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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.
26 Mar 2015 13:23
|Improving conditions thanks to the new snow|
|Last snowed||26 Mar 2015|
|Last 7 days||10cm|
|Next 9 days||22cm|
|Upper piste depth||90cm|
|Lower piste depth||15cm|
|Off piste snow||Limited|
|Lifts open||7 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
|Mild with light rain (total 9.0mm) on Fri night Becoming colder with a light covering of snow, mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 4°C on Fri night, min -3°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the W on Thu night, stormy winds from the SW by Sat morning).|
|Thursday 26 March 2015
Snowing lightly, refreshing pistes
|Friday 27 March 2015|
2cm snow expected
1°C max temp
|Saturday 28 March 2015|
3cm snow expected
1°C max temp
|Sunday 29 March 2015|
5cm snow expected
-2°C max temp
Snow overview for Scotland
The west coast of Scotland continues to offer some fantastic skiing, with Glencoe (100/195cm) and Nevis Range (65/125cm) reporting 13cm and 10cm of fresh snow overnight respectively. Powder conditions are to be found both on and off piste, providing some brilliant skiing conditions. Expect a long season in the west as the base depths are above average. The weekend is forecast to bring yet more snow which is great news for the upcoming Easter holidays and at Nevis Range, the Braveheart chairlift is scheduled to run.
Over in the east, Cairngorm (15/90cm) was the only ski area open, with both The Lecht (0/20cm) and Glenshee (0/20cm) waiting for further snowfall as the runs are broken. Cairngorm was reporting 5cm of fresh snow on Thursday 26th March which nicely refreshed the pistes and with more forecast over the weekend, it looks promising for some good Easter sliding. The best runs are in the Top Basin and down Coire Cas.
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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