21st January 2020

It felt strangely mild in the car park at Glenshee Ski Centre today – The wind blowing in your face was warm. Thaw conditions have become well established and the snow is now soft and wet. All the superficial cover is disappearing quickly and many areas are free from snow, especially on South and West aspects and below 900 metres. It will remain mild tomorrow and then on Thursday the temperature will slowly start to lower back down again.

Current conditions on South and West aspects sub 900 metres at the moment. The Cairnwell (933m).

Looking across to Carn Bhinnein (917m) from Carn a’Gheoidh. Glas Tulaichean is in the cloud behind.

A sea of green at 975m… Cairn and shelter on the summit plateau of Carn a’Gheoidh.

Loch Vrotachan (750m) just hanging on to its ice.

There are some deeper drifts around: This one at 850m in a wind sheltered location on a NE aspect is still over 100cm deep.

Feeling slightly conspicuous in his ‘Winter’ coat…

Glenshee Ski Centre working hard to provide some snow for school ski lessons. Hopefully their commitment will pay off and we’ll get some of the real stuff soon.

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