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Join us on the Warren Miller Film Tour - Tonight (Thu) at Penrith's Rheged Centre 7pm

This Report for the Scottish Highlands was issued at
00.18hrs Thursday 19th January 2017.
Join us to celebrate the belated arrival of winter with Warren Miller's 67th Snowsports Film Tour - Here, There & Everywhere. Winterhighland is back on the road with several shows across Scotland and the North of England to go, with great intermission prizes on the night. Find out more and get your tickets at warrenmiller.scot .

After last week brought low level snow for many will we have seen a return to very mild dampish air flowing around high pressure to the South as the persistent positive Geopotential height anomalies to the S and SW of England rebound yet again.

On Sunday we lost Nevis Range which was able to offer limited snowsports on the lower mountain from the Alpha and Linnhe Tows and beginner Rope Tow. Glencoe didn't make Monday having lost the Plateau Poma uptrack overnight, the Lecht succumbed to the continuous thaw on Tuesday and finally CairnGorm had no option but to give up on the Ciste T-bar track on Wednesday morning.

However there is somewhat drier and or colder air coming in, so it might be possible when thaw conditions ease to patch something back together on CairnGorm, but it would be very limited though at the moment anything would be better than the current nothing in terms of lift served mountain snowsports.

For those looking to just get up to play in some snow, at Glencoe there is some snow for sledging close to the Plateau Cafe and there are sledges available for free by the Cafe.

Remember we're back on the road with further Scottish and North of England dates for Warren Miller's Here There & Everywhere.

:: Mountain Forecast Discussion
High pressure to the South will mean relatively benign and mostly dry weather, though the end of the week and into early next week. Temperatures may drop back after peaking on Friday in strong inversion conditions on the tops.

Day to day detail on cloud is difficult and high tops could be in thick hill fog or largely clear and Sunny if above the inversion layer.

Increasing trends in forecast ensemble show continuing high pressure to the South building more strongly next week and while the vast majority of locations at our latitude go into the freezer, warmer air is advected Northwards over the British Isles once again. However the forecast models have teased us with promising synoptics only to shove everything a few hundred miles to the East... now if it would just do that this time round we might be in business!!

Check the MWIS and Met Office Mountain forecasts for the latest detailed area mountain weather outlooks.

:: NEW Winterhighland Android App
Optimised for speedy access to the essential information from Scotland's five snowsports areas on even the slowest mobile connections our new Android app is the easiest way to keep tabs with what's happening on the move and now includes Lowther Hills Ski Club.

:: Webcams and Weather Stations
We have added a new webcam in Leadhills in conjunction with the Hopetoun Arms Hotel and Lowther Hills Ski Club.

CAIRNGORM: SSC and Loch Morlich webcams are online.

AVIEMORE: Aviemore, Inverdruie and Loch Morlich cams online.

GLENCOE: The new summit camera has failed and is now off-site for return to supplier, a replacement will be fitted asap. All other cams online.

NEVIS: Goose cameras online. The Braveheart camera will be put back into service when conditions are suitable for accessing the site with the necessary equipment.

:: Scottish Snowsport Areas: Snowphones & Websites
Glencoe: 01855 851226
www.glencoemountain.co.uk
Nevis Range: 01397 705825 www.nevisrange.co.uk
Lecht: 01975 651440 www.lecht.co.uk
CairnGorm: 01479 861261 www.cairngormmountain.co.uk
Glenshee: 013397 41320 www.ski-glenshee.co.uk
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Northern Cairngorms Outlook
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Sunday 22nd January
FL: 1500ft.  Inversion
914m: -2°c Little or No Wind.
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Monday 23rd January
FL: 2000ft.  Inversion
914m: 0°c Little or No Wind.
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  19.01hrs Sat 21st Jan
West Highlands Outlook
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Sunday 22nd January
FL: 2000ft.  Flurries
914m: 0°c Little or No Wind.
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Monday 23rd January
FL: 1000ft.  Inversion
914m: 2°c Little or No Wind.
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  19.00hrs Sat 21st Jan
Southern Cairngorms Outlook
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Sunday 22nd January
FL: 1500ft.  Inversion
914m: -2°c Little or No Wind.
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Monday 23rd January
FL: 2000ft.  Inversion
914m: 0°c Little or No Wind.
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  19.02hrs Sat 21st Jan
Glencoe // Sat 14th Jan
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Not much snow, but what's here was lovely to ski on Saturday.
Glencoe // Thu 12th Jan
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Snow showers through Thursday, with more forecast tonight. Check webcams on Friday.
Glencoe // Wed 28th Dec
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The Wall will be the first lift served red run available this season on Thursday. Plateau Poma and Cliffhanger scheduled.
Glencoe // Tue 27th Dec
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Plateau Poma scheduled to run on Wednesday. More options further up for Tourers and plenty of snow for sledging.
CairnGorm Mtn // Thu 24th Nov
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CairnGorm set to open on Friday.
The Lecht // Sat 12th Nov
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Snowy Owl chair in operation as the Lecht kicks of the Scottish Season. Looking OK for Sunday, cooler tonight and staying dry till around dusk Sunday.
Glenshee // Mon 7th Nov
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Some accumulations starting to build on Southern aspects like Butchart's Access.
CairnGorm Mtn // Mon 7th Nov
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Looking out over the lower slopes with more snow forecast later Tuesday.
Lowther Hill Outlook
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Sunday 22nd January
FL: 2000ft.  Flurries
725m: -1°c South 10-15mph
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Monday 23rd January
FL: 2500ft.  Overcast
725m: 0°c SW 20 gust 30mph
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  19.02hrs Sat 21st Jan