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Weardale - Thu 5th Feb 2009
Posted by: oldagedpredator at 21.15hrs on Fri 6th Feb 09

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:: Snow Cover
Excellent Cover
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
4
:: Weather Conditions
Misty then cleared to give bright and sunny end to the day. Temp -4 at 16: 00 in the valley.
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Extensive cover. Once F2 is up and running again the whole fell is yours to play with.
:: Riders
OAP plus about 30 to 40.

Weardale - Sat 24th Jan 2009
Posted by: Southernboarder at 22.10hrs on Thu 29th Jan 09

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:: Snow Cover
Most Terrain has Good Cover.
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
4
:: Weather Conditions
Sunny!
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Huge drifts and powder at the top. Pisted further down.
:: Riders
About 40 in total?

Weardale - Sat 24th Jan 2009
Posted by: oldagedpredator at 20.53hrs on Sat 24th Jan 09
:: Snow Cover
Mostly Skiable - Some Areas Thin/Narrow
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
3
:: Weather Conditions
Over cast then brightening up. The slopes were sheltered from the wind that got up later in the day.
:: Snow Conditions & Info
The main piste areas were all skiable to one degree or another the best sport was to be had west of F2 were the new snow fencing was working a treat. A rough piste by piste report as follows:

F1 (the lower of the two tows)
F1 East Piste - down the tow line infront of the club hut. Pisted but bristley in places. Didnt see a lot of traffic through the day.

F1 West Tow Line - down the snow fencing was pisted later in the day to about 5m width. Soft going.

F1 Mid West - pisted but but icey. Didnt see enough traffic to smooth the surface out.

F1 Far West - best sport of the lower runs. Improved thoughout the day. Linked niecly with the run down the new snow fencing west of F2 to give 800-900m run. Probably the most popular run.

F2 (the upper tow) Best conditions on the hill as the snow had banked out in the steeping midway down the hill.

F2 West Piste - wind direction and new snow fencing are giving great sport down the west of the tow. Steep and sedgeless - hurrah.

F2 East Piste - bashed in the morning. Still a bit soft in the afternoon but better cover than there has been over the last few years.

Further out - went for an explore way out west of F2 into the head of the valley. Still a bit heavy. Not worth it. Gully east of the tows isnt in condition.

:: Riders
Around 50 - 80 skiing and boarding
:: E-Mail Contact
brucew437 at hotmail dot com

Weardale - Sun 14th Dec 2008
Posted by: Mountainaddict at 20.54hrs on Sun 14th Dec 08
:: Snow Cover
Limited Terrain Complete/Open.
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
2
:: Weather Conditions
Pm of 14.12.08: Sunny breaks at first then overcast/fog on upper hill.

-2c at the foot of the slopes (550m).
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Both lifts open. Conditions very, very marginal - but proving that you can have fun on about 2" of snow cover. No base & areas of grass/reeds/ice from last week's thaw & re-freeze. Still a great ski though!
:: Riders
The 4 Crawfords
:: E-Mail Contact
alan dot sarah dot crawford at ntlworld dot com

Weardale - Fri 5th Dec 2008
Posted by: Cambo at 17.59hrs on Fri 5th Dec 08
:: Snow Cover
Mostly Skiable - Some Areas Thin/Narrow
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
3
:: Weather Conditions
Foggy at times, with a cold NW wind blowing in that strengthened through the day, car reported temp at car park was 1C, but it would have been colder with the wind chill. A few snow flurries throughout the day - some reasonably heavy.
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Snow was patchy in places but in good shape overall. The bottom Poma offered better action than the top IMHO. Skiied from 11: 30 until about 14: 30 when the light started to go. A really enjoyable day considering everything i.e location/time of year. The snow looks like it's starting to thaw a bit today, but it will no doubt freeze again tonight.
:: Riders
Cambo
:: E-Mail Contact
philcambers at hotmail dot com

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