/ best bet for scottish ski toomorow ?
I'm touring NE.
Glenshee I'd say. Check out the picture on their FB page.
I'm thinking of coming up late Sunday for skiing Monday, Tuesday. Any clues from anyone closer to the action where the better conditions are.
Also, there's a spare seat in my car from Manchester if anyone's interested
I drove through Glenshee today, and all runs were open. Plenty of snow still about.
Other things equal, I'd always choose the Shee anyway, because it has the most terrain.
I was up there last Saturday with daughter #3 and it was way better than it looked. The webcams were showing a lot of stripiness and it was a bit warm, so it didn't look too great even when we got there. But actually the snow was completely fabulous. We skied our tiny brains out and went home very happy bunnies.
I was thinking then that the only thing it needed was another big white dump, and it looks like they're getting one now :-)
was up at glenshee on thursday great cover on sunnyside also seems to be less affected by the high winds than cairngorm or nevis especialy if the winds are easterly
Is this still a feasible base for Glenshee?
The llama man at Blacklunans is quite fun too though. He showed my kids round his llamas even though we'd disturbed him at dinner-time and there was absolutely no financial payoff in it for him.
The llamas are called Jet, Atticus and Brad, should you need to know.
I've skied at Cairngorm several times, but you've just persuaded me to do something different!
My pleasure. It's usually a lot easier to get to Glen Shee too-- the A9 is full of roadworks at the mo and a bit of a sod even when it isn't. The A93 is a bendy wee track, but they work hard at keeping it open. Think 45 minutes from Perth.
Top tip at Glen Shee: unless you arrive early you will probably be parked up by the attendants about a third of a mile from the ticket office. Do NOT do this walk in ski-boots. Do it in trainers, and stick them in your backpack once you've got to the bottom of the first lift.
Enjoy. When the Shee is bad it's very, very bad, but when it is good, it's f*cking ace, as good as the Alps, and only an hour from my house :-)
My boots aren't comfortable at the best of times, so will certainly take your advice. And as for living so close, I can only be jealous
You there on Monday? You might even see me there. God knows I've earned a time out in the last fortnight...
I would go Sat or Sun, but this weekend I have < mysterious new-routing voice> Other Plans that I'm not allowed to tell anyone about till we actually nail the thing, or possibly things ;-)
It looks like weather will be marginally better early next week, and with quieter slopes, could be lucky.
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