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Clashindarroch - Sun 2nd Jan 2011
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 19.14hrs on Sun 2nd Jan 11

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Three laps of the Haute Route first anticlockwise via Highland Fling, 2nd Clockwise via Timberline, SnowGoose, Highland Fling and Rollercoaster third anticlockwise via Herringbone Hill
:: Weather Conditions
Snow showers, -1C in the carpark
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
About 1inch of fresh over a hard and icy base
:: Skiers/Riders
Me and HNSC on my third circuit
:: E-Mail Contact
d dot horsley at abdn dot ac dot uk

Clashindarroch - Thu 30th Dec 2010
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 15.53hrs on Thu 30th Dec 10

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Car park to Carpark double circuit. Haute Route anticlockwise via Normans way and Herringbone Hill, then reversed it and went clockwise but came back via Highland Fling
:: Weather Conditions
Started off sunny ended in drizzle, with mizzle in between. +4C first thing, +6C when I left
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Hard fast and icy first thing - great conditions, just soft enough to get a track ski edge in which made thew downhill fun, but controlable. Softened and slowed by late afternoon, but still good. All main trails still complete but some thin sections.
:: Skiers/Riders
Me
:: E-Mail Contact
d dot horsley at abdn dot ac dot uk

Clashindarroch - Tue 28th Dec 2010
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 09.14hrs on Wed 29th Dec 10

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Houte Route via Herringbone hill, back via Short Cut. Went up and down Herringbone Hill a few times as the slow conditions nad the pisting made the downhill on track skis doable
:: Weather Conditions
Damp - sleet at carpark level, snowing on the higher trails, temp 1.5C at the car park
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Slow, sticky and soft, but nicely pisted with two sets of tracks cut on main trails via Highland Fling and Herringbone hill and Norman's Way just packed with the Skidoo (thanks Pete). Trails complete, but entrance getting thin.
:: Skiers/Riders
Dave, Rory and Phil
:: E-Mail Contact
d dot horsley at abdn dot ac dot uk

Clashindarroch - Sun 12th Dec 2010
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 16.43hrs on Sun 12th Dec 10

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Haute Route via Highland Fling
:: Weather Conditions
Cold (+2C at carpark) with showers of sleet at carpark, snow on the higher trails
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Hard and icy on the lower trails which softened, upper trails had a thinlayer of new snow
:: Skiers/Riders
Dave H., Phil and Rory
:: E-Mail Contact
d dot horsley at abdn dot ac dot uk

Clashindarroch - Fri 3rd Dec 2010
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 19.41hrs on Fri 3rd Dec 10

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Short Cut trail, Haute Route, Timberline snowfield, Snowgoose, Haute Route, Short Cut trail.
:: Weather Conditions
Temp minus 3C at 11.30am at Car Park at 360m. Probably colder in valley!
Fresh SW'ly wind causing slight drifting on exposed areas. No precipitation.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
From conditions observed it is reasonable to say all trails complete. Most have not been skied recently, but snow was compacting well under tramlines. Snow conditions: slow but slidey powder. Depth 0.5-0.6m on trails, 0.6-0.7m on Timberline snowfield. Area seems to have been too far west to catch the past two days' snowfalls, hence only modest increase in depth, but who's complaining! Open hill uniformly white -- should make for superb touring if and when it stabilises and consolidates further. See "Clashindarroch conditions 2010-2011" thread re road and car park.
:: Skiers/Riders
Timberline.

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