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The Northern Powderhouse: Allenheads, Raise, Weardale and Yad Moss. 2020 - 2021

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Time to start a new thread. Last season had some good skiing, particularly at altitude in the Lake District but also some good, if limited days across the other side of the eden valley up in the NorthPennines.

At Yad Moss Season tickets are now on sale for the coming winter. Price £55 for new adult members and £10 for juniors. Returning adult Season Ticket holders only pay £40.
Day tickets will normally be available on the hill for £20 (£10 for juniors) unless a very busy day is anticipated in which case they may be restricted to online sales the night before.

All the clubs cooperate with each other and in previous years have offered reciprocal discounts on day tickets to season ticket holders. Here are the links:

Yad Moss Ski Club, North Pennines
http://yadmoss.co.uk/
Allenheads Ski Club, North Pennines http://ski-allenheads.co.uk/
Lake District Ski Club, Helvellyn Massif http://www.ldscsnowski.co.uk/
Weardale Ski Club, North Pennines http://www.skiweardale.com/  

Let’s hope for snow from the east as well as the west this year.
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Let’s hope for snow from the east as well as the west this year
North and south would be good too - we're not too fussy! Anything will do! Laughing

I know what you mean though Peter S
- Yad Moss was particularly memorable when the Beast from the East filled Hen Gill Gully for brilliant skiing back down to the road...

Fingers crossed, we could be on for our first Pennines slide in only two months' time.... wink
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Re. Weardale parking Grizzler (from query in 2019-20 conditions thread): You are correct in that the layby at the gate to the ski hill gets full quickly - maybe 10 cars Puzzled

After that, cars park down the hill - at an angle, facing into the wire fence on the left (ie driving in forwards). Snow can be deep against the fence - hence the need to dig a space. The membership rules stipulate that visitors must park in that way. However, I've still seen chaos and the road blocked with cars trying to turn round, reverse in etc...

On a busy day, cars can end up parked all the way to the bridge/bend at the bottom of the hill - which can be a good ski back down Very Happy

You're right in that the last thing you want (in either direction) is to meet an oncoming vehicle on the single-track road Shocked Passing places are virtually non-existent apart from farm gates - I've had to reverse uphill for 'miles' before....

If you park at the chain-fitting layby on the road from Daddry Shield, someone will always give you a lift up to the slopes - well at least in non-covid times... Confused


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And free advertising too wink

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/05/covid-19-restrictions-at-english-ski-area-next-winter/?fbclid=IwAR3t4qN6aTB09pUXxZ-MfiBxN3OP6PAGyNgYsTTuBrQvYxglEIdnf4XscK0
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Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Thanks @mountainaddict. I really must try it this year (as well as Yadders, obvs).
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http://www.skiweardale.com/WSC50thNewsletter.pdf

50 years of Weardale ski club.

What a great story. Lots of digging, construction and so many amazing vehicles. They have clearly had a lot of fun over the years, as well as some great skiing. No doubt when they built Those first crude rope tows they couldn’t have imagined where it would lead Cool
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 Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
And if you haven’t seen it before here is the short film ‘Raise’.

The chap sat in the wheelbarrow is The late, great Bernie Warriner BEM.


http://youtube.com/v/-oXgGDwcRYA
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Breaking news: Snow Forecast Up North for Friday Night, 9th Oct 2020 Very Happy

- 1cm at the top of Yad Moss & Weardale.
- 2cm at the top of Raise.

'Fetch the snow chains Parker!' Laughing
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@mountainaddict, Same for Snowdonia Smile
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Right on cue. The second weekend of October is traditionally the first snowfall of the English season snowHead
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Right on cue. The second weekend of October is traditionally the first snowfall of the English season
First time I've ever spotted it! When was the earliest ever lift-served Northern England skiing
Peter S Puzzled
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And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
Great question! @mountainaddict,
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 So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
Mrs MA & I have definitely used the lifts at Yad Moss & (now defunct) Harwood in the last week of November....But I'm betting there will have been earlier skiing/boarding than that...most probably on Raise?
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
@mountainaddict, I recall walking on my Birthday which is mid November and people skiing the following weekend.
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
@mountainaddict, pretty sure I have skied at Yad Moss towards the end of October a few years back.
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Yes we have run the tow in October. Latest was May but that was before the Poma so would have been the top rope tow prior to 1988, probably 1986.
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Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
October 2020 to May 2020 will do nicely Peter S Laughing
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
mountainaddict wrote:
October 2020 to May 2021 will do nicely Peter S Laughing


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Just noticed this on Weardale Twitter:

Weardale Ski Club have decided not to allow day passes this season to ensure we can control numbers. This means you will need to be a member to ski. There are still some places available. Reciprocal arrangements with Raise, Yad Moss and Allenheads continue but only on weekdays
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Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Assuming we stay with more severe restrictions and there isn't much overseas travel it's a sensible decision. Visitor numbers to the wider countryside in the NE / NW suggest being overwhelmed is a very real risk - not looking like there is a low season. There's not really a suck it and see - it just seems to be go staring to really high numbers. Been really surprised at visitor numbers to Teesdale in September - more like high summer.

I'm going for the usual spread of passes this year and hoping I'll be able to get out somewhere between different region and nation restrictions.
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