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Keep snow dancing for next season!

This Report for the Scottish Highlands was issued at
16.09hrs Monday 15th May 2017.
The Lecht managed to reopen for a few days in late April, but didn't quite make it to the start of May so that looks to be that until next winter. Lift served downhill mountain biking open daily at Nevis Range and Glencoe wind permitting.

The Lecht managed to reopen for snowsports on the last Thursday of April after several days of heavy convective snow showers streaming in off the Moray Firth. Unfortunately as has happened several times this season, overnight was milder and damper than expected with hours of rainfall resulting in reduced snow cover by Thursday. However some runs survived and the Lecht managed to offer three days of limited snowsports, giving the Lecht the first and last lift served riding of the 2017 season.

Summer activities are now underway with lift served mountain biking on the downhill tracks at Nevis Range and Glencoe open daily wind permitting. The Nevis downhill tracks will be closed Mon 29th May through Sun 4th June for the UCI World Cup - tracks will reopen as soon as possible on Monday 5th June. If you are heading to the World Cup why not bring your bikes and visit Glencoe, both bike tracks will be open daily through the period.

At Glencoe Summer Tubing is open weekends and holidays until end of October, sessions take place on the hour on the dry slopes and are just 5 pounds per person.

The West Coast access lifts provide some short walks to spectacular view points, unlike the Funicular on CairnGorm there is no restriction on access from these lifts. There are two to choose from at Nevis Range around 20 and 40 minutes from the Top Station respectively and at Glencoe it's about a 30minute round trip to the top of Creag Dhubh which offers spectacular 360 degree views over Rannoch Moor, Meall a' Bhuiridh, into Glen Etive and and the entrance to Glencoe.

At CairnGorm it is possible to walk up and take the Funicular back down, but it is not possible to take the Funicular up to access the mountain outwith the snowsports season.

:: Mountain Forecast Discussion
Our mountain weather summary forecasts will return for the Summer. In the meantime please check the MWIS and Met Office Mountain forecasts for the latest detailed area mountain weather outlooks.

:: NEW Winterhighland Android App
Optimised for speedy access to the essential information from Scotland's five snowsports areas on even the slowest mobile connections our new Android app is the easiest way to keep tabs with what's happening on the move and now includes Lowther Hills Ski Club.

:: Webcams and Weather Stations
This weekend (Sun 14th May) we have replaced some hardware to provide a higher resolution view from the off grid camera on the top of Lowther Hill - this camera is situated at the top of the highest portion of the Southern Upland Way footpath. There is also a webcam in Leadhills, along with Wanlockhead Scotland's highest villages thanks to the Hopetoun Arms Hotel.

CAIRNGORM: SSC and Loch Morlich webcams are online. Loch Morlich AWS is back online for temperature.

AVIEMORE: Aviemore, Inverdruie and Loch Morlich cams online.

GLENCOE: All Cams are online.

NEVIS: Braveheart and base online. Front of mountain cameras currently not available.

:: Scottish Snowsport Areas: Snowphones & Websites
Glencoe: 01855 851226
www.glencoemountain.co.uk
Nevis Range: 01397 705825 www.nevisrange.co.uk
Lecht: 01975 651440 www.lecht.co.uk
CairnGorm: 01479 861261 www.cairngormmountain.co.uk
Glenshee: 013397 41320 www.ski-glenshee.co.uk
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CairnGorm Mtn // Wed 23rd Aug
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The West Wall Chairlift this evening.
Glencoe // Mon 27th Mar
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The Main Basin from the T-bar. One last day of fine weather on Tuesday before it becomes breezy and wet - get up and play while you can!
Glencoe // Sun 26th Mar
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Looking back to the Spring Run, Spring Paper and Flypaper Bowl from Rankin's Return. Staying Sunny Monday and into Tuesday, play while you can!
CairnGorm Mtn // Sat 25th Mar
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Cas Shred terrain park rebuilt for the weekend. Main action in Top Basin .
Nevis Range // Sat 25th Mar
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Braveheart Chairlift opened on Saturday and is scheduled for Sunday. Don't forget the suncream!
Glencoe // Sat 25th Mar
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In the Haggis Trap on the Main Basin. Another bluebird day forecast for Sunday!
Glencoe // Wed 22nd Mar
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Main Basin in good shape after heavy drifting and significant new snow early in the week.
CairnGorm Mtn // Sat 18th Mar
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Cover widening out in the Ptarmigan Bowl again - but milder overnight before turning colder on Sunday.
Lowther Hill Outlook
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Saturday 29th April
FL: >Tops.  Showers
725m: 4°c South 20-30mph
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Sunday 30th April
FL: >Tops.  Showers
725m: 7°c SE 30 gust 50mph
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