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This is a bit of a good news bad news update.
The good news is that we reckon we have more snow than at any point last season. Enough snow in fact that the skidoo driver couldn't get up the Poma uptrack without banging his head on the cable.
The bad news is that we suffered extensive storm damage on Thursday.
The tally of damage is as follows:-
- The shed (Chizzy's shed) at the bottom of the access chair which houses the main control panel for the chair was completely destroyed.
Picture from early yesterday morning
- The shed at the bottom of the Poma was also blown away.
- The Cliffy drive station roof has also dissapeared.
- and we have had a number of derailments.
Compounding all this we still have no power in the valley so have been working by generator and flashlight.
The staff have worked flat out all day to get a new cabin in place and re-wire the control panel at the bottom of the access chair and at around 8pm this evening we got the chair running again.
The plan for today is to safety test the access chair, sort out the derailments, build a new Poma shed and rewire it's control panel.
If we get the power back on and can complete this work we plan to open on Sunday for summit to car park skiing.
Thanks for your patience. Ski patrol will be able to access the hill tomorrow to provide a full run report.
[From the Team at Glencoe Mountain]