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Cairngorm Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Cairngorm at 549 m altitude issued: 11 pm26 Feb 2017 (local time)  
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Cairngorm Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Cairngorm Weather Summary:

A dusting of new snow. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Sun night, min -2°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SW on Sun night, light winds from the WSW by Mon afternoon).

Days 4-6 Cairngorm Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 5.0mm) at first, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Fri afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 3°C on Thu morning, min -2°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the WSW on Thu morning, light winds from the W by Fri night).
SunMonday 27Tuesday 28Wednesday 1Thursday 2Friday 3Sat
nightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPM
 
snow showers
clear
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
light snow
light snow
light rain
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
km/h
Wind (km/h)
50 SW50
35 SW35
15 SSW15
10 NW10
30 NNW30
35 N35
30 NW30
20 NW20
10 W10
10 WSW10
50 WSW50
40 WSW40
15 SW15
30 SE30
30 E30
10 S10
10 W10
25 W25
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T scotland snow sum27.cc23
T scotland snow sum28.cc23
T scotland snow sum01.cc23
T scotland snow sum02.cc23
T scotland snow sum03.cc23
T scotland snow sum04.cc23
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Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
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max°C
Max °C
111-211-111-232122122
min°C
Min °C
-2-1-1-2-1-1-2-1-1-211011-201
chill°C
WChill°C
-10-8-4-6-8-8-8-6-5-5-7-6-5-5-4-5-3-5
Humid.%837771708290918580799193758395858594
Freezing level (m)4503505503503506505004506504507008508501000800950850850
Cairngorm freezing level scale
snowy slopeCairngorm freezing level
Sunrise-7:13--7:11--7:07--7:05--7:03--7:01-
Sunset--5:40--5:44--5:45--5:47--5:50--5:52

Other resorts in United Kingdom are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (4)

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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