/ UK touring info
Last time I lived in the UK I didn't ski... now I'm back I need my weekend ski fixes! Any info appreciated, don't know where to start short of picking up an OS map and going.
Look on Winterhighland and buy the "Ski Mountaineer in Scotland" book if you can get hold of it.
Unfortunately the SMC guide "Ski Mountaineering in Scotland" is out of print and rarer than hen's teeth.
You could consider joining the Eagle Ski Club, which is a dedicated national club for ski touring.
Good resource for conditions etc:
Winterhighland and the ski resort websites good to get idea of conditions..then pick a map and go!
Mountain spirit had a few copies last year - probably all gone now
That's very handy!
That's exactly what I was looking for - cheers.
Also great, thanks.
Anyone have any idea about lakes/wales?
Regarding the Lakes, and accordign to friends of friends I have in the area, the classics are to follow the big ridge lines like High Street, or to get up onto the Helvellyn plateau. That's where I hope to be sometime this season - just not this w/e!
In Wales if you dig throug the Snowdonia winter conditions threads, you'll see comments from a couple of people who've been up on the Carneddau (again a big, mainly grassy plateau).
Btw - I've replied to your email from last night,
> Anyone have any idea about lakes/wales?
There's at least one guy who's managed some reasonable skiing in the Beacons in the past...
...but the main thing I read in his threads is that he gets to do that sort of thing because he lives next door, and that road access when the hills are in condition is minimal. Snowdonia seems like a slightly better bet in that respect.
"Ski Touring in Scotland" by Angela Oakley published by Cicerone.
Or combine a tour with a few runs on the tow, brew in the hut then away you go.
where are you based ?
Seemed very cross-country oriented to me. Not That There Is Anything Wrong With That, but "Ski Mountaineering in Scotland" seems better if you were looking for a decent amount of downhill in your tours.
West Yorkshire - meaning Scotland is do-able for a weekend but a bit of a trek. Lakes/Wales closer.
Crossing fingers for some decent snow in the dales later in the winter too.
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