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North Pennines 2015/16
Date Posted: 19.39hrs on Sun 22 Nov 15
Yad moss sneaked first lift served this year. Fairly challenging conditions but nice to get the skis on again pics and report on the public page.

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Re: North Pennines 2015/16
Date Posted: 15.24hrs on Mon 23 Nov 15

I'm intrigued by this reference in the report:

Also the wet snow tended to stick to the piste badger so plenty of bare patches.

Is the piste badger a new form of environmentally friendly piste preparer? Or perhaps it's the snow sport equivalent of the Roomba.

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Re: North Pennines 2015/16
Date Posted: 00.35hrs on Wed 25 Nov 15
Just watch out for those snow badgers... eye popping smiley

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Re: North Pennines 2015/16
Date Posted: 11.52hrs on Wed 25 Nov 15
As a snowweasel, I know those snow badgers can be tricky to spot!

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Re: North Pennines 2015/16
Date Posted: 22.02hrs on Tue 16 Feb 16
Dredging this thread up - there have been some good conditions this past week with tows running at all the club sites AFAIK and great weather at times. I've been restricted to some "touring" - good conditions on some of the estate/forest/old rail tracks for those of an XC persuasion, and had a short skive off to the top of the old Teesdale ski area (Three Pikes) and the top of Chapel Fell (above Weardale club tows) in glorious weather on Monday afternoon - both out and back from the top of the St John's - Langdon Beck road. Both days snow quality was great, more of it on Monday than the weekend though more wind effected (not always a bad thing). Freezing level has shot up today but fingers crossed Thursday may see a return of good conditions. Definitely worth getting out if that is the case.
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