Day 6 of Scottish Season 15/16. Last night I’d seen the pictures coming from a sunny Monday at Glencoe. So after breakfast and goodbyes to friends in Aviemore, I hit the foggy roads an cut across the country for Glencoe. The road from Newtonmore to Fort William is absolutely stunning. White capped hills glistened against blue skies above low lying fog banks. The lochs lay flat calm and were a real distraction as I had to keep stopping to photograph them.
2 hours later I was at Glencoe and the sun was shining. The fresh snow had improved conditions since my last visit on Friday. There was no wind to speak of and the upper mountain was the place to be. The Wall t-bar is still the only access to the upper mountain since the Cliffy has a sick gearbox. Conditions were fantastic in Main Basin, with firm skier packed snow and pockets of fresh. But it was Spring Run that stood out as it often does. Puffy clumps of powder on a good base made for a fine ride down the mountain towards a much improved Mugs Alley. It no long had rivers running through it, but had filled back up with snow.
Temperatures were comfortably cool with no wind to speak of. Snow covered the plateau, but not as far as the carpark and although the centre could do with much more snow, nearly all of the mountain is accessible. Definitely a case of West is best!