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Cairngorm Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Cairngorm at 549 m altitude issued: 6 am01 Oct 2016 (local time)  
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Cairngorm Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Cairngorm Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 4.0mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 11°C on Mon morning, min 2°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, strong winds from the SSE by Mon night).

Days 4-6 Cairngorm Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 5.0mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 12°C on Wed afternoon, min 7°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSE on Tue morning, light winds from the S by Tue night).
Saturday 1Sunday 2Monday 3Tuesday 4Wednesday 5Thursday 6
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rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
km/h
Wind (km/h)
5 E5
5 NE5
5 NW5
5 SSE5
10 SSE10
20 SSE20
25 SSE25
35 SSE35
35 SSE35
45 SSE45
40 S40
15 S15
25 S25
35 S35
40 SSW40
35 SSW35
30 SSW30
30 SSW30
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Rain mm
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max°C
Max °C
88499611117910811121011129
min°C
Min °C
6526548859979111010108
chill°C
WChill°C
642521440465676674
Humid.%888584747177716474798781716571716576
Freezing level (m)140015001500155018502600285032003450260023002550320036003650340034003150
Cairngorm freezing level scale
snowy slopeCairngorm freezing level
Sunrise7:18--7:20--7:22--7:24--7:26--7:30--
Sunset-6:46--6:44--6:42--6:38--6:36--6:34-

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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