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Weardale // Saturday 4th December 2010
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M1 F2 - the new way down. Opens the top tow up to all.

Quiet on the plateau - new old basher by F2, F1 and hut in background.

West Piste with added anti sour fencing, new west line fencing from the Wild West just visible.

And then there were two - the old Yad PB200 moves to Durham.

F2 base station

East Piste - best line was down the west side of the hut.

40 people max - orderly queueing by F1

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:: Snow Cover
Most Terrain has Good Cover.
:: Surface Conditions (out of 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
Report Edited Once. Last edited by oldagedpredator: 2010-12-06 16:50:00

This report was posted by oldagedpredator at 19.02hrs on Sat 4th Dec 10