The hill mist burnt off quite quickly giving a slightly over cast middle of the day then the sun cam out mid afternoon. Only a little fresh snow over night to freshen things up but there was still plenty of fresh tracks to be found especially in Jeans Bowl and the Fiacaill Ridge though by the end of the day much of this had been travelled. The lady was much improved.
We skied the M2 and day lodge but to be honest it was not worth it. The top of the M2 between the new fencing was great but then got rocky at the steep section. The Day lodge is only half width and a bit firm under foot with some death cookies.
To-day was the kids race for the local primary schools. They were using the area between the cas up and down ropes. A surprisingly well behaved bunch and polite in the queues. I am sure it will be a bit different tomorrow when the secondary school kids arrive to race down the White lady.
The weather has turned cold and the snow canons were getting turned on. By the end of play with the sun going down it was decidedly nippy.
I would estimate 70% of the area is now superb skiing, 10% thin and rocky and the rest not bad at all. If they could only get the WWP running.....
In their defence I did see the WWP rope running a number of times in the last couple of weeks so it was checked once the new motor was fitted. Something must have gone wrong since then. I was glad Colin posted the reason for the Ciste area not been open this morning on the CG face book page. It gives some credibility to their reports. It was a bit off blaming avalanche risk yesterday.
kids race in the cas
Gun Barrel, nice soft snow
Jeans Bowl, where most of the advanced skiers were playing
The old Fiacaill run, great fresh snow stashes here up till the end of the day.
The M2 was wide down to the steep part then got a bit ropey. The day lodge was narrow and hard. I would only recommend it as an end of day run to get back to the car park or to the Store House for lunch.
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