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Cairngorm Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Cairngorm at 549 m altitude issued: 6 am25 Oct 2016 (local time)  
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Cairngorm Snow Forecast


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Days 0-3 Cairngorm Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 7.0mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Very mild (max 11°C on Thu afternoon, min 3°C on Tue morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the S on Tue morning, near gales from the WSW by Thu afternoon).

Days 4-6 Cairngorm Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 21.0mm), heaviest during Sun night. Very mild (max 12°C on Sat morning, min 4°C on Fri morning). Mainly fresh winds.
Tuesday 25Wednesday 26Thursday 27Friday 28Saturday 29Sunday 30
partly cloudy
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
rain showers
heavy rain
Wind (km/h)
15 S15
25 SSW25
35 SW35
40 WSW40
50 W50
30 SW30
55 WSW55
60 WSW60
40 W40
40 W40
30 W30
15 SW15
20 SW20
25 SW25
25 SSW25
25 SSW25
30 SW30
15 SW15
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Snow map
T scotland snow sum25.cc23
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)145018501950305014002950345026001100120014502850295031503150310028502550
Cairngorm freezing level scale
snowy slopeCairngorm freezing level

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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