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BEST SKIING OF THE SEASON IN SCOTLAND

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.

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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.

Cairngorm

Cairngorm ski area from Glenmore

We headed up to Cairngorm.

Heading to Cairngorm

Heading 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.

Fresh tracks off the Fiacaill Ridge poma, Cairngorm

Top of White Lady, Cairngorm

Top of White Lady, Cairngorm

Cairngorm February 2020

Cairngorm

Yaaaaaaay!! Spent the morning tracking out Fiacaill Ridge, The White Lady and the M1!😎8 inches of champagne powder ❤ Braw day Cairngorm Mountain !! ⛷🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿❄ #dayoftheseason#skiscotland Ski-Scotland SunGod Flylow Gear

Posted by Where Stags Roar on Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Glencoe

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.

Glencoe, February 2020

Glencoe

Glencoe, February 2020

Glencoe

Glencoe, February 2020

Glencoe

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.

26th Feb 2020 Glencoe

Quick trip to Glencoe today where they have a HUGE amount of snow.#skiscotland #adventureproof #flylowgear

Posted by Where Stags Roar on Wednesday, 26 February 2020

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.

Rod Frazer

Rod Frazer

Dianne Frazer

Dianne Frazer

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