A bit of a late update as it’s almost 12 months since the start of last season.
Yet the early Winter of 2017-18 was epic for Shropshire Skiing, serving up 4 days of touring straight, including a genuine powder day. It kicked off with snow falling on December the 8th tempting me in to some touch light skiing up the Wrekin.
Saturday was a tad milder and murky but I was tempted to have a look at South Shropshire and the usual suspects.
Snow fell overnight and into Sunday making the roads difficult, but by the afternoon it has eased off enough to make a trip to the Wrekin worth a try. The side paths were empty with lovely cold snow. The main path was busy, almost pisted by all the walkers, with a few boarders and skiers taking advantage. I couldn’t resist dropping off the side to sample some Shropshire tree skiing !
Monday was the day. More snow overnight but dawning clear, if windy. Emma and I hooked up and we headed up the Caradoc eventually scoring some pleasantly steep powder turns off the Little Caradoc.
Emma had to head back, but with plenty of light I decided on a solo skin up the Lawley. In the past the grassy slopes are a good bet and they didn’t disappoint today. For the first time I wished for better over my ancient Salomon 1080 rock ski’s.