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20 minutes ago, Ed Stone said:

I would have thought that the most objective measure of Climate Change would be an increase in the altitude at which the heaviest snowfalls are recorded (somewhere close to the freezing-level?)... and, of course, of the snowline?:unsure2:

And, when that altitude-of-maximum-snow rises above that of the ski resorts...it'll be curtains?!:oldsad:

Pretty much, that's why were seeing a lot of diversification into other sports, mountain biking being a prime example.

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It's snowing (showers) in NW Scotland now. Showers offshore are showing as sleet at sea level so it must be snow down to a fairly low level. Showers on northerlies are predicted into Tuesday so one would imagine there could be a several places reach modest accumulations on higher ground and some chilly nights in the glens.

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8 minutes ago, Aleman said:

It's snowing (showers) in NW Scotland now. Showers offshore are showing as sleet at sea level so it must be snow down to a fairly low level. Showers on northerlies are predicted into Tuesday so one would imagine there could be a several places reach modest accumulations on higher ground and some chilly nights in the glens.

Not unusual for the Cairngorms at this time of year, I've seen impressive snowfall up there in June/July 2001.

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Thought I would drop this in here as well - quite a few snowy scenes at the moment in a few resorts.

Glencoe the best for me!

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Yes looking nice and fresh up there today with the tops having fresh snow cover.

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Meall Greigh from near Kenmore, Loch Tay this morning. Snowline starts at approx 1500 feet.

 

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Another from same area. Schiehallion's top in the back ground.

 

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4 hours ago, Norrance said:

Meall Greigh from near Kenmore, Loch Tay this morning. Snowline starts at approx 1500 feet.

 

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Another from same area. Schiehallion's top in the back ground.

 

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Great pics, how do I find this swimming pool/hot tub with views like that?? :O

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24 minutes ago, vizzy2004 said:

Great pics, how do I find this swimming pool/hot tub with views like that?? 😮

It is Taymouth Marina just outside Kenmore at the East end of Loch Tay. 

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For anyone interested Iain Cameron made it to the Garbh Coire of Braeriach today in atrocious conditions to check the remaining snow patches. He found by digging through the snow that the Sphinx patch survived but it was on its own. 

With more snow due hopefully this is lasting for the prone areas.

Meanwhile further South in Perthshire here is a view across Loch Tay to Tarmachan and the SW part of the Lawers range and another towards Glenlyon.

 

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Early starts to the Scottish skiing season.

17 th Oct 1991 - Cairngorm.

Halloween 2008 - The Lecht.

 

 

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Yes it's looking good high up.

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Taken from Snow-forecasts  World snow overview.

 "Scotland's hills are white once again after more fresh snow has fallen over the past few days and nights. The centre's operators are keen to stress that whilst it's looking promising at this stage, it's still early days in terms of reaching reliable snow cover in order to be able to open. That said several areas have also been firing up their snowmaking systems after a prolonged period of cold, often sub-zero temperatures have persisted, unusually for this time of year.

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8 minutes ago, Blessed Weather said:

What a beautiful view over Loch Ericht, taken from Geal Charn (18th November):

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Photo: Twitter @walkhighlands

Yes that is a really stunning photograph

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Glencoe opened yesterday for skiing and there should be more snow for the Highlands in coming days.

Here is a photo of the Lawers range from the South today.

 

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and one from the SE yesterday with the snow line a bit further down around 150 mtrs asl.

 

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47 minutes ago, Norrance said:

Ben Lomond today as posted in the regional thread. Cornices building up.

 

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I wonder how many idiots go close to the edge. Hopefully the mild spell won't do much damage to the snow there.

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