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Snow Editorial // 19.20hrs Sat 20th Dec 2014

Snow Level:
1000 ft (300 m)   Vertical Runs: 1650 ft (500 m)

Photos from Saturday 20th in the Public Reports.

What's this? Our Snow Editorials are an independent overview of conditions.
:: CairnGorm Mountain Official Report

Last Update 17.51hrs on Saturday 20th Dec 2014

The upper bowls are now ready to open with some fantastic cover for this time of year. When the wind eases we hope to operate the Ptarmigan and Ciste tows in addition to the funicular railway. There is some fresh drifting snow on the upper runs. Yesterday's thaw has firmed up the snow across the mountain creating a good base. The Traverse, 105, Coire Cas, and Zig Zags are all providing good skiing The lower slopes are getting patchy as is the bottom of the Home Road.

ForecastVertical Descent
   1800
Weather at 3600
Temp: -4 (Feels Like: -14C); Weather: Fog; Wind Speed: 58mph; Wind Direction: WNW; Wind Gust: 78mph. Direction: WSW; Wind Gust: 81mph. 
Road Status
Open.


:: CairnGorm Mountain Lift Status & News
Still too windy for the top lifts so we will be offering snowsports on the Traverse, 105, ZZ's and then the Home Road is the best option back to the Day Lodge. There has been fresh overnight snowfall and drifting which is grooming up well on the marked routes. Good visibility at present, enjoy your day. Ops 1

Lift Status // Sat 20th Dec 2014
Status of Carpark Lifts
1
Closed
CairnGorm Funicular
4
Closed
Sheiling Trainer Tow
2
Closed
CarPark Ski Tow
17
Closed
DayLodge Poma
3
Fiacaill Ridge Poma
Status of Coire Cas Lifts
5
Closed
Fiacaill Ski Tow
7
Closed
M1 Poma
6
Closed
Coire Cas T-Bar
8
Closed
White Lady T-bar
Status of Coire na Ciste Lifts
10
Closed
Coire na Ciste Chairlift
12
Closed
Aonach Poma
11
Closed
West Wall Chairlift
15
Closed
West Wall Poma
Status of Ptarmigan (Beginner) Lifts
13
Closed
Coire na Ciste Tow
16
Closed
Polar Express Poma
14
Ptarmigan Ski Tow
Official Report data supplied by CairnGorm Mountain Ltd. Information on this page is © CairnGorm Mountain Ltd and Winterhighland Ltd.

:: CairnGorm Mountain Webcams
Mid-Mountain:
Ptarmigan Tow
 
The White Lady
 
Coire Cas
Ptarmigan Bowl:
SSC Hut
Coire Cas:
Coire Cas
Aviemore:
Aviemore
tricky
Mountain Spirit - Ski Mountaineering and Telemark
Northern Cairngorms Outlook
This 5 day outlook issued at
19.38hrs Sat 20th Dec.
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Sunday 21st December
FL: >Tops.  Rain
914m: 5°c West 70-100mph
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Monday 22nd December
FL: 2000ft.  Snow Showers
914m: -2°c West 40-60mph
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Tuesday 23rd December
FL: 1500ft.  Light Snow
914m: -3°c West 20-45mph
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Wednesday 24th December
FL: 1500ft.  Snow Showers
914m: -3°c West 25-45mph
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Thursday 25th December
FL: Surface.  Inversion
914m: -3°c NW 5 gust 10mph
Further Information
Scottish Ski Club Hut at 05.21hrs
At 2500ft (762m) on Sun 21st Dec 2014

Air Temperature: 3.3°c
Wind: N 0 gust 74mph
Wind Chill: 3.3°c   Dew Point:1.6°c
Air Pressure: 1014.8mb  RH: 89%
Twetbulb:
View:
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hour/day/graph.
CairnGorm Mtn // Fri 19th Dec
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Good cover in the Top Basin if the wind would just cooperate... Funicular most likely for Sat, but check AM.
CairnGorm Mtn // Tue 16th Dec
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Ptarmigan Traverse being prepared late Tuesday. Ciste & Ptarmigan T-bar scheduled for Wed if wind allows.
CairnGorm Mtn // Sat 13th Dec
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Getting some opening day turns in on windpacked powdery snow in the Cas Boulderfield.
CairnGorm Mtn // Sat 4th Oct
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