Here's a wee dusting of snow today in Scotland's highest villages, but more is needed to open the tows. Next week we will have some frost and light rain. Winter has not really reached Scotland this season yet; persistent blocking has stopped the Atlantic storms which usually fill the snow fences in January. In the meantime, let's keep an eye on the weather forecast and the webcams.
Better conditions than expected at the Nursery slope tonight, beautiful night skiing under a full moon sky. Ski Club members will receive further updates regarding opening times pending on snow conditions and availability of volunteers.
Here's a picture of Wanlockhead and Lowther Hill today, 26th December, under a thin dusting of snow. It looks like we have survived Storm Barbara and Storm Conor with no major weather damage. The weather forecast looks unsettled until the New Year, as it has been the case over the past two seasons (in 2015/16 we opened for the first time on Friday 8th January and in 2014/15 we opened on Sunday 11th January. Please remember to get your 2016/17 membership now before the snow arrives (bear in mind how busy our volunteers are when they are running the tows!)
Another late Autumn snowfall in Scotland's highest villages. Not enough to run the tows, but not long to go either!
Good morning from Scotland's highest villages. Here is the first snowfall of the 2016/17 season!
Light snowfalls have been coming and going over the past weeks as it usually happens at this time of the season. Here's possibly the last snowfall of the season on Lowther Hill. Thanks everybody for your support and we look forward to another successful season next winter!
It's been nice on the hill for hillwalkers on the Southern Upland Way, sunny and cold with a dusting over 600m / 1950ft, but not enough for skiing. There may be more snow touching the south of Scotland next week. Members will receive further updates if there is any prospect of running the tows.
Sleet, snow and rain forecast for the weekend. Only some snow patches left at present on the hills. Members will receive further updates as soon as the conditions improve.
If the weather forecast is right, it looks like we could have some snow at village level this weekend. We are currently getting ready the nursery slope and trying to ensure there'll be volunteers available to run the tows. Members will receive further updates before the weekend.
Happy new year from Scotland's highest villages. Here's a photo taken from the Southern Upland Way at Duntercleuch, showing a thin dusting of snow at Wanlockhead and a bit more on Lowther Hill, but still not enough to operate the tows.
Here's a picture of Lowther Hill today, 25th December, Christmas Day, with a thin dusting of snow. There has been very little significant snowfall in Scotland this season so far, with plenty of storms, rain, and very mild temperatures for this time of the year. Still, we thought you would like to see some of the snow we had in Scotland's highest villages up until now.
The snow is briefly back on Lowther Hill and now you can watch it online thanks to the webcams you paid for.
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