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Cairngorm Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Cairngorm at 549 m altitude issued: 5 am23 Jan 2018 (local time)
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Cairngorm Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Cairngorm Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 17.0mm) heaviest on Tue night, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Wed morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 7°C on Tue morning, min -3°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (severe gales from the WSW on Wed morning, moderate winds from the SW by Thu morning).

Days 4-6 Cairngorm Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 10.0mm), heaviest on Sat morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 8°C on Sun morning, min -4°C on Fri morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the WSW on Fri afternoon, gales from the WSW by Sun night).
Tuesday 23Wednesday 24Thursday 25Friday 26Saturday 27Sunday 28
AMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnight
 
light rain
rain showers
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
rain showers
light rain
light rain
rain showers
km/h
Wind (km/h)
60 SW60
50 WSW50
40 SW40
60 WSW60
60 WSW60
45 SW45
50 SSW50
30 NW30
35 NNW35
20 NW20
15 WNW15
10 SSW10
30 SSW30
45 WSW45
45 W45
55 WSW55
60 W60
65 WSW65
Summary
light rain
rain shwrs
snow shwrs
light snow
snow shwrs
snow shwrs
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
some clouds
some clouds
light rain
light rain
rain shwrs
light rain
light rain
rain shwrs
Snow map
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Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
4211---------221221
max°C
Max °C
744221211-2-2-1343888
min°C
Min °C
52110111-3-4-3-3142788
chill°C
WChill°C
-1-5-7-7-8-7-7-5-10-10-6-6-5-2-5122
Humid.%928983868488919595908376899382959288
Freezing level (m)190011508007507506507007006500350095020001200205022502550
Cairngorm freezing level scale
snowy slopeCairngorm freezing level
Sunrise8:30--8:29--8:27--8:26--8:23--8:22--
Sunset-4:22--4:23--4:25--4:28--4:30--4:32-
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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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