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England - Sat 14th Feb 2009
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 23.15hrs on Sat 14th Feb 09

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Langleeford to Cheviot and down South face of Cheviot and back to car park
:: Weather Conditions
Overcast with some bright spells, cloud level at about 700 metres. Freezing levels probably just above summit of Cheviot
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Generally thawing snow pack but good skiing on drift lines on upper mountain. Still good snow depths lower down and it is possible to ski back to Langleeford but too soft/heavy to give good ski conditions. Top of Cheviot is loaded with snow
:: Skiers/Riders
Sledger
:: E-Mail Contact
sledger at theearthworks dot wanadoo dot co dot uk

England - Sat 7th Feb 2009
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 17.39hrs on Sat 7th Feb 09

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
DARTMOOR. Skis on at Belstone Services on the A30, as all the usual walkers' carparks for the moor snowbound. Skied along Tavistock road for few hundred metres, then straight up to Sourton Tors, into the snowbowl below Corn Ridge, traversed to Great Links Tor more or less following line of old peat railway. Return by same route, with some playing around in the snow bowl.
:: Weather Conditions
Overcast and mist at first, with sharp snow shower, clear and sun later.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Deep powder had firmed overnight. Short shower as we left added an inch of fresh to give near perfect nordic touring conditions. Normally on Dartmoor only a few small areas of short-cropped grass are skiable (and then only every 5 years or so) with the few inches of cover which is usually the most we ever get. This dump has buried the deep tussocky grass which covers most of the moor, and has opened up virtually the whole moor for nordic tourers. Nothing like this since (probably) 1978-9.
:: Skiers/Riders
Chris & Teresa
:: E-Mail Contact
christophera dot butchers at btinternet dot com

England - Mon 2nd Feb 2009
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 15.53hrs on Fri 6th Feb 09

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
North Downs into Guildford town centre
:: Weather Conditions
Snowing until dark. Temp around freezing
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
1.5ft plus of soft fluffy snow. Nicely compacted on roads and later some of the hills

England - Sat 5th Apr 2008
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 16.51hrs on Sun 6th Apr 08
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Ashdown Forest, Sussex, England. GR437325. East of Ashdown Forest visitor centre at Broadstone Warren. Snowboarding the ride/path marked on 1: 25k map.
:: Weather Conditions
Overcast, light snow. 0c. Snowing as I left at 4pm
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
3 inches of snow at 180m asl. Medium texture. Less wet than last week's attempt to snow. Snow covering the area down to 50m asl. Run is snow-cover rutted turg with heathery margins. Good fun, odd patch of mud near springs and puddles. Managed to get some slashes in on drifts. Tangled with deeper heather and lost.
Drove back over Kidd's Hill, Gills Lap, Kings Standing. Plent of snow to X-C along road sides and along the rides. Wish I had some X-C kit.
:: Skiers/Riders
Nick Jones on K2 Ultima. Mystery rider on K2 Recon Riser
:: E-Mail Contact
nickmacjones at gmail dot com

England - Sat 4th Mar 2006
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 16.03hrs on Mon 6th Mar 06

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Buckden Pike - Yorkshire Dales
From top of rd between Buckden Pike and Great Wernside
:: Weather Conditions
Clear blue skies
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Thin getting better
:: Skiers/Riders
Mark. Shell and Helen
:: E-Mail Contact
mark dot lampard at coda dot com

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