Boxing Day Calorie Burning

26th December 2021

It was another cold and windy day with light snowfall and persistent drifting of deposits. Visibility was poor at altitude but it was fairly clear that the winds have stripped most slopes, only leaving drifts in the most sheltered locations. In these places, stability was poor. It was fairly quiet on the hills – just a couple of keen ski mountaineers spotted, out burning off the Christmas Calories. It was a different story back down at the ski area with lots of families braving the wind and snow, trying out the new sledges and having a go at skiing…

Much lighter winds tomorrow with a gradually rising freezing level. Limited photo opportunities today – poor camera took a battering in the snow – short video clip of weather conditions below.

A couple of keen ski mountaineers out burning the Christmas Calories off…

Evidence of strong winds – Raised ski tracks. Compressed snow remains when softer snow has been stripped.

More evidence of strong winds – Eroded snow drift.



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