A day on An Teallach is never wasted, and despite concerns of finding white concrete in the gullies, we gave it a go. We chose Toll an Lochain as it is more open, and hopefully the warmer air would soften the snow. What we found in the shade was softer than expected, with an icy sheen on top. This sheen was irrelevant when booting up, but noticeable on the way down on ski.
Our first run was the (as far as I am aware) unnamed gully on Sail Liath. Some nice snow high up where the sun had got to it, followed by the crusty stuff in the middle, with it softening up lower down. We weren't convinced the snow was going to get much better, but made our way up Central Gully. The snow turned out to be better, and we called it a day whilst things were looking good!