Saturday, April 28, 2012

Stunning conditions.

(Above) The Northern Corries from Loch Morlich this morning.
(Above) Telephoto shot of Braeriach from Whitewell. Excellent cover.
(Above) The crags of Coire an-t Sneachda from the slopes of Cairngorm.
(Above) Early tracks off the summit of Cairngorm. Looking towards Coire Raibert and Carn Etchachan. 'Dude' skiing on telemark gear.
                                                (Above) Taking ownership. A job well done!
              (Above) Carn Etchachan from the snow pit site at the top of the steep part of Coire Raibert

Fabulous conditions today. Cold powdery snow pretty much everywhere at first, making all turns on skis distinctly flattering. The snow got a little cruddy lower down as the temperature rose during the day. Several camel trains of ski-tourers seen heading for Ben Macdui. Most off piste ski runs close to the ski area were tracked out by late morning. Both upper car parks on Cairngorm full on Saturday with overflow parking on the approach road. Sunday weather forecast looking good