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Snow report glossary
- Last snowed
- The date of the last snowfall.
- Fresh snow
- The depth of the last snowfall.
- Last 7 days
- The total snowfall reported over the last 7 days.
- Next 9 days
- The total amount of fresh snow predicted at mid-mountain level from our detailed 9 day forecast.
- Upper piste depth
- An indication of the snow depth on the upper prepared slopes.
- Lower piste depth
- An indication of the snow depth on the lower prepared slopes.
- Piste quality
- An indication of the general piste conditions on the open pistes.
- Resort runs
- An indication of the conditions on the lower, open runs back into the resort base.
- Off piste snow
- An indication of the general off piste conditions.
- Lifts open
- An indication of the number of lifts that are open out of the total number of lifts possible in this resort/ski area.
06 Mar 2015 12:48
|Limited skiing due to high winds|
|Last snowed||04 Mar 2015|
|Last 7 days||17cm|
|Next 9 days||4cm|
|Upper piste depth||100cm|
|Lower piste depth||30cm|
|Upper pistes||Spring snow|
|Resort runs||Spring snow|
|Off piste snow||Spring snow|
|Lifts open||1 out of 11|
Weather forecast glossary
- The predicted weather for the afternoon period at mid-mountain level.
- Snow expected
- The predicted amount of snow.
- Maximum temperature
- The predicted maximum temperature for the afternoon period at mid-mountain level.
Snow & weather forecast
|Light rain (total 6.0mm) at first, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Sat night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 9°C on Sat afternoon, min -2°C on Sun afternoon). Winds decreasing (extremely windy from the SW on Sat afternoon, moderate winds from the SW by Sun night).|
|Friday 06 March 2015
Lift operation affected by strong winds
|Friday 06 March 2015|
0cm snow expected
4°C max temp
|Saturday 07 March 2015|
1cm snow expected
9°C max temp
|Sunday 08 March 2015|
0cm snow expected
-1°C max temp
Snow overview for Scotland
Sadly only The Lecht (50/90cm) and Glenshee (60/110cm) were open for snowsports on Thursday 5th March as high winds once again affected lift operations. Milder air is spilling into the Highlands as well, which is forecast to bring rain to lower slopes over the coming days and possible at all levels on Saturday. This is a massive shame as Wednesday was possibly one of the best skiing days in recent years at Glencoe (100/240cm) which was offering powder turns across the full 750m of vertical. Some great turns were also on offer at Nevis Range (80/220cm), although sadly the Back Corries were shut due to avalanche danger. Cairngorm (40/110cm) was also offering some good turns, although the high winds this season have very much concentrated the snow in the gullies and corries.
As mentioned, a mild spell of weather is expected to last through into Sunday. Saturday is currently looking to be the worst day, with warm winds gusting up to 80mph and some rain too. Hopefully the pistes will come out of this spell of weather intact, as a settled and cooler spell of weather is forecast from Sunday onwards.
Spent the last week of February in Aviemore attempting to ski on Cairngorm. Only managed two and a half days on the hill due to weather and funicular problems. The wind kept the mountain shut down for most of the time and the funicular only worked for a day and a half of the time I was there. The wind blows snow across the tracks and cables and stops it working. Because the funicular is in one section if the top is blocked the whole thing does not work, unlike the chairlifts which had a mid station so you could work the bottom half while the top was getting fixed. On some days the hill was closed at 10.00 because there were so few tows working and to keep the queues artificially low, but you still had to wait for at least half an hour to get up the few that were working. For example the Corrie Cas tow wire came off the rollers. The tow was fixed but then remained closed causing huge queues everywhere else. They said it was too windy, I have been skiing there for years and have seen that tow work in far worse conditions. Result was the run was closed while it had some of the best skiing conditions on it there have ever been. On Saturday they eventually got the top of the hill open and we were able to ski on the top part of Corrie na Ciste. The snow was excellent, 300cm+ deep and down the lower part of the Ciste there was truly great skiing. BUT there is only one lift out so the queues quickly built up and I baled out when they got to be over a half hour. On the front of the mountain the White Lady run, one of the best runs on the hill, was deserted because you can't get off the bottom of it without taking your skis off and walking back up to the M1 poma or making your way down the beginner slopes to the car park, waiting in a long queue and taking the funicular up again. Cairngorm has three times as much snow just now as most continental resorts, they just keep shooting themselves in the foot with poor service and abysmal customer relations and communication.
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