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CairnGorm Mountain // Friday 5th April 2019
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The traverse was groomed several times in the afternoon. The WWP and ptarmigan bowl were also groomed but not opened, presumably in preparation for Saturday.

 
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Report
:: Snow Cover
Most Terrain has Good Cover.
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
4
:: Weather Conditions
Windy and Misty at first, then glimpses of sun from around 11: 30am. By 2pm the wind had dropped significantly and the M1 Poma was able to open. By 3pm it was blue skies!
+5oc (estimate) at 650m, freezing level at around 1000m.
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Powder/packed powder at the summit with lots of snow formations along the snow fences. The mid-level runs were quite good - some louse, but heavy spring snow on a packed, hard base. Lower down it was slush, but certainly skiable. Off Piste high up is great, but the heaviness of the snow made offpiste below 900m pretty challenging.

A snow park was open on the Cas, near the top. Apparently one of the pistenbully operators was working on it till 11pm on the Thursday night - credit to him and all the other staff. They certainly put some effort in to snow farm where the could to ensure lifts were in use.
:: Riders
Jonathan Cook
This report was posted by 01cookjk at 10.15hrs on Sat 6th Apr 19