Ben Avon

7th March 2022

Slightly windier today – and a pretty cold wind it was too – but the conditions were superb so I’m not complaining!

Like our colleagues in Northern Cairngorms, on our highest mountains we have soft dry snow that is available for re-distribution and when the winds picked up today it started to drift. Tomorrow the winds are set to increase to severe gale force and we are expecting the dry light deposits to start drifting fairly persistently.

At the moment we have soft snow on a firm base – perfect for skiing. With the stronger winds coming in  – unfortunately we are going to have large scoured and icy areas with windslab forming in a few sheltered locations.

Garbh Choire, Beinn a’Bhuird

Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe (1171m) The sun just starting to strip the tor.

Superb skiing conditions on Ben Avon – soft surface on a firm base – unfortunately this will get stripped out tomorrow

At the Sneck – the wind picked up and deposits started to drift

Stonger winds have stripped the soft snow away leaving a scoured and icy surface

Shallow but poorly bonded windslab…

Looking to Beinn a’Bhuird from Ben Avon – Brilliant cover for ski tourers.

Long shot of Lochnagar and The Stuic from Ben Avon

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