Finally some snow in Scotland

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March 8th 2006
Published: March 10th 2006
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Looking over one of the runs out over the great glen itself

It's definately been a long time coming and for many hope had already been lost and they had resigned themselves to a season without snow and absolutely no chance of hitting the terrain in scotland on board/skis.
Last week however a cold front decided to bless the Highlands and a good bit of the rest of scotland with snow and plenty of it.
Taking advantage of the fact that I am indeed a student and can choose my own days off I headed out to Glencoe with a couple of mates. First ever experience of boarding on snow in Scotland and I was definately not dissappointed. The weather was quite dodgy but that added to the excitement. As did the rocks that we consistently had to dodge due to a slight lack of cover. The views were awesome though and my ability to turn on demand was definately improved.
The following week I headed to Glenshee with some more mates. Being the biggest ski area in scotland we were very excited. We got it really lucky a whole day of bright sunshine, blue skies and unbeatable views what more could you want. Got some decent runs in though the
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View from the chairlift - snow didn't quite come all the way up the hill which was a little wierd when you buy your lift pass but cant see snow??
tows were proving to be a bit demanding and quite busy. Luckily one chairlift was open and the skiers amongst us were more than happy to help us up the t bar. Another good day had by all.
And most recently a wee road trip to Cairngorm Mountain. I didn't realise just how much snow parts of Scotland had been getting until I got up there. It wasn't too busy the skies were reasonably clear and spirits were high. We hopped on the Funicular (what a god send) and were up near the top before we knew it. Man the snow conditions were perfect. Not too light not too icy the occasional stone to keep you on your toes and long demanding runs. Got too be the best day out of the three even though all of them were great. Once again the turning was improved a whole bit more and we even managed to squeeze in a first jump. Good times again.
So guys thats my excitement over for another week if any of you fancy a snow trip to scotland get here yesterday. another cold snap expected this weekend so hopefully this wont be the last you'll be
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Patsy preparing for a jump - this shot kinda gives you an idea of the state of the runs.
hearing of my playing in the good old white stuff.
Julie XXX

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A beautiful day at base camp Glenshee
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From the top of the sunnyside chairlift looking over towards Bucharts and Coire Asoda
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Looking up some of the runs
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Sarah, Helena, Laura and myself at the top of the Bucharts T-bar
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Really how good can the weather get
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View from the top of the funicular
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Patsy and Helen m=doing some symetrical boarding
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Patsy taking a fall we her usual style!!
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Stampy stuck in the snow
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Me taking a face plant
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Actually riding the board this time - the correct way up
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Helen Taking a jump
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Me Taking a jump
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Patsy Taking a jump

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