SKIING IN SCOTLAND AT HALF-TERM
20th February 2020 | Rod Frazer, The Lecht
Last modified on February 24th, 2020
There has been a lot of snow (and wind) at the UK’s main ski resorts this past week, thanks to Storm Dennis. PlanetSKI’s Scotland reporter has been out on the slopes.
As always, the weather here keeps changing so there has been some great skiing to be had over half term during some windows in the weather.
Glenshee is pretty sheltered so has been offering the most consistent skiing.
Today (Thursday) for example they plan to run 11 lifts including a couple of chairs, nearly all on the ‘Cairnwell’ side and one Poma on the ‘Sunnyside.’
The Lecht has had a gradual build up of snow and by midweek is able to offer more varied riding now that quite a few more tows are open.
I skied there yesterday in blue skies and fresh snow, with no lift queues, not bad for half term!
Cairngorm has plenty of snow but has been hampered on and off with high wind speeds, shutting down the upper mountain periodically forcing them to limit ticket sales.
However Thursday should be superb top to bottom.
See Rod’s earlier report with some stunning images showing conditions in Scotland:
In the west, Nevis Range and Glencoe both have plenty of snow.
Glencoe is offering skiing from summit all the way to the car park at the bottom of the access chair.
Again, the wind has made things challenging.
Today for example Glencoe is offering half day ticket prices as they expect the wind speeds to pick up later in the afternoon and possibly cut the day short.
There is more stormy weather on and off in the forecast over the coming days but also plenty of snow forecast too. So I expect to enjoy some great skiing next week on the calmer days.
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