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Cairngorm Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Cairngorm at 549 m altitude issued: 12 am17 Oct 2017 (local time)
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Cairngorm Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Cairngorm Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 41.0mm), heaviest during Mon night. Very mild (max 10°C on Tue morning, min 5°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SSW on Mon night, calm by Tue night).

Days 4-6 Cairngorm Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 73.0mm), heaviest during Thu night. Mild temperatures (max 8°C on Thu night, min 4°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SE on Fri night, calm by Sat afternoon).
MonTuesday 17Wednesday 18Thursday 19Friday 20Saturday 21Sun
nightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPM
 
heavy rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
moderate rain
light rain
light rain
heavy rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
moderate rain
heavy rain
light rain
light rain
km/h
Wind (km/h)
55 SSW55
45 W45
25 NNW25
5 NE5
10 SSE10
15 SE15
30 SSE30
30 SSE30
30 SSE30
10 WNW10
35 NW35
10 NNW10
45 SE45
45 SE45
35 ESE35
35 WNW35
40 NW40
45 WNW45
Summary
heavy rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
mod. rain
light rain
light rain
heavy rain
rain shwrs
some clouds
rain shwrs
rain shwrs
mod. rain
heavy rain
light rain
light rain
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T scotland snow sum17.cc23
T scotland snow sum18.cc23
T scotland snow sum19.cc23
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Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
1642421723342-8261254
max°C
Max °C
9107667899866776687
min°C
Min °C
996566688454466677
chill°C
WChill°C
443432244-102-101222
Humid.%959496979589929294998580769495969594
Freezing level (m)215021502200180016501700215021002000200013001350210015501700165017001750
Cairngorm freezing level scale
snowy slopeCairngorm freezing level
Sunrise-7:50--7:52--7:54--7:58--8:00--8:02-
Sunset--6:07--6:05--6:01--5:59--5:57--5:53

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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