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peaches


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2012
Date Posted: 21.53hrs on Sat 18 Feb 12
Cheers Alan, might be only a day trip then.

alan


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2012
Date Posted: 22.08hrs on Sat 18 Feb 12
Have you seen the Glencoe Hotel's Skier Specials. 27.50 per person B&B for a twin or double room (not sure about singles) Sun -Thur.

If you want to ski Glencoe and don't have a car, the Citylink stop is right outside the hotel's front door and the hotel is laying on a courtesy mini-bus to the ski area daily.



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peaches


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2012
Date Posted: 23.00hrs on Sat 18 Feb 12
I had not seen those Alan. A good deal and i reckon it might now be 2 days. Cheers for that. If there is snow, looking forward to it, the first time i will have been to Glen Coe.

moffatross


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2012
Date Posted: 20.28hrs on Sun 19 Feb 12
Another good day at Glencoe with fine weather and mostly great snow outside of the wind-scoured spots. Despite being quite busy, the longest queue of the day was only 5 minutes or so of good old self-managed Scottish double-lining at the Wall T-Bar. Mostly only 1 or 2 minutes waiting later on, helped by both the top button coming on after lunch and lifties encouraging doubling-up. Lifts are obviously creaking and groaning all over Scotland at the moment but Glencoe's broken plateau button meant that skiing the fast and narrow plateau lift line snow was a rare pleasure at the end of the day tongue sticking out smiley

Report here ... [www.winterhighland.info]

 


David Goldsmith


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2012
Date Posted: 21.03hrs on Sun 19 Feb 12
This has nothing to do with Glencoe skiing but may interest those on the alert for Glencoe skamming ... [www.scotsman.com]

cammyammy


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2012
Date Posted: 12.56hrs on Tue 28 Feb 12
With Cairngorm almost definitely out of the game.

That really just leaves the coe, which by the way doesnt look great. sad smiley

Main Basin T-bar looks to be a cause for concern IMO. [www.winterhighland.info]

Other webcam images dont look good either, anyone got a better idea of if there will be lift served sport when the wind calms?

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Re: Glencoe Snow 2012
Date Posted: 13.30hrs on Tue 28 Feb 12
Main Basin up track was complete last clear view. Main Basin and Wall complete. Spring Run and Flypaper skiable. Thrombosis and Canyon might be no go due to dodgy snow bridges, high road broke overnight.

Doug_Bryce


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2012
Date Posted: 22.49hrs on Wed 29 Feb 12
Looks like the end of April, not end of Feb sad smiley

The last days skiing at Glencoe was 19th Feb 2012. Could easily turn out to be earliest finish to a Glencoe ski season ever ? Ironically after one of the earliest starts (17th Dec).

Interestingly in 2006 the 19th Feb was actually the very FIRST day of the season - and that year plateau poma was still complete until 1st May. So obviously it could still turn good again... Maybe... Though not much snow in the short term forecasts. Roller coaster ride of being a Scottish skier huh ? grinning smiley

 



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Doug_Bryce


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2012
Date Posted: 13.03hrs on Thu 1 Mar 12
^ Earliest ever Glencoe season finish seems to be 19th March 2005.
Serious danger of that being beaten this year...


Chris H


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2012
Date Posted: 13.13hrs on Thu 1 Mar 12
Doug you've got to keep the faith, if we were sitting in mid March I would perhaps share your view but there is still a decent base on the upper mountain and it won't take that much fresh snow to patch up the uptracks. I'll concede the best conditions we'll see this season have probably passed though....

Doug_Bryce


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2012
Date Posted: 13.40hrs on Thu 1 Mar 12
^ for sure Chris - will be very surprised if we don't get a decent dump in March.
However hopefully it wont come too late to save the day... Only showers forecast for next week.

At end of the day Scottish snow has always been variable - according to 'old timers' when they first built the tow in 1956 there was no snow in Main Basin up until mid February. Then in 1957 it was totally buried for weeks on end. Just never know with Scotland (as we all know!).

David Goldsmith


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2012
Date Posted: 13.54hrs on Thu 1 Mar 12
Optimists should cite the spring of 1994. 4:45 on this wonderful video (June 1994) ...

[www.haggistrap.co.uk]

It was cited by Doug Bryce on this WH thread in Oct 2010 ...

[www.winterhighland.info]

The snow that came down in March 1994 was quite phenomenal, and would happily rescue 2012 if it would kindly be repeated.

Barrie


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29th Oct 2012
Re: Glencoe Snow 2012
Date Posted: 21.16hrs on Sun 4 Mar 12
Thought a couple of photos from Glencoe today might help lift the gloom and doom a little

The wind last night must have been from a good direction (110mph according to the liftie!) so there was a fair bit of wind blown powder in the right places.

Only three skiers made it up today and some really nice powder all the way to the bottom of the Wall made the skin up well worth it.

Attachments: glencoe 4.3.12a.JPG (98kB)  
Barrie


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2012
Date Posted: 21.30hrs on Sun 4 Mar 12
Meant to attach as well (rookie error!)

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Andy


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2012
Date Posted: 21.34hrs on Sun 4 Mar 12
Good effort. Looks more promising for next week too.

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