Rain in the cold = snow
So the rain down south have been having has fallen on the hills up here as white stuff…
This is the same pic from the carpark at Glencoe, two weeks ago and yesterday… 😯
Posted 4 years agoTroutWrestlerMember
I dont want to be too pedantic but that is the Ski Patrol Hut at approx 860m, whereas the Carpark is at about 360m. I skied past it on friday and raised an eyebrow. you’d only know it was there if you knew it was there, if you know what I mean.
Normally the floor of the hut is about head/chest height of the skiers queueing to get on the T-Bar. I have never seen accumulations like it at Glencoe.Posted 4 years ago
Give it a day or two and it will be all gone
Lol. No 🙂
I’ve never seen the hills so loaded. I headed up to have a look at Rannoch Wall on the buachaille after I’d been skiing on Saturday. No idea how people are ticking routes off at the moment.
There’s about 5 metres on glencoe and it’s still dumping a foot or sometimes substantially more each night.Posted 4 years ago
passtherizla, trust me, it will last until 8 March.
I’m struggling to work out how the higher peaks are going to rid themselves of all this snow before next winter (being serious here, particularly the Ben)….anyone know at what point things would tip towards having a permanent snow/ice cap at 1400m? There’s quite often year round patches in Point 5.Posted 4 years ago
Although it was great this weekend, it was slightly marred by the huge numbers of incredibly loud cockney families who couldn’t afford to go to Meribel for half term, so instead decide to CONSTANTLY SHOUT to each other ALL THE TIME in voices that sounded like someone grating a cat. Plus lots of middle aged dads wearing go pros and ski suits and SHOUTING orders at their kids up and down the lift queues and who didn’t quite work out the concept of doubling up when the t bar is busy 🙂Posted 4 years ago
I’m the same footflaps!
To be fair, even with all this snow, scottish folk go hunting for heather and rocks 🙂 I was doing laps of the approach chair and down to the car park because the drag lifts were busy. Lovely 45 degree powder for a few hundred metres and then progressively greener 🙂 We never learnPosted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
anyone know at what point things would tip towards having a permanent snow/ice cap at 1400m?
I had heard that it would only take a 2 degree reduction in average temperature to result in permanent snow cover and some small glacier formation.
Year round snow cover is not rare though is it? I went up to Scotland in late August a few years ago and there was snow on the Ben then.Posted 4 years ago
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