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WALES 2018/19: SNOW, IT'S NOT JUST FOR (A CHILD'S) CHRISTMAS IN WALES

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Mouse555 wrote:
Just had a quick look. Snowing heavily at Storey Arms with car temperature saying 0.5C.- freezing level lower than forecast it seems.

Rainfall radar looks like lots more precipitation left to fall so It could be on lads Very Happy


Brilliant.

I'm up for tomorrow.
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sleety snow at low level Merthyr, so Wednesday tempting up beacons, finger crossed
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Looks like possibility of some snow tonight/tomorrow morning as well.

Could be day of the season tomorrow! Hoping visibility/wind isn't too bad.

I've just finished in Bridgend so will stop by on my way home and see what's it's looking like.

Skis and boots in car (as always), so might have a mess about on the slopes down to Pont a Daf Very Happy
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Excellent. Look forward to the updates.

Will need to go early tomorrow to be back in Llandeilo by 1pm
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Sorry it's a bit late (internet connection is terrible).

Yeah I went up at lunchtime and snow was thawing up to about 600m (as predicted). Tried skiing the slopes by the path but snow had been blown off and what was left was quite sticky so it didn't really work that well. So I headed up higher and stumbled across this slope (not sure of the name) immediately south east of Corn Du. Snow wasn't quite as sticky but seemed like a lot more collected there than elsewhere.

I was a bit nervous about jumping in there because it's a bit steeper than anything i've done before in Wales Very Happy and obviously no base to dig into so turns were quite big. But after the first turn I was really surprised it seemed to ski quite well Very Happy

There were a couple slips and tumbles from scuffing rocks and getting caught up in thick heather but it's quite grassy so no damage done!


http://youtube.com/v/3E6yliqdqpo&feature=youtu.be

This was the scene at about 2pm - snow almost from top to bottom



This was top of the Pont a Daf path at about 3.30pm



And finally this was the scene on the way back at about 4.45pm. Big thaw of snow below 600m but video was recorded at about 4pm so definitely snow around up top.

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Can't wait for Mike's video. Plenty of falls, flips and flying skis Very Happy

Absolute pleasure to ski with the Beacons legend even if conditions weren't ideal!
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Can't wait for Mike's video. Plenty of falls, flips and flying skis Very Happy

Absolute pleasure to ski with the Beacons legend even if conditions weren't ideal!


Likewise. Always better skiing with company.

Better than being sat at home.
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Really interesting to see how much the condition of the snow impacts how easy it is to get the turns in. Probably about the same amount of snow today on that South East face but rain/drizzle overnight made it feel heavy/sticky and much harder to string a few together. Seems condition of the snow and terrain type play more of a role than depth in the Beacons?

Very interesting learning about history of Beacons skiing, good places to go when winds blowing from different directions and a bit about skiing in general. You should charge for this Mike Very Happy
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WEDNESDAY 13 MARCH 2019

A Day Late And A Buck Short Wink Smile

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Yours Truly


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Great to meet and ski with you Chris.

Fingers crossed for a few more days yet.
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Still kicking myself I didn't land that little jump Very Happy
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Looks like rain will turn to snow this evening over Beacons with freezing level dropping to 500m and temps below freezing tomorrow.

Don't think there'll be enough but will keep an eye on the radar before deciding whether to give it a look Very Happy

The aim is to reach 2 weeks Beacons skiing.. in a year where winter temperatures for Wales have been 1.7C above average (17th warmest on record). Very Happy
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Can't make it tomorrow Sad

Fingers crossed for you
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Sunny skies, cold, very little wind and a whopping 1cm of snow (possibly nearer 2cm on the top) snowHead

Thanks for the PM Mike - spot on. Some hills around Sennybridge had a light white covering (I don't normally see this), so was hoping there would be a lot more up high but wasn't the case today.

Did manage a little run across the Cefn Crew slopes but not one of the better days.. which is shame because everything else was perfect!

Next couple weeks are looking quite mild so 11 days in the Brecons may be it for the 2018-19 season.. we'll see Very Happy


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Well played boy.
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Probably going to try western Beacons a bit more next season... Especially weekends. Spent about 20 minutes trying to get out the carpark because people have parked in the turning area and managed to cause a traffic jam rolling eyes

At least 100 cars parked on the verge either side of the A470 when there's 4 empty lay-bys by the reservoir and the massive one about 30% full - 200 yards from the phone box.

Pen Y Fan seems to lose its charm on the weekends .
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