Close
This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site, you're agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more

ScotlandCairngorm Mountain Snow Report

Close

Snow report glossary

Snow and weather data can vary depending on many factors. The data we provide gives you an indication of the conditions you can expect but, as conditions can vary so widely, the data is not a guarantee of the conditions at this resort. Weather data comes from our detailed weather forecast.
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.
Help with snow & weather
Snow report
24 Mar 2017 13:22
 
The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes
Snowfall:
Last snowed 22 Mar 2017
Fresh snow 5cm
Last 7 days 20cm
Next 9 days 0cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 25cm
Lower piste depth 10cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Soft
Resort runs Patchy
Off piste snow Limited
Lifts:
Lifts open 4 out of 11
Close

Weather forecast glossary

Snow and weather data can vary depending on many factors. The data we provide gives you an indication of the conditions you can expect but, as conditions can vary so widely, the data is not a guarantee of the conditions at this resort. Weather data comes from our detailed weather forecast.
Weather
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.
Help with snow & weather
Snow & weather forecast
 
Mostly dry. Very mild (max 10°C on Sun morning, min 3°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.
Friday 24 March 2017

Hazy sunshine, some clouds

Saturday 25 March 2017
Clear

0cm snow expected

9°C max temp

Sunday 26 March 2017
Clear

0cm snow expected

10°C max temp

Monday 27 March 2017
Some clouds

0cm snow expected

7°C max temp

Snow overview for Scotland
Thursday 23 March 2017

Skiing was resumed in Scotland once again this week, with three resorts open for skiing on Thursday 23rd March.

In the west both Nevis Range (20/35cm) and Glencoe (20/35cm) were running  5 and 7 lifts respectively, and were offering some nice skiing on groomed slopes, and some windblown powder stashed off to the side.

In the east, it was a lovely sunny day at Cairngorm (10/25cm), with the best skiing to be found on the upper slopes. Take care when skiing lower down as conditions are patchier, and some natural hazards are about.

Expect a rise in temperature this weekend and a continuation of the sunny skies that will stretch into the new week.

Your reviews

If you've been to Cairngorm Mountain and you'd like to add a review, please log in or sign up to the Ski Club for free to add reviews and photos from your recent trips.
Sign up to the Ski Club
Frances Grier
Posted: 07/03/16
Surprisingly good!
Overall rating: 3 stars
Frances Grier
Visited: March 2016

It's important to remember this is not the Alps, but with that in mind we had a great time. The snow was far better than expected, the Pomas all fast enough (and long - they get you right to the top), and some reasonable off piste down to the Ciste car park where a shuttle bus takes you the short distance back to the main bowl. There are enough runs for a good weekend. Plenty of ski tourers out and ski schools also and instructors for private hire. The weather is Scottish - obviously - so quite biting winds at times, and low cloud (and no tree runs) which was challenging, but having tows and the funicular rather than chairs means it can keep running when winds are higher than the Alps would allow. When the clouds cleared it's very pretty looking across the Highlands. It's all slightly shambolically run and a bit pricey for what it is (if you want to hire equipment at the resort itself on a weekend then get there as early as you can to avoid ridiculous queues) and the restaurants need some streamlining, but going in with a healthy mindset of not taking it too seriously or expecting Swiss Alpine standards (in snow quality or resort efficiency) and appreciating that you're skiing in your own country is pretty cool. Number 31 bus takes you there from Aviemore town centre.

Slopes:
3 stars
Accommodation:
3 stars
Eating:
3 stars
Apres:
3 stars
Value for money:
2 stars
Scottish snow and weather
Ski Club snow and weather app
Send us your feedback