pix from the slopes // the lecht
The Lecht // Monday 18th January 2010
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Sculpture above Strathdon on the climb up to the Lecht, still excellent cover even on the lower hills.

Eagle giving great riding with plenty of snow beyond the fences still.

Lecht sign and the foot of the Eagle Poma, enough snow to ski down to Strathdon.

Snowyowl chairlift and run.

Endless expanse of white on the Buzzard side, that JCB looks ominous though.

Nursery slopes and Magic Carpet from the Cafe deck.

Grouse Poma and runs, excellent machine packed dry snow.

Buzzard return, with wide fall-line motorway pisted on the 'off-piste'.

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Snow still lies deep in the upper parts of Strathdon so there is extensive touring options still, even on the lower hills in these parts.

All runs are complete at the Lecht with full cover between the fences of machine groomed dry snow, fantastic riding conditions. Still plenty of snow out with the fences, though some windscoured areas on the main side, but the whole sweep of the Buzzard side of the A939 retains full all over cover.

The nursery slopes are in perfect shape and so was the weather on Monday. With the Magic Carpet learning a new snowsport doesn't get better than this.

Uplift will operate subject to demand mid-week, but a couple of the pomas are waiting for spare parts after the weekend! Please be nice to the lifts, our fun depends on them.

There is more snow by the A939 consistently from Tomintoul to the Lecht than there has been for some time on that side - this is causing flooding problems as meltwater from the snow banks has nowhere to go in a few places. Drive carefully.
Pix from the Slopes for the 2010 Season
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Glencoe

Hillend

Nevis Range

Glenshee

The Lecht

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