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Lake District - Mon 2nd Feb 2009
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 20.16hrs on Mon 2nd Feb 09

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Up and down 'Little Cockup' (400m amsl) in the Bassenthwaite valley.
:: Weather Conditions
What a difference a day makes! Woke up this morning to 10 c.m. of fresh snow at valley level. Decided to take my 5 month old daughter out for her first ski with Mum in tow. Fine weather with a fresh eastly breese.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
5-10c.m. of fresh powdery snow on a frozen grass base. The high fells are getting plastered!
:: Skiers/Riders
Gordie, Lucy and baby Katy : -)
:: E-Mail Contact
gordon_oliver at hotmail dot com

Lake District - Sun 1st Feb 2009
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 20.56hrs on Sun 1st Feb 09

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Honister mines to Green Gable at the head of the Borrowdale valley.
:: Weather Conditions
Strong cold eastly wind. Sunny spells with freezing around 500m
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
The recent freeze thaw cycles have further consolidate the snow pack, making for a bullet proof fast surface. The deep numerous drifts are huge and look set for the season... hopefully. With further snow forcast this week the best season in 20 odd years continues in the Lake's
:: Skiers/Riders
Gordie
:: E-Mail Contact
gordon_oliver at hotmail dot com

Lake District - Fri 23rd Jan 2009
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 20.55hrs on Fri 23rd Jan 09

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Set of for a quick tour with the snow kite up Clough Head and Great Dodd the Fells just north of the Lake District Ski Cub tow on Raise. Hit the snow at around 300m and kited the few miles over Clough Head (726m) and then up to Great Dodd (857m)
:: Weather Conditions
Great weather in the morning with sunny spells and a 20 m.p.h. westly, cloud base clear of the summits and freezing around 400m. Snow showers and an increasing wind after mid day made for some scary kite runs!
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Fantastic! Above around 500m the days of strong winds and almost constant snow showers have led to drifts of 1m or more common place. Any North/ East facing slope above the snow line are loaded with snow, with gully's and streams filed flat and some fantstic and rare decent lines opened up all over the Lake District for those willing to earn their turns : -)
:: Skiers/Riders
Gordie
:: E-Mail Contact
gordon_oliver at hotmail dot com

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