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CairnGorm Mountain - Sun 15th Dec 1996
Posted by: Guest at 13.53hrs on Mon 16th Dec 96
:: Snow Cover
Mostly Skiable - Some Areas Thin/Narrow
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
3
:: Weather Conditions
Generally overcast, with few light snow showers. Below freezing above mid-station.
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Most runs have very hard base, with mixture of loose and new snow. Corrie Cas runs excellent, sugary at the bottom. M1 has very good cover but quite icy and a little hard on these old knees. White Lady very narrow with lots of bumps and again quite icy.

Best run on the mountain is the M2, which has a quite hard cover full width to the the Link poma. The run from the Link to the West Wall poma is narrow but worth the effort . The best route from top to bottom is via the M2 and Link to the Car Park.

On Sunday I never queued all day, the snow was pretty good, and it was my first skiing of the season and I feel on top of the world.

CairnGorm Mountain - Sun 8th Dec 1996
Posted by: Guest at 13.54hrs on Tue 10th Dec 96
:: Snow Cover
Mostly Skiable - Some Areas Thin/Narrow
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
3
:: Weather Conditions
Warm, not too windy, good visibilty.. even saw the sun a
few times. Almost quite 'pleasant'!
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Ciste, Fiacail ridge closed and lower runs definately on their way out. But the rest were good, if a little thin in a couple of places especially the White Lady.

The base on the open runs was fairly deep and should survive the current thaw. The mild weather meant for soft snow.. just the biz with Tele skis.

Out of the area.. The plateau is complete, but bare along the ridges in the usual places.. a couple of friends skied down to Loch Avon and back OK. Lurchers is also complete, but looking narrow after the thaw. All in all the best early December skiing I've seen for many a year.

Basil

'half a brain - half a binding'
:: Riders
Basil

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