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Glencoe Mountain Resort Snow Report for 28 Jan 2015

Our Snow Report for Glencoe Mountain Resort brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Glencoe Mountain Resort snow report shown below was updated on 28 Jan 2015. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Glencoe Mountain Resort.

Glencoe Mountain Resort Snow Report Issued: 28 Jan 2015

Season opens: 20 December 2014 | Season closes: 12 April 2015

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Season open
Most recent snowfall: on 28 Jan 2015
Fresh snow depth: 5 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
120
50
Bottom New Snow in Resort: –
Good piste on-piste
×
Closed
Powder Off piste
Varied
Resort runs Resort runs closed

Resort Ski Report: 0 out of 7 Lifts open.

Glencoe Mountain Resort Snow Conditions: Resort temporarily closed

Reported Weather Conditions: Snow, Strong winds have led to the closure of all lifts, Temperature: -4° C

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  1. Nevis Upper runs complete along with most lower runs, reduced cover in places. Snow pack firm with grooming and fresh snowfall improving the piste conditions. Currently snowing to the to the base station
  
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Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Thu Fri Sat

(91m — 1221m)

snow report yesterday

27 km away

Nevis Range webcam
20
30
Hard
Varied
3 days ago
4
6
partially cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 656 m
200m 550m 200m

(603m — 1060m)

snow report yesterday

86 km away

70
50

Fresh
Limited
2 cm
yesterday
16
5
partially cloudy
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 832 m
200m 550m 300m

(549m — 1097m)

snow report yesterday

90 km away

Cairngorm webcam
80
50
Hard
Limited
1 cm
yesterday
24
8
partially cloudy
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 823 m
200m 600m 300m

(640m — 823m)

snow report yesterday

116 km away

70
50
Hard
Limited
2 cm
3 days ago
21
9
2
partially cloudy
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 732 m
250m 600m 350m

(219m — 945m)

snow report yesterday

789 km away

195
110
Powder
Powder
10 cm
yesterday
14
7
3
moderate snow
partially cloudy
clear
Mid station 582 m
150m 0m 0m

Notes on the Glencoe Mountain Resort Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Glencoe Mountain Resort. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Glencoe Mountain Resort piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Glencoe Mountain Resort snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Glencoe Mountain Resort, the Glencoe Mountain Resort weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Glencoe Mountain Resort weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Glencoe Mountain Resort, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Glencoe Mountain Resort. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Glencoe Mountain Resort snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Glencoe Mountain Resort snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Glencoe Mountain Resort snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Glencoe Mountain Resort snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Glencoe Mountain Resort, study the Glencoe Mountain Resort piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Glencoe Mountain Resort snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Glencoe Mountain Resort on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Glencoe Mountain Resort (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Glencoe Mountain Resort Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Glencoe Mountain Resort snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.