannoch Glades.

Mid Mountain Thrombosis has some bumps building and there are variations around it to avoid the gully if you want to, still some fun lines under the Cliffhanger as well. Decent cover on the Wall, but it was rather chopped up as people were taking all sorts of different lines on it.

Everything still links together pretty well for returning to the middle lifts and getting to/from the Poma and the new Coire Pollach Tow. Forecast is for Sunny Spells and light occasionally moderate Easterly on Monday, should be a good one.
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