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Glencoe // Thursday 4th April 2019
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The canyon. Skiable back to chairlift if you plan your route first!

   
View up from the carpark in the afternoon.

The PB240 chillin' by the snowfactory outlet.

Return to Acsess chair via the Plateau Poma uptrack, which was in great shape except for the first 50m

Top of the spring run.

A close view of the snowfactory snow for anyone who is interested. Freshly made!

It was fun standing below this artificial shower of snow.

Top of the main basin. Everything was coated in ice.

View from the bottom of the spring run to the plateau.

View of the uptrack. Andy is on the t-bar there, off to the summit to get some photos.

The route back to the Main Basin T-Bar from Happy Valley/Main Basin is open and fully groomed.

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Report
:: Snow Cover
Mostly Skiable - Some Areas Thin/Narrow
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
4
:: Weather Conditions
Misty and cloudy at first, hill frog from 800m and up. Cold with the freezing level at 500m, rising to 800m in the afternoon. Not too windy, expect for the walk over to the spring run. Heavy Snow showers at 12: 15pm and 3: 30pm, both for around 30mins. Sunny intervals between 2: 45-3: 30pm.
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Great snow cover from 850m and up.

Upper runs: A hard packed base, icy in isolated spots with a mixed covering of granular snow and fresh powder which kept conditions fresh all day long. Some big 'Rollers' in Happy Valley, which was officially shut, but definitely skiable.

Mid runs: Same as above, but no powder. Canyon, The Wall and Wall crossover all had goods snow. Mugs alley was broken over a 30m section between to top of Coire Pollach and the snowfactory Snow.

The snowfactory was on a defrost cycle today, it has to do so every 20-40 days to prevent components from getting too iced up. It was running from 2pm onwards and thru thursday night.
:: Riders
Jonathan Cook, Pablo Rodriguez
This report was posted by 01cookjk at 10.42hrs on Sat 6th Apr 19