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Weardale - Sat 2nd Feb 2019
Posted by: oldagedpredator at 20.12hrs on Sat 2nd Feb 19

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:: Snow Cover
Mostly Skiable - Some Areas Thin/Narrow
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
4
:: Weather Conditions
Someone released the Bluebird
:: Snow Conditions & Info
F1 runs - thin, fast with bristles and shallow stashes. Excellent fun. The snow was very good; just not very thick.

F2 runs - mild combat skiing down the two main lines either side of the tow.
:: Riders
Around 120 members out

Weardale - Thu 22nd Jan 2015
Posted by: oldagedpredator at 21.00hrs on Thu 22nd Jan 15

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:: Snow Cover
Most Terrain has Good Cover.
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
4
:: Weather Conditions
Mostly clear and sunny with high cloud. About -4degC.
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Good conditions off F1 with all of the lower runs being groomed to full width. Layer of machine packed snow over frozen grass. Ice patches in places where the boggy parts of the fell have frozen up. Fast skiing.

Off F2 it was a bit more challenging, narrow (in places) but good skiing on the usual lines. The run out to the Wild West at the head of the valley had been pisted. Thin cover but entertaining. Far East run was more combat skiing.

:: Riders
60+

Weardale - Sat 13th Dec 2014
Posted by: oldagedpredator at 21.17hrs on Sat 13th Dec 14

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:: Snow Cover
Broken & Patchy. Very Limited Terrain.
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
3
:: Weather Conditions
Cold bright and sunny, cloud coming in through morning. Cloud base to top of F1 after lunch. The odd light snow shower.
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Probably borderline 2 - 3. Good snow but thinly spread.

F1 runs pisted out to give reasonable but tufty in places skiing. Better first thing when it was still cold.

F2 running, better skiing off F1. M2 snow farmed but a bit too patchy down the bulldozed line for my liking.

Tow road was sporting with winter tyres - a day for 4wd or chains.
:: Riders
35ish

Weardale - Sun 5th Feb 2012
Posted by: oldagedpredator at 21.32hrs on Mon 6th Feb 12

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:: Snow Cover
Limited Terrain Complete/Open.
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
3
:: Weather Conditions
Cool and clear blue with high cloud coming in from the west and a bit of a breeze
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Alpine sky over Pennine snow. Another miss on the big snow fall front but enough fell to freshen everything up nicely. Enough snow to give four differnt lines off F1 (lower tow) and some adventurous(!) lines from F2 (upper tow) although the M1's cover was thin and rocky.

Three or four boarders went for a ramble round to the sunny side, most people did rounds of F1. The lack of a base and some tussocky steeps made F2 runs a bit more interesting. One or two people out in the wild west to the head of the valley but not really anything to find. Gully not in condition.

Being north facing kept temperatures low and made the most of the cover. By mid afternoon the F1 base station area had become a bit muddy and some shoveling was done to patch up.

200 people turned up acording to the club's snow report. Queues were never huge. Most people seemed to ski until early afternoon and numbers had dropped right back by 3pm.

Runs of the day:
F1 - East, tow top start. No one seemd to do the hutside of the fence start.
F1 - Mid west.
F1 - Far west.
:: Riders
Me and others

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