31st December 2022
It was a cold day with light winds and sunshine. There was a very icy crust to the snowpack after yesterday’s rain was followed by low temperatures overnight and today. The crust got thinner as I ascended where the snowpack didn’t get so wet and was breakable in places but required crampons in other places. It felt very icy on skis! There were isolated areas of windslab in places sheltered from the South-West wind which was strong when this snow fell yesterday evening; much better skiing here.
It was good to see the new Rannoch chair open for the first time meaning no significant queues for lifts despite just the plateau area being open. Some nice skiing conditions where groomed but icy elsewhere at this level as mentioned above.
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