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Cairngorm Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Cairngorm at 549 m altitude issued: 5 am09 Dec 2016 (local time)  
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Cairngorm Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Cairngorm Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 10.0mm), heaviest on Fri morning. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Fri morning, min 3°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the WSW on Fri night, light winds from the W by Sun night).

Days 4-6 Cairngorm Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 22.0mm), heaviest during Wed night. Mild temperatures (max 7°C on Tue night, min 1°C on Tue morning). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, strong winds from the SSW by Tue night).
Friday 9Saturday 10Sunday 11Monday 12Tuesday 13Wednesday 14
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light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
km/h
Wind (km/h)
40 SW40
45 SW45
50 SW50
55 WSW55
50 WSW50
50 W50
50 WNW50
30 WNW30
15 SSW15
35 SSW35
25 WSW25
5 W5
20 SSE20
30 SSE30
40 S40
40 S40
40 S40
10 SW10
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Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
21---222132---32210
max°C
Max °C
986545666662357777
min°C
Min °C
875543663542145773
chill°C
WChill°C
32-1-2-3-401-20-1-2-4-1022-1
Humid.%948485858889929578889662598190909388
Freezing level (m)280020001500125012001100145018002250225017501650200024002450195018001550
Cairngorm freezing level scale
snowy slopeCairngorm freezing level
Sunrise8:41--8:42--8:44--8:45--8:45--8:47--
Sunset-3:32--3:32--3:32--3:30--3:30--3:30-

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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