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Ssymmo posted Dec-2012

I am taking a trip to Scotland in the first week of February and wanted to get a couple of days skiing in. I am staying in Newtonmore and don't know what is the best location to ski. Can anyone please help. Thanks Ssymmo.

Lilywhite
reply to 'Where is best in Scotland'
posted Dec-2012

Hi and welcome, stay flexible, decide last minute, go wherever has had the most recent dump.
Scottish skiing can be fantastic and is totally unpredictable.
If there is fresh snow and not too much of a crowd you'll have an awesome time.

Dave Mac
reply to 'Where is best in Scotland'
posted Dec-2012

ssymmo wrote:I am taking a trip to Scotland in the first week of February and wanted to get a couple of days skiing in. I am staying in Newtonmore and don't know what is the best location to ski. Can anyone please help. Thanks Ssymmo.

Hi ssymmo, welcome to J2ski.
From Newtonmore, you will access the turn off for Cairngorm in 15 min, then 20 min up the mountain. Car parking at the main area is generally easier during the week, if it is busy, there is a lower car park and a shuttle bus.
Lift passes are £31.50 per day, £60 for two days, £23 per day if you are a senior.

For Cairngorm information, check:
http://www.winterhighland.info/snowreports/index.php?resort=cg

There are a number of good changes this year, moving from one to four snow cannons, and some fences being changed to ranch style, ~safer, and collects more snow.

Why are fences required? Well, when the weather is good, the skiing is as good as anywhere, but the forecast is:
Northerly 45 gusting 60 mph Temperature -2C, Snow showers.
This isn't typical, but without snow fences, an 80mph wind can strip the snow off the mountain in half a day.

There is a fall back, should there be a problem with Cairngorm, and that is to travel on to the Lecht. Also, good skiing.
Glenshee and Glencoe are a bit of a reach from Newtonmore.

AndyYorkshire
reply to 'Where is best in Scotland'
posted Dec-2012

I agree with what's already been said. Cairngorm mountain is great skiing when the conditions are right. Staying in Newtonmore you can easily follow the snow to Cairngorm,Nevis Range at Fort William,Glenshee or Glencoe.I usually stay in Kingussie but this time I'm bunking it in Aviemore. Cheaper and a few laughs with like minded skiers etc? Oh and you can walk to the pubs!

Andid
reply to 'Where is best in Scotland'
posted Jan-2014

Going to aver more this half term, fist time. Any advice or suggestion about sking and good resturants would be appriciatted.

Thanks for any suggestions
Andy dobson

Snapzzz
reply to 'Where is best in Scotland'
posted Jan-2014

i read that Glencoe has great snow right now and is very quiet.
Skied: Arinsal, La Plagne, Alpe D'huez, Flaine, Les Arcs, Morzine, Les Gets, Avoriaz, Sauze, Courchevel, Val Thorens

Brucie
reply to 'Where is best in Scotland'
posted Jan-2014

Andid wrote:Going to aver more this half term, fist time. Any advice or suggestion about sking and good resturants would be appriciatted.

Thanks for any suggestions


Fist time? Ooh err mrs!
"Better to remain reticent and have people think one is an idiot, than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt"

Topic last updated on 30-January-2014 at 20:44

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