A calm and sunny day.

30th March 2016

It was another cold start and a generally bright day on the hill.

A cold and calm start.

A cold and calm start.

Stuic Buttress from Ballochbuie Forest.

Stuic Buttress from Ballochbuie Forest.

There was a blanket of snow on most aspects, with a lot of surface hoar which didn’t last to long rising freezing levels and strong sun.

Surface hoar.

Surface hoar.

While the main Cairngorms seemed cloudy, we enjoyed the sun on The White Mounth.

Loch Phadruig and the main Cairngorms.

Loch Phadruig and the main Cairngorms.

There are many ski touring options, particularly if you ski out a now closed Glenshee Ski Area (please remember machines are operating onsite). Unfortunately they have lost lower snow.

The plateau areas are still loaded and you can ski down/from 700 metres. Some areas are fairly icy but many are have thin unconsolidated snow on a firm base.

Corrie Kander and Glas Maol.

Corrie Kander and Glas Maol. Spot the lifts and ski fences, plenty snow left up high!

Comments on this post

  • roger
    30th March 2016 9:06 pm

    Hi guys. Skinned into and down coire Fionn today – two inches of fresh on a firm base – BRILL! Certainly still winter up there. Roger

    • scairngormsadmin
      1st April 2016 8:58 am

      Hi Roger, yep there is some good skiing out there, lets hope it makes it through the weekend!

Got something to say? Leave a comment

    Latest SAIS Avalanche Reports
    Archives
    Categories
    RSS Feed
    Keep up to date by subscribing to our RSS feed
Service funded by sportscotland
Forecast data supplied by the Met Office
SAIS Sponsors