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Scottish Highlands (Other) - Wed 23rd Nov 2016
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 21.53hrs on Wed 23rd Nov 16

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Lawers group from the NTS carpark. Skiied Beinn Ghlas, Meall Corranaich and Meall a Choire Leith.
:: Weather Conditions
Blue skies and light winds.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Snow cover above 600m. Tussocks showing through in many places. Some south facing slopes had a thicker layer of windblown snow. I was able to do almost the whole route with skis on.
:: Skiers/Riders
Tom Rowntree
:: E-Mail Contact
tomrowntree at hotmail dot com

Scottish Highlands (Other) - Wed 10th Feb 2016
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 13.56hrs on Fri 12th Feb 16

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Chno Dearg from SE avoiding Ghlas Choire due to unconsolidated windblown snow.
:: Weather Conditions
Largely clear with 30mph wind on top
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
A little bit of fresh snow previous night. Hard but not icy in an odd place. Heather skiing down to 425m.
:: Skiers/Riders
Eagle Ski Club Party

Scottish Highlands (Other) - Tue 9th Feb 2016
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 12.02hrs on Fri 12th Feb 16

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Ben Alder from Loch Ossian
There is now a private estate road to 470m on the north bank of Uisge Labhair where there is a hydro intake. Corrour Estate offer various self catering properties. It is possible to cross the Uisge Labhair about 25m downstream of the intake or further upstream. We crossed at 530m and 555m. We took the NW facing slope west of 1056 spot height for ascent and decent as being stable and direct.
:: Weather Conditions
The best day moved as the forecast changed however we had rare bright and sunny conditions returning before clag came in late pm.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Good wide cover down to 750m with a snow/heather traverse from Bealach Cumhann for about 2km.
:: Skiers/Riders
Eagle Ski Club Party

Scottish Highlands (Other) - Sun 31st Jan 2016
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 12.32hrs on Tue 2nd Feb 16

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
The Moy Wall, Creag Meagaidh.

Starting nearly 1km west of Moy near the Creag Meagaidh sign we skinned east of Lochan na Calliche then clockwise to Creag na Cailliche. We followed the wall for about 2?k and then skinned on round to the Creag Meagaidh cairn. The wall acted like a snow fence giving us sufficient width for a descent. The west facing sloped between 700m and 1000m in Moy Coire were pretty bare.
:: Weather Conditions
Weather

Sunday was the lull in the stormy weather.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Much of the snow we skied on came down on Friday and Saturday nights. The wall had happily stopped it all blowing away in the 130kph winds.
:: Skiers/Riders
Eagle ski Club Party

Scottish Highlands (Other) - Sun 31st Jan 2016
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 12.20hrs on Tue 2nd Feb 16
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
The Moy Wall, Creag Meagaidh.

Starting nearly 1km west of Moy near the Creag Meagaidh sign we skinned east of Lochan na Calliche then clockwise to Creag na Cailliche. We followed the wall for about 2?k and then skinned on round to the Creag Meagaidh cairn. The wall acted like a snow fence giving us sufficient width for a descent. The west facing sloped between 700m and 1000m in Moy Corrie were pretty bare.
:: Weather Conditions
Sunday was the lull in the stormy weather.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Much of the snow we skied on came down on Friday and Saturday nights. The wall had happily stopped it all blowing away in the 130kph winds.
:: Skiers/Riders
Eagle Ski Club Party

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