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Ski United Kingdom

Cairngorm Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Cairngorm at 549 m altitude issued: 12 pm20 Aug 2017 (local time)
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Cairngorm Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Cairngorm Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 34.0mm), heaviest during Mon night. Very mild (max 17°C on Tue afternoon, min 9°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Cairngorm Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 26.0mm), heaviest during Thu morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Wed afternoon, min 5°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.
Sunday 20Monday 21Tuesday 22Wednesday 23Thursday 24Friday 25
AMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnight
 
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
cloudy
rain showers
heavy rain
moderate rain
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
moderate rain
moderate rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
clear
km/h
Wind (km/h)
15 NW15
5 NW5
5 SSE5
10 S10
10 SSW10
10 SSE10
15 SSW15
15 SSW15
25 SSE25
25 S25
20 SW20
10 SSW10
10 S10
5 S5
15 NNW15
15 N15
10 N10
0 W0
Summary
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cloudy
rain shwrs
heavy rain
mod. rain
rain shwrs
rain shwrs
light rain
rain shwrs
some clouds
mod. rain
mod. rain
light rain
light rain
some clouds
clear
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Snow cm
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Rain mm
222-11661422-8752--
max°C
Max °C
1213914141216171416171011121010116
min°C
Min °C
10129111311141613141491011910105
chill°C
WChill°C
8129101210131511121378107895
Humid.%877697796994948296927392948594967983
Freezing level (m)230025003050315033003400335034003400305028002500220023002400245024002400
Cairngorm freezing level scale
snowy slopeCairngorm freezing level
Sunrise5:50--5:52--5:54--5:56--5:58--6:01--
Sunset-8:44--8:40--8:37--8:36--8:32--8:30-

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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