BEST SKIING OF THE SEASON IN SCOTLAND
27th February 2020 | Rod Frazer, Glencoe
Last modified on May 15th, 2021
After a dismal, practically snowless, start to the winter, Scotland’s ski areas are covered in snow. Lots of it. Our Scotland reporter is enjoying Fab February.
There is great skiing on offer from all of the Scottish ski areas just now.
It’s the first time all winter that we’ve had a lengthy cold spell, with plenty of snowfalls.
It’s allowed a proper base to build up, with some really epic accumulations of snow on some aspects.
It wasn’t at all bad last week, as we found:
It is even better now.
Tuesday has been the pick of the week so far.
Could it be the day of the season in Scotland?
It looked like it.
We headed up to Cairngorm.
There were blue skies, no wind and 8 inches of champagne powder!
It was the best day to ski, snowboard and record the experience.
On Wednesday, we were at Glencoe, where there is a tremendous amount of snow.
The whole mountain has filled in really well and cold temperatures are keeping the new snow in very good shape.
We had intermittent wee blizzards topping up windblown powder stashes, and clear spells with great vis for getting fresh tracks.
It’s possible to ski from the top of the mountain all the way to the car park, with a vertical descent of 2,400 feet.
After being home from the Alps for a couple of years now, we’re starting to take for granted the amazing quality of snow we’ve been skiing on here.
The combination of regular top ups, very few snow cannons, and much lighter traffic on the hill keeps the snow in amazing shape.
It’s soft, grippy, squeaky and an absolute dream to ski on.
These are some of the big up sides of the often challenging weather conditions we sometimes have to put up with in Scotland!
The outlook is pretty good for the next few days, staying mostly cold with some more fresh snow forecast.
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