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CairnGorm Mountain // Friday 25th April 2008
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White Lady narrowing but still complete via the 'skirt' to the middle and M1 Poma.

The Ciste Bowl was wide with the better surface conditions than the Fairway on Friday.

Ciste Gully still has good cover down to the traverse out point, but was very sticky, needs more ski traffic.

On the West Wall, decent cover on the wall, but a short walk required under the Chair to the Poma.

Brighter spell above the Cas from the 105. Traverse and 105 was the best run due to more use on Friday, much quicker snow.

View to the head of the Coire Cas Ski Tow from the shortcut at the corner of the Traverse/105.

Looking out from the upper section of the 105 across Coire Cas to the Fiacaill beyond. Fiacaill Traverse and runs still good.

Fighting the crowds in the sledge park on Friday afternoon.

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A reasonably fine start to Friday lasted into the early afternoon, but showers forewarned of the approaching rain, the first band of which has now actually cleared the 'Gorms.

The thaw during Friday continued to be fairly slow at high elevations, this with the deep covering of fresh snow put down in April means where it's not getting much ski traffic it was very sticky on Friday. Best surface conditions up top were in the Ciste Bowl. On the middle slopes the Traverse, 105, Cas and Gunbarrel had the best surface conditions thanks to a higher focus of skier traffic.

Top Basin Runs remain wide with very good cover for the end of April, good cover for novices and early intermediates. Most main middle runs are complete, but some are thinning on the lower third. White Lady ok via the 'skirt', M1 offers a decent run out to the Cas via the Horizon Road link. Good skiers/boarders can return to the Cas Carpark via the Fiacaill Ridge.

Photos by Winterhighland.
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