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denfinella


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30th Dec 2020
Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 13.51hrs on Sat 16 Jan 16
Excellent day at the Coe yesterday. Took snowblades which I should've known wouldn't take kindly to powder snow. Nevertheless, loads of good skiing to be had including the Main Basin and Happy Valley which opening mid-afternoon. Also the first time I've skied the Haggis Trap when it hasn't been filled in with snow!

Photos in the public reports.



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BennDavie


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 11.18hrs on Sun 17 Jan 16
Sort of a wicked day yesterday Beano not with us for a start to find the tasty lines was a downer, don't get me wrong 'twas sweet to see all our mateys from down the road, spent a lot of the time catching up an all that.
Skiing was challenging, visibility was typically poor, at best so not much exploring done . not much terrain available either unless your prepared to risk seriously knackering your kit on the baseless unconsolidated snow, plenty of UNMARKED hazards all over mid mountain, particularly on Mugs alley(aptly named ),even the plateau run was rough in places I have never seen it like this on opening weekend before.
Still the same broken bridges jutting out of the snow though, with added redundant fencing lying across mugs alley to spice things up a bit for the inexperienced.
We did find a couple of sweet lines through Rannoch glades,and down the gully that's usually the wall up-track, main basin was ok but not really ok ,every where else was hard graft and getting chewed up rapidly.
Had to knock it on the head early as I need my legs for the day job.
There were people still going up as we left at 2 oclockish .

Cannae wait for a decent dump.
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Andy


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 15.21hrs on Sat 30 Jan 16
opening sunday by the looks of things!

alan


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 13.57hrs on Sun 31 Jan 16
Main Basin T-bar up and running at Glencoe with the full Summit to carpark vertical of 2400ft being done.



View cams: [www.winterhighland.info]




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BennDavie


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 21.05hrs on Sun 31 Jan 16

Sweet day today. Aye top to bottom, rocky and wind scoured between the usual catchments, but where there was snow, it was pretty damned fine. Soft and deep like.Excellent stuff, Almost good light most of the day too.
Missed all our down the road mates though. C'mon lads and lasses you can do better than this.
Before all the fekin Ski Sundayers get here.
Place looked Fakin Sweet on the telly too.Shame we dont live closer eh?.
More white stuff on the way. HAPPY DAYS.

THIS land IS OUR land.

alan


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 23.58hrs on Tue 2 Feb 16
There has been 3 to 4 inches of new snow in the carpark already tonight, possibility of more to come looking at the radar.

It's been a case of play while you can recently, so if you are able to - take advantage of Wednesday's weather window.





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alan


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 08.40hrs on Wed 3 Feb 16
A nice morning at Glencoe, Access Chair, Platuea Poma and Coire Pollach due on for 9am. Quite a bit of work needed further up, but staff hope to get Wall and Main Basin T-bars on later.





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alan


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 11.37hrs on Wed 3 Feb 16
Main Basin T-bar is now up and running at Glencoe. Cams: [www.winterhighland.info]





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alan


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 20.42hrs on Thu 4 Feb 16
Mild and drizzly at the moment going from the base AWS and radar, more rain overnight so check in the morning.

Doesn't look like a day for an early start as the models have the cold front coming through around opening time, and it could be very squally perhaps 50 gusting 70mph+ for a spell, but should quite suddenly veer towards the West and moderate behind the cold front during the morning. Beyond a more promising looking spell of weather.

tim1mw


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 23.13hrs on Thu 4 Feb 16
Keeping my fingers crossed for next week, i'll be dropping into the hobbit holes wednesday and thursday evening with the hope of getting a few turns.

muzza


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12th Sep 2020
Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 17.11hrs on Sat 6 Feb 16
Any news on Cliffy?

For a normally quite media savvy crowd at Glencoe they've been very quiet on this topic. I'm worried it's out for the season or, even worse, terminal.

igloo4you


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17th Jan 2021
Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 17.21hrs on Sat 6 Feb 16
Posted on Facebook about it a couple of times. Major gearbox issue, it's currently being re-built, shouldn't be long now. We don't have a date yet for it coming back but are doing everything we can to ensure it is done as speedily as possible.

alan


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 17.51hrs on Sat 6 Feb 16
Looks like there should already have been an inch or so since close of play and there is a fairly heavy band of precipitation nearing Glencoe (and will reach Nevis soon after).

After that some showers overnight, but real interest kicks off pre dawn with clusters of heavy precipitation becoming established over the West. NMM and Euro4 mesoscale model particularly bullish for tomorrow morning, should be regular fresh tracks - but the wind might be marginal particularly pm.

Ad_Hynkel


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5th Dec 2020
Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 21.46hrs on Mon 8 Feb 16
Things were looking much better on the webcams today. Forecast to keep the temps down for a while too. What a relief. Wed day off negotiated...

alan


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 22.32hrs on Mon 8 Feb 16
A few photos courtesy of Glencoe and sadly not my camera today:
[www.winterhighland.info]




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