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Sunday February 3, 2019 - Email this article to a friend

Winter finally gets underway in Scotland with some great skiing conditions. And a ski tow in Cumbria offers some turns too.

It has been a frustrating time for skiers and snowboarders in Scotland with little snow so far this winter.

Not anymore.

The cold snap has brought some good skiing conditions and one of our regular readers, Rod Frazer, has been making a few turns.

"We have had some consistently cold weather and top ups of snow over the last few days, and the Scottish ski season is now properly underway," said Rod.

"The best of the conditions presently are at The Lecht, most of the runs were open today and the groomers are continuing to work to open the rest of the hill - there's no shortage of snow."

"Blue skies, hardly any wind and minus 5 made for an excellent day today."

Nevis Range over on the west is pretty good too; with skiing from the Summit Tow all the way down to the restaurant, although a few areas have thin cover."

"Cairngorm, Glencoe and Glenshee also have skiing available. Extensive snow-making on Cairngorm means the length of the Car Park tow is now ski-able, so great for beginners and intermediates."

"Likewise Glenshee and Glencoe also have limited skiing available. There's a lot of cold powdery snow lying all over the hills, with more forecast on Sunday, so it just takes a bit of wind in the right direction to shift the snow and let the fences do their work - then there should be a lot more skiing opening up."

"The weather outlook is good this week, with plenty of cold weather, and further snowfalls forecast."

"Those in the know have also been enjoying some really great ski touring, which is becoming increasingly popular in Scotland."

Here's Rod first in The Nevis Range.

Rod FrazerRod Frazer

The Nevis Range, ScotlandThe Nevis Range, Scotland

And then it was off to The Lecht for Rod:

And he has sent us these stunning images of the snow in Scotland:

The Lecht, ScotlandThe Lecht, Scotland

The Lecht, ScotlandThe Lecht, Scotland

The Lecht, ScotlandThe Lecht, Scotland

The Lecht, ScotlandThe Lecht, Scotland

Rod Frazer is a BASI ISTD ski instructor and owner of Where Stags Roar.

He worked out of Les2Alpes for the British Alpine Ski School (BASS).

See here for an earlier feature as he decided to head back to his native Scotland:
And there has also been some skiing in England.


At Yad Moss in Cumbria where there is a tow lift.

Lee Jackson has posted these images on Facebook

"What a great first time up at Yadmoss. Thank you to the friendly staff who were out all day running the tow and cabin. Never thought I'd be boarding with a wee bit of powder in Cumbria. Lift took a bit of getting used to but loved it. Fingers crossed for more snow! See you soon 😁"

Yad Moss, CumbriaYad Moss, Cumbria

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