Burns Night Skiing

23rd January 2014 14:54

Burns Night Skiing

This might seem rather random and not what the Baird intended at all, but there is fresh snow on the Scottish ski slopes and this weekend the biggest weather lull will be later on Saturday overnight. Saturday afternoon might be a better bet, with Haggis later to warm you up.
As bands of rain have continued to plague the UK, there has already been snowfall for the Scottish mountains, up to 10Cm expected today (Thurs.) for the NW Highlands. Eastern resorts will probably see better snow next week if the easterly sets in.

Conditions currently - Thurs. Cairngorm and Nevis Range have seen fresh snow at upper levels but the lower resorts have been victim of the milder rainy weather, making runs hard with a freeze. The winds aren't helping with the lifts either.  The Lecht is temporarily closed, other resorts have some lifts open, not all.
Nevis range, Gondola and Alpha button open, reports of excellent skiing in the Goose
Cairngorm some runs and lifts open, railway running, Glencoe, lot of drifting as windy, lifts and runs open, Glenshee some lifts open

Forecast - Friday  windy with fresh to strong Southerly winds, check with resorts. fresh now Saturday morning, winds ease in afternoon. More snow Sunday but windy again. Could draw a cold easterly start of next week

What to watch out for - Too strong winds, icy patches, slushy runs lower down

Side Image is Neep (see what I've done there) from Abney and Teal BBC (c Ragdoll worldwide);resort=S2781~Cairngorm%20;sess=#forecast


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