/ cairngorm ski centre, condition?
I should probably qualify that a bit as I don't think it's ever worth paying for a pass on Cairngorm...
High temps forecast for the next few days but the real reason not to go is the high winds that are also forecast. Likely to make it unpleasant to ski or lead to the uplift being stopped.
If you want good skiing then forget it. If all you want is a wee slide and the winds have dropped and you don't mind paying the price then why not?
I recommend adding Cairngorm Mountain on Facebook or Twitter. Good regular updated.
it is often worth paying for a pass on CairnGorm. Ignore Dave on this one. Although, I think he is right about current conditions.
Always check here: http://www.winterhighland.info/cams/cairngorm-mountain/
There is plenty of snow, look on the webcams. Not enough though but it will come.
Just back from Cairngorm today and it's pretty poor. I skinned up the Ciste which was hard snow but not your actual ice. Lots of ice about higher up and none of the tows above the M1 open. I didn't see into the cas but given that the top car park was full I assume it was pretty busy.
The good news is that snow loss has been much less than I imagined and what is left constitutes a pretty good base with many of the gullies being full.
Don't despair this really is early days yet!
Save your pennies for some better nick. It's not going to get any better in the next couple of days.
I was up on the skins again today and the snow is much softer than yesterday and starting to thaw more rapidly.
I was also up there(walking) and agree with Dave, Having said that it was busy and everyone seemed happy :)
Amazed how much snow has gone from the ptarmigan bowl.
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