Scottish Ski Centres Re-open

STORY BY Patrick Thorne 2nd January 2018

With fresh snow and consistent low temperatures Scottish ski centres are re-opening for the second week of the Scottish school holidays, and with January 2nd still a bank holiday north of the border.

All five centres in the Highlands look set to have limited terrain open today.

The team are out on the slopes tonight and we'll be open tomorrow with Butcharts Access, Baddoch Chair, Plastic, Dink Dink all on. Return to bottom will be best by the Plastic Run. We expect some more snow tomorrow with light to moderate winds. Happy sliding!! 😃⛷🏂

Posted by Glenshee Ski Centre on Monday, 1 January 2018

 

In the East Glenshee had their slope team are out on the slopes last night (video above) in order to the Butcharts Access, Baddoch Chair, Plastic, Dink Dink today with return to bottom will be best by the Plastic Run.

“We expect some more snow with light to moderate winds,” a Glenshee spokesperson said.

Cairngorm have a pisted run to the middle via the Traverse, 105, Zig Zags and lower Gunbarrel into the middle Station. Cover is reported to be narrow and thin from the top station down to the top of the Traverse. There is also thin cover into the top of the 105 and Zig Zag corners. The M1 piste has good skiing, a resort spokesperson says, it is open into the Cas Crossover, it is narrow and thin in places with a good base on the upper section.

Due to thin snow cover, Snowsports tickets will be limited at Cairngorm today the centre says. The lower slopes are closed. Funicular Railway Open from 9am with the Snow School operating.

At the Lecht lifts are being assessed, looking like the Eagle, Grouse, Chair, Carpets and possibly the Falcon and Buzzard, but these still have to be confirmed.

“Conditions compact, some thin areas. Looking like a nice morning, clear and dry with light wind from the south west,” Lecht staff say.

At Glencoe the Access Chair, Coire Pollach and the Plateau Poma are operating with other uplift being reviewed.

“Still a bit more snow needed before we can open the upper mountain but there is plenty of snow in the forecast. With heavy snow forecast expect fresh tracks. Sledging area open and in great condition.”

Nevis Range also has limited terrain open.

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