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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

Weardale - Sun 28th Nov 2010
Posted by: Willb at 21.04hrs on Sun 28th Nov 10

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:: Snow Cover
Mostly Skiable - Some Areas Thin/Narrow
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
3
:: Weather Conditions
Beautiful clear day, about -5C at the start of the day, warming slightly as the day went on. Virtually no wind.
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Runs off each side of F1 were good, but with some grass showing through. Ridding got a lot faster as the day went on and the powder got packed down. F2 ran for a little while, but there was less snow higher up, so this was quickly closed. All in all a very good start to my season.
:: Riders
About 100 skiers
:: E-Mail Contact
mildlyextreme at hotmail dot co dot uk

Weardale - Thu 4th Mar 2010
Posted by: crouch_potato at 17.57hrs on Fri 5th Mar 10
:: Snow Cover
Excellent Cover
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
5
:: Weather Conditions
End of a warm day, clear and no wind. Cool in the shade though.
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Cover remains good at Weardale- didn't actually ski any of the "official" runs, but looked good from what I could see (arrived at sunset so difficult to make a better judgement).
:: Riders
Me, myself and I.

Weardale - Wed 17th Feb 2010
Posted by: crouch_potato at 21.24hrs on Wed 17th Feb 10
:: Snow Cover
Most Terrain has Good Cover.
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
4
:: Weather Conditions
T shirt in the morning, patchy cloud forming later in the day. Frost to all levels overnight.
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Still good depth of very consolidated snow in all gulleys and on the tops, some patchy areas stripped by sun or wind in the old workings, but nothing to worry about. A few cm of (very light) fresh on most things, lightly drifted in some areas, making for very flattering snow.
:: Riders
Probably 20 or so (?) I'm crap at estimating- no queues and very relaxed though.

Weardale - Sun 10th Jan 2010
Posted by: oldagedpredator at 23.06hrs on Wed 13th Jan 10

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:: Snow Cover
Mostly Skiable - Some Areas Thin/Narrow
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
3
:: Weather Conditions
Strong strong winds from the NE. Not good for a NE facing slope. Clear at times, but clouded over with spindrift squals and flat light. Tow shut 14: 00 due to high winds causing the access road to block. Whcih it did after a van got stuck. Leaving hill took about 2hr.
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Striped back to base with ice and scoured patches on exposed ridges. Change in wind direction to East should re-fill all fences and runs.

Best cover West runs of F2.

Off piste heavy.

The hangover after 3 Days of the Powder.
:: Riders
Members only until further notice

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