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Weardale - Thu 22nd Jan 2015
Posted by: oldagedpredator at 21.00hrs on Thu 22nd Jan 15

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:: Snow Cover
Most Terrain has Good Cover.
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
4
:: Weather Conditions
Mostly clear and sunny with high cloud. About -4degC.
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Good conditions off F1 with all of the lower runs being groomed to full width. Layer of machine packed snow over frozen grass. Ice patches in places where the boggy parts of the fell have frozen up. Fast skiing.

Off F2 it was a bit more challenging, narrow (in places) but good skiing on the usual lines. The run out to the Wild West at the head of the valley had been pisted. Thin cover but entertaining. Far East run was more combat skiing.

:: Riders
60+

Weardale - Sat 13th Dec 2014
Posted by: oldagedpredator at 21.17hrs on Sat 13th Dec 14

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:: Snow Cover
Broken & Patchy. Very Limited Terrain.
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
3
:: Weather Conditions
Cold bright and sunny, cloud coming in through morning. Cloud base to top of F1 after lunch. The odd light snow shower.
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Probably borderline 2 - 3. Good snow but thinly spread.

F1 runs pisted out to give reasonable but tufty in places skiing. Better first thing when it was still cold.

F2 running, better skiing off F1. M2 snow farmed but a bit too patchy down the bulldozed line for my liking.

Tow road was sporting with winter tyres - a day for 4wd or chains.
:: Riders
35ish

Weardale - Sun 5th Feb 2012
Posted by: oldagedpredator at 21.32hrs on Mon 6th Feb 12

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:: Snow Cover
Limited Terrain Complete/Open.
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
3
:: Weather Conditions
Cool and clear blue with high cloud coming in from the west and a bit of a breeze
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Alpine sky over Pennine snow. Another miss on the big snow fall front but enough fell to freshen everything up nicely. Enough snow to give four differnt lines off F1 (lower tow) and some adventurous(!) lines from F2 (upper tow) although the M1's cover was thin and rocky.

Three or four boarders went for a ramble round to the sunny side, most people did rounds of F1. The lack of a base and some tussocky steeps made F2 runs a bit more interesting. One or two people out in the wild west to the head of the valley but not really anything to find. Gully not in condition.

Being north facing kept temperatures low and made the most of the cover. By mid afternoon the F1 base station area had become a bit muddy and some shoveling was done to patch up.

200 people turned up acording to the club's snow report. Queues were never huge. Most people seemed to ski until early afternoon and numbers had dropped right back by 3pm.

Runs of the day:
F1 - East, tow top start. No one seemd to do the hutside of the fence start.
F1 - Mid west.
F1 - Far west.
:: Riders
Me and others

Weardale - Sat 4th Dec 2010
Posted by: oldagedpredator at 19.02hrs on Sat 4th Dec 10

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:: Snow Cover
Most Terrain has Good Cover.
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
5
:: Weather Conditions
Overcast, cloud on and off the top of the hill first thing. Lifted but stayed relatively overcast for rest of day. Light wind from WSW(ish)
:: Snow Conditions & Info
West of F1 had best cover - full width and pisted. New fencing holding snow in some of the areas that have tended to scrub or scour.

East was also good, infront of the hut having more snow than down the tow line. Also infront of hut a lot better for not being churned by the little basher coming in and out of garage.

Gully area and head of the valley all saw skiers. Off piste was heavy. M1 best route off F2 but require a little more thought than F1 runs to avoid scoured areas. Lots of snow caught up in fencing and hollows by the top and the middle of the run. A major snow shunting session could prob put about 20-30cm down at about two blade widths. If the M1 is shunted then there's nearly a km of excellent piste skiing to be had.

Tow road is white, definately a chains job.

Sorry photos don't do it justice.
:: Riders
150ish

Report Edited Once. Last edited by oldagedpredator: 2010-12-06 16:50:00

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