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Scotland Snow Reports 2018 / 2019

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Another ski season approaching for Scotland.

Last season began in November and wrapped up in May.

Scotland has 6 ski resorts.

* Glenshee = 40km of trails / 35 pistes / 22 lifts / best for beginners + intermediates.
* Cairngorm = 30km of trails / 35 pistes / 11 lifts / best for beginners + intermediates.
* Nevis Range = 20km of trails / 35 pistes / 12 lifts / best for intermediates + advanced + offpiste.
* Glencoe = 20km of trails / 20 pistes / 8 lifts / best for intermediates + advanced.
* The Lecht = 20km of trails / 18 pistes / 14 lifts / best for beginners + intermediates.
* Lowther Hills = 2km of trails / 3 pistes / 3 lifts / best for beginners + intermediates.

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Accurate thread so far, then..................
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Snow showers possible on Glencoe summit this pm... Very Happy
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Snow showers possible on Glencoe summit this pm... Very Happy
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Fantastic pic.

Here's to a great season.

Hoping to make it up for the first time.
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Mike Pow wrote:
Fantastic pic.

Here's to a great season.

Hoping to make it up for the first time.


Well worth a trek.

Nevis bowls and Glencoe steeps in Mar and Apr, when all the rocks are filled in, and the sun pops out, are as good as anywhere for a weekend.
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/snowpatchesscotland/permalink/910989685767750/?__xts__[0]=68.ARCIyUqlZ4rAUP3r72NcmJEPCRJpfr_NlckmHJW2MBxnBl-OxGd2akkE3oxAWzirB2O4u2sz_XrYaFkqvybHh8DDb-nnivHzZx3Lzu4nEiUjuDlpdZQCpPoOPS348FP7F-SQRpbcRJ-KkJhXvpRn-v7iQusTHAoC8RJwPHcgbhgIA4NI0i2MOw&__tn__=CH-R

First turns of the new season yesterday on Cairngorm Cool
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Must have missed this first time around. If you've ever wondered what skiing at Glencoe might be like in the Spring......

https://drive.google.com/file/d/169HIB7_MFRds61KtccTVXv1xOh49L2XU/view
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Must have missed this first time around. If you've ever wondered what skiing at Glencoe might be like in the Spring......

https://drive.google.com/file/d/169HIB7_MFRds61KtccTVXv1xOh49L2XU/view


Not sure how such a cr*p skier can be such a good backflipper, lol.
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Peter S wrote:
Must have missed this first time around. If you've ever wondered what skiing at Glencoe might be like in the Spring......

https://drive.google.com/file/d/169HIB7_MFRds61KtccTVXv1xOh49L2XU/view


Not sure how such a cr*p skier can be such a good backflipper, lol.


He isnt a cra*p skier, do you know who he is or anything about him?.
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That was the Coe Cup. I was lucky enough to witness that moment from the sidelines. There were quite a few, probably better skiers than me making a hash of the run. He came out of nowhere and blew everyone away.
I still remember hearing him screaming all the way to the bottom! Everyone was.
I'd met his (deservedly) proud dad on the tbar going up earlier that day who'd predicted he'd win.
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A little snow overnight. Likely to be washed away by rain during the week.
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^^^Nice to see - and October skiing in Scotland isn't unheard of... Smile
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First turns reported on Cairngorm a few days ago, courtesy of PeterS on Yad Moss Facebook.
However: http://www.winterhighland.info/forum/read.php?2,176622
Actually getting up Cairngorm could be even more - um -amusing than usual Confused
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The Cairngorm funicular situation spells potential disaster for the local economy.

Shocking... Confused
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Yes, very sad for Aviemore and area, and staff, if it has a major impact.
It's also going to put pressure on the other resorts as people can't or don't want to go to CG. Great for the other resorts, except they don't all have the uplift capacity or car parking, never mind easy access in snowed-road weather. Hopefully the new - and hopefully ongoing - investments at the two Gs will negate these potential problems (in time). Nevis should be able to cope, although it has lift issues as well, as far as my (somewhat limited) experience goes.
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Yes I think we will see more of those gridlocked days at Glencoe. Hopefully Glenshee will get a decent early base and their larger lift system can take up some of the slack.
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Anyone know about plans for a new chairlift at Glen Coe? I first heard of these about two years ago - thought it might be up and running this season.Wishful thinking?
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I asked them a couple of months ago on facebook. They didn't give me a direct answer so I said 2019/20 then and they replied "probably".
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On page 2 of the summer improvements thread on Winterhighland the owner of Glencoe wrote that they have started work but are more likely to complete it next summer than this one. That was in July.
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The chair isnít going in this year but hopefully next.

The new piste basher garage is going up just below the sledge run. Itís visible on the webcam
http://www.winterhighland.info/cams/glencoe/

Nipped up Ben Nevis today. Tiny bit of fresh snow at the summit snowHead
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Thanks for the info on Glen Coe. Shame the new lift seems some way off.
Wonder if they've tried to crowdfund it at all. I'd happily chuck in a few quid!
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@Neil Neige, I don't think it was a funding issue - more a timing one due to how long it took to build the access track for construction of the chair.
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They were waiting an age for planning permission for the road up so it delayed everything. The new chair is sitting in the carpark. Now the road is done it'll be up for the 2019/20 season no doubt about it.
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Snowing up in Glencoe, heavy flakes by the look of it. Seen the vid on their FB page.
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Taken from road camera just below summit Glenshee.
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https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/outdoors/interview-the-lecht-s-james-mcintosh-looks-forward-to-a-winter-of-guaranteed-snow-1-4818634
Article here about the Lecht
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Meanwhile the situation at Cairngorm just gets worse and worse - Cairngorm Mountain Ltd / Natural Retreats have CLOSED their ski school and told their instructors there will be no work for winter 2018/19. See https://www.facebook.com/savetheciste/photos/a.288450447992608/1097542227083422/?type=3&theater Evil or Very Mad
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https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/outdoors/interview-the-lecht-s-james-mcintosh-looks-forward-to-a-winter-of-guaranteed-snow-1-4818634
Article here about the Lecht


The Scottish resorts need to pull their fingers out and also start snowfarming.

Store a bunch of snow under sawdust or plastic on a shady northfacing summit in Mar / Apr... and refarm in Dec.

Plenty of low-level Nordic, French and Austrian resorts doing it already, like Ruka and Kitz.
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Probably not realistic in Scotland. It doesnít have the accessible flat spaces of uniform snow depth to collect snow and itís a more sensitive environment for using vehicles. Far better to adapt skier behaviour to go when the snow is still there ie. particularly in March and April at Glencoe and Nevis Range.
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Alastair Pink,

Devastating news about Cairngorm.

That's the local economy well & truly Donald Ducked! What a balls up! Sad Sad Sad
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Probably not realistic in Scotland. It doesnít have the accessible flat spaces of uniform snow depth to collect snow and itís a more sensitive environment for using vehicles. Far better to adapt skier behaviour to go when the snow is still there ie. particularly in March and April at Glencoe and Nevis Range.


If man can walk on the Moon, they can dig and store a few piles of snow.
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Glencoe webcam today looking snowyish.
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Peter S wrote:
https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/outdoors/interview-the-lecht-s-james-mcintosh-looks-forward-to-a-winter-of-guaranteed-snow-1-4818634
Article here about the Lecht


The Scottish resorts need to pull their fingers out and also start snowfarming.

Store a bunch of snow under sawdust or plastic on a shady northfacing summit in Mar / Apr... and refarm in Dec.

Plenty of low-level Nordic, French and Austrian resorts doing it already, like Ruka and Kitz.


They are doing that.
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Snowy Lecht webcam this morning
http://m.webcam-hd.com/ski-scotland/the-lecht-up
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A good day ski touring at Glenshee today to earn some October turns Very Happy.

Amazing cover for the time of year - up to a foot of snow in places plus deeper drifts. Some fun turns on great snow -through to some challenging breakable crust and combat skiing on thin cover, plus a few rocks lurking.

Weather and views were great - so well worth the trip.

A few pics below:







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Nice one, looks decent coverage. Hopefully another good season ahead!
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Surprised they did not open a lift or two.
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@mountainaddict, oh wow! That's really now??? Shocked Should have gone up...
If we could only dream of that at Yad wink
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Well, yesterday! wink

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We nearly didn't...forgot our climbing skins and had to go back for them. Added an hour to our 200 mile drive to stay in Perth on Saturday night Confused A total pain - but at least we were near enough to go back...

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Keep the faith! Epic conditions are not unheard of at Yad Moss and Weardale Very Happy
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