I’m considering driving up for a days “touring” , the inverted commas are meant to denote slight tongue in check . Bare in mind that I’ve done many a half day in the lakes skinning up narrow ribbons of slush / ice / mud . I have old skis and skins for this job and don’t even mind walking down. Also done many a day taking the skis for a walk . Have a very vague need to drive up to nearby aviemore and the thought occurred to me that taking the skis for a walk might sway the decision .
The british backcountry group on facebook is good for skiing conditions.
Looking at the ski center webcams, I wouldn't be tempted personally to take my skis for a walk today. It may be better on the plateau, but I would be surprised if there is enough to be worthwhile.
There does appear to be a few patches though, so I guess if you are very determined you might manage a few turns, probably depends on how much you want those turns!!
The sais forecaster was out and about in the area yesterday. http://ncairngormsblog.sais.gov.uk/2022/01/diminishing-snow-pack/
Even at the weekend it only looked cosmetic(we were on cha-no so could see ciste gully etc on the walk in) with it looking like snow ribbons on the whole lower down.
(A month ago we had a couple of great days touring)
The White Lady and Gunbarrel ones here look up the hill. I think the zigzags one might be quite high up too? It does seem odd that they don't have a top station one. Or maybe they do and I don't recognise the name?
Gah, that looks grim, Blair Aitken set the FKT for the 4000ers earlier in the month (i think, no date on the article) conditions looked good quite then if a little thin, link for those with FB
Thanks, the post was dated the 9th but wasn't sure if it was earlier in the week.
I'm looking out of my bedroom window right now into the Norries.........for a ski tour it is not worth getting out of bed for.
The highest tops are only just in the clag, looks like a great day for a bike ride