/ Gorms plateau for ski touring

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The plateau was totally white today. I don't think the base is great and I'm not sure how deep the snow is but touring looked good today.
dmhigg - on 22 Apr 2012
In reply to nickinscottishmountains: Very good, but sticky. I put skis on/off at the first zig zag in Coire Cas, and then up Macdhui and back. Excellent cover, but even with my downhill teles I only needed skins to the top of Fiacaill a Choire Chais. Very quiet, good visibility, crowds on Cairngorm. Skiing down the top of Coire Cas was like ploughing through wet cement.
James Edwards - on 22 Apr 2012
In reply to dmhigg:
Thanks for the info. Fingers crossed that it will stay covered (forecast indicates a top up). I'm hoping to get out in the evening after work on the planks avec head torch. What a bizarre end to a terrible touring season!
James
dmhigg - on 23 Apr 2012
In reply to James Edwards: It might be better at night. Sunday was quite warm: the longish descent off the N. top was a bit colder and good skiing.
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AG - on 24 Apr 2012
In reply to dmhigg: I was up skiing (on the runs) with my kid on sunday . I did manage to hike to the summit and ski off the top down the north side - it was excellent. Snow was soft but quite silky/ spring like. The cover should improve this week above 800m or so.
Some reports on winterhighland from the weekend over the back.

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