Fortunately the winds were not as bad as forecast in the shelter of the Coire Cas ski area and as far as I could see the snow cover hasn't suffered too much. We had really good cramponing conditions for the first day of our Winter Mountaineering course. Care had to be taken with any ice axe braking due to the hard icy snow and rocky run-outs. It turned colder with snow flurries during the afternoon with snow drifting into hollows. Similar conditions forecast for tomorrow with more snow on the higher tops then with low level snow is forecast for Saturday.
Still having problems with Winternet though I've now reinstalled WinXP and some of my software so I will hopefully be able get everything up and running again...!