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Scotland Snow Reports 2019 / 2020

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Thanks for that Kitenski Cool
I think that was the year they couldn’t dig out the Main basin lifts at Glencoe until late May. When they did they opened for ........summer skiing Shocked

After that winter they raised the height of some of the lower main basin button pylons. You can still see the extra sections added to the top of the first three pylons of the button lift Laughing

Yet another cloudless day. The snow is gradually going but everything still skiable above the plateau. I assume the plateau poma tow track is broken by now.

http://www.winterhighland.info/cams/glencoe/
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A nice video of past seasons at the Coe including some in June!


http://youtube.com/v/_MOgG8sx7qw
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I think that was the year they couldn’t dig out the Main basin lifts at Glencoe until late May. When they did they opened for ........summer skiing
Indeed! We skied there on extensive cover in Whit Week - they actually advertised as being open for summer skiing Very Happy
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Good grief I think I can see a hint of cloud on the webcam Shocked

edit; Nope gone now Cool

http://www.winterhighland.info/cams/nevisrange/
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Great pics kitenski. Remember going two years running (if my memory serves me right) around same time for may bank holiday skiing at Nevis Range. Place deserted both times.
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Would have been a scintillating season except the damned virus
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Clouds Shocked
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Snowing at Nevis and Glencoe as front pushes North this evening. -2.5°c at top of CairnGorm, will get some later. More snow fallen than visible on bare ground as it has warmed up. Could be a few inches on existing base.
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'kinell.............
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S'that Mr Murphy, Mr Sod or..???
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You folks will enjoy these.

Old stuff from the 1980s.

https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=152614#4585571

https://www.scottishfield.co.uk/outdoors/celebrating-30-years-of-adventure-at-the-nevis-range/
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finally got around to editing my video from early March!


http://youtube.com/v/Ov5_NjiSDTc
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Ooh. Nice one!
I do find the sphericalness (Real word?) of the max a bit disorientating. The sound recording quality is brilliant though: I couldn't hear any wind.
What an astonishing (little) season it was! I'm so glad to have made it up there before the lockdown. Thanks for putting that up - it took me right back and has me looking forward again to next year!
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So now we can drive as far as the Scottish border.

What a shambles... Confused
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Noticed a cheeky lockdown breaker skinning up the Wall at Glencoe yesterday on the webcams. No doubt they were "staying alert" in that public outdoor location. So that's OK then.... oh, hold on. No that is Scotland, they should have been "staying at home". Toofy Grin
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Main basin, Spring run and the Canyon all still complete and sunny. The season would easily have reached through to last weekend Sad

Looks as though the weather is about to change however back to something a little wetter.

It’s also been bone dry here in North Yorkshire for months as well. Looks like there may be a return to more familiar less settled weather towards the end of May.

With the reopening of ‘socially distanced sports’ on Wednesday we are now permitted to ski again in England, but not in Scotland Sad
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Yep, just great isn't it Peter S rolling eyes ....Still, you've always got your angling to fall back on... Laughing
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I have been looking through my backup photos going back to 2003. I was looking for the ones I printed out on my wall, which seem to have faded due to the photo paper used. (and the daylight which shines on them). I found some of them dated between 2007/2008 and here are a few.

Having lunch with Big Ben in 2007:



Stunning day in March 2008 in Glenshee, the lifts kept going into the night!


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@Bigtipper, I've also had some nice long days at Glenshee earlier in the season, when lifts opened at 8am and / or carried on into semi-darkness. But to be skiing into the night in March is pretty impressive! What time must it have been?
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@denfinella, the photo was in the wrong folder. Looks like it was taken on 11/1/2008 at 16:07 with a HP photosmart 43x series. So that might explain the nightime skiing. (although I do not hold any great credibility with the dates and times on cameras as often I have the incorrect time and date on them)

1/68 sec exposure time suggests it was reasonably dark given the f stop of f/4.

It was the Nevis range photo which was taken on 22/3/2007 at 15:26, with a 1/1156 sec exposure time.
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@Bigtipper, that photo brings back fond memories - of Lapland Laughing Well, it's all the dark and frozen North, ain't it..?
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@Bigtipper, ah, that makes more sense. I've got a similar photo taken from the top of Sunnyside at Glenshee. 16:53 (!) on 19/12/2011 in a snowstorm and near darkness, except for the camera flash lighting up the falling snow and the distant lights of the base centre!
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kitenski wrote:
finally got around to editing my video from early March!


http://youtube.com/v/Ov5_NjiSDTc



Good vid.

Need to carve those edges a bit harder, tho wink
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What chance of a mid summer ski at Glencoe this year. I'd written it off but I wonder if there is a glimmer of hope ?
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^^^^ Only if you are within 5 miles of the slopes under current arrangements - so landlord of the Kings House Hotel only at present... rolling eyes
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