Skiing in Scotland this weekend

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The Lecht chair lifts 2017 VisitScotland

A few weeks ago the skiing season, largely at high levels but with some man-made snow to spur the season along.

But in the last ten days lots of snow has fallen throughout Europe and not just in the Midlands, Wales and the northern home counties. But what is the prospect for skiing in Scotland at the moment?

As is usual, some resorts have seen more of the white stuff than others.

Glencoe, for example, has all of the lower slopes open with soft snow. At higher levels, there is good skiing for the weekend ahead although in the basin they haven’t had enough snow yet. But the ski school is open and there will be people out sledging this weekend according to the Ski-Scotland website. At best there is about sixty centimetres of snow.

On the Nevis range, fresh snow fell on Thursday but skiing is really just on the groomed areas. Elsewhere you pays your money and takes your choice! What it does have going for it is that it is clear and sunny making what any skiing very pleasant.

At Glenshee there has been snow this past week and Butcharts Access and Dink are available but elsewhere you had best leave your visit until some more snow falls. Only about twenty-five centimetres is on the ground.

On the  Cairngorms, snow is forecast today and overnight into the weekend but the visibility isn’t expected to be good until sometime on Saturday. There is snow at the top and facilities will be open.

At the Lecht there has been good snow and more is forecast. About three-quarters of the ski lifts will be in operation for the weekend. The forecast is that the visibility may not be too good on Saturday.

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