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Cairngorm Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Cairngorm at 549 m altitude issued: 6 pm26 Apr 2017 (local time)
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Cairngorm Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Cairngorm Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 18.0mm), heaviest on Thu morning. Mild temperatures (max 5°C on Fri morning, min 1°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NNW on Thu morning, calm by Fri morning).

Days 4-6 Cairngorm Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 39.0mm), heaviest during Mon morning. Very mild (max 11°C on Tue morning, min 3°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SE on Sun afternoon, light winds from the SSW by Mon morning).
WedThursday 27Friday 28Saturday 29Sunday 30Monday 1Tue
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light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
light rain
light rain
light rain
heavy rain
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
km/h
Wind (km/h)
20 NW20
35 NW35
40 NNW40
35 NNW35
15 NNW15
5 NW5
10 WSW10
15 S15
20 S20
30 SSE30
35 SSE35
50 SE50
50 SE50
45 SE45
15 SSE15
20 SSW20
35 SSE35
15 S15
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Snow cm
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Rain mm
2352-12122222419242
max°C
Max °C
3344155356544669611
min°C
Min °C
314314514533445759
chill°C
WChill°C
-1-5-2-2-433-300-3-4-3-32306
Humid.%859895859180789384869290909197757289
Freezing level (m)800105012001050800950115010001000125012001000105016501600150022002350
Cairngorm freezing level scale
snowy slopeCairngorm freezing level
Sunrise--5:35--5:33--5:31--5:28--5:26--5:24
Sunset8:46--8:49--8:51--8:52--8:54--8:58--
Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: It is snowing steadily in Cairngorm.
  2. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snow falling at Cairngorm.

Other resorts in United Kingdom are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (0)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Cairngorm at the specific elevation of 549 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Cairngorm. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of United Kingdom.

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Visitor Reviews of Cairngorm

Fraser from United Kingdom writes:

Guys, cut 'Gorm'some slack here! They do their best for the conditions they get. Sure it's not guaranteed but when it's good it's awesome. Here are my tips if you're going up:

Car parks fill up quickly, especially at weekends or during school holidays. Get there a wee bit earlier if you want to be in the Cas (upper car park). Even better, car share with someone else, or take a regular bus from Aviemore (right outside train station).

Take cash for buying your ticket. There's a separate queue and it will make it a lot quicker.

The train getting blocked at tunnel mouths used to be a problem. However, they now have a heated door at the top tunnel entrance, so snow shouldn't lie here now. If there is snow blocking the bottom, then there should be enough to run a lift from the bottom, so take one of these!

The surface lifts take a lot of pressure off the train, allowing it to be used for beginners. You can take either the car park T-bar or Fiacaill ridge poma, and then the M1 poma (takes you to the top station) or the Cas T-bar (takes you to the bottom of traverse, and there are some nice greens and blues here.

The Ciste side of the mountain is good if the west wall poma is open, and this is where the most challenging terrain is, some off-piste too.

Things I would suggest to Cairngorm:

Get updates on earlier in the morning, although this is improving.

Get the Ciste Chairlifts running again! It would allow access directly from the Ciste (lower car park) to the bottom of the top bowl! It opens up a lot more terrain, and by not having chairs in use you are falling behind other ski resorts.

So if you're thinking about a trip up 'Gorm, then check the updates on their website or phone recorded message. When it's good, it's awesome. Some days will have more sketchy weather, and fewer runs but they try their best! Also be sure to check out their mini shred areas, these are great fun!

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