With a good forecast but a high freezing level and lots of fresh snow around we decided that we didn’t want to be wading around in deep snow or getting up early after the previous day on Ben Nevis. Due to this we decided to go to Glencoe Mountain Resort for some skiing, which turned out to be a fantastic decision.
After queueing for 1h30 to get our hire kit we eventually got on the chairlift and headed up to the ski area, the snow cover was fantastic. Unlike last time all the runs were open and you could see the summit. In the morning there were long queues for the chairlift due to the main basin t-bar being shut so I stayed on the upper mountain where there we only small queues. In the afternoon the main basin t-bar opened and meant that the queues on the lower mountain reduced significantly.
The snow quality was fantastic and in the afternoon I managed two runs from the summit to the bottom of main basin almost on entirely virgin snow! At the end of the day I got one of the last lifts up to the summit and skied all the way down to the car park. This was mostly on good snow with some combat skiing on the final section. This was a fantastic descent which involved 2700ft of vertical descent!