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CairnGorm Mountain // Saturday 16th March 2019
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Thankfully some rocks still poked through at the top of the old Fiacaill t-bar. This was the worst visibility.

Torin getting ready to shred the fresh in Jean's bowl.

Best powder I have ever skied at Cairngorm

The heather and boulders were filling in at the bottom of Jean's bowl.

Getting the West Wall Poma ready.

Ciste t-bar was spinning after lunch

The age old,

WWP was being de-iced.

 
Looking up the Ciste fairway

 
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Report
:: Snow Cover
Excellent Cover
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
3
:: Weather Conditions
Heavy snowfall all day with very poor visibility. Windy at times but not too strong. Snow down to Loch Morlich.
:: Snow Conditions & Info
The cover was excellent on all open runs and improved throughout the day with around 30cm falling. Under-ski, the snow was quite slow and wet. In the morning you could get thrown about quite a bit when you skied across hard pisted snow onto areas of soft fresh snow. This wouldn't have been such an issue if you could see where you were going. Fiacaill Traverse onto Jean's Bowl was the best I have ever skied it. Incredible snow cover in the bowl with the bouldery and heathery patch towards the Fiacaill poma filled in by the end of the day. Few were skiing it as you had to know your way, keeping high and traversing to where the old Fiacaill T-bar ran to before dropping down to Jean's bowl. White lady and M1 were good with the best, drier snow higher up. Ciste t-bar came on after lunch and there was lovely powder in the Ciste bowl if you trusted your skiing in the poor visibility. They were working on de-icing and pisting the uptrack for the WWP, but this never came on. Car Park T-bar, Cas t-bar, M1 poma and eventually the Ciste t-bar were open for uplift. Runs open were Cas, M1, White Lady, 105, gunbarrel, zigzags, fiacaill travers, lower slopes and ciste fairway (M2 and over yonder were ready to go but no West Wall Poma).
:: Riders
Gordie Bryce & Torin Moffat
This report was posted by GordieB at 20.10hrs on Sun 17th Mar 19