Flattering to deceive
30th January 2015
One day I’ll do it, it’s just a matter of time. I have this fantasy that I’ll be able to ski the trees somewhere on our patch at Creag Meagaidh…at least once. (Properly ski them, not just a couple of desperate turns to avoid tree roots and boulders). Almost managed it in the winter of 2009/10 but the snowpack had full ‘trouser-filling’ potential so had to pass on it.
However, there is an area of birch woodland in Coire Chrannaig which showed promise today, or so I thought….Open tree cover from 500m down to 350m over half a kilometre (not much vertical but good enough for Scotland) + pretty good new snow cover = game on, surely?
Deep, wet porridge with a soft crust beneath 10cms of fresh stuff does-not-a-good-ski-descent-make. Flattering to deceive again.
(I fully expect to be inundated with messages claiming successful glade skiing at Creag Meagaidh. Your claims will be no good without photographic evidence!)
Comments on this post
Got something to say? Leave a comment