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Chris H


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Nevis Range Snow 2015
Date Posted: 09.10hrs on Fri 5 Dec 14
With a covering of snow below the top station this morning and more on the way it seems about time to start a Nevis Range thread for the new season.

Lets hope we get a good season with plenty of snow but more importantly more settled days than last year to get out and enjoy it!





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Mountainaddict


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Re: Nevis Range Snow 2015
Date Posted: 12.14hrs on Fri 5 Dec 14
Great photo :-)

Shame the gondola's off though :-(

- As probably enough for a spot of skinning and a few turns on the Summit Run....

Chris H


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Re: Nevis Range Snow 2015
Date Posted: 12.21hrs on Fri 5 Dec 14
There was wet snow falling at sea level in Fort William for a while this morning after the above webcam shot was taken so the hill is looking even whiter now.

Looks like very little drifting though which is what has given the illusion of a nice white blanket. Probably not much more than a few inches, but still a start !!

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alan


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Re: Nevis Range Snow 2015
Date Posted: 12.36hrs on Fri 5 Dec 14
The lack of drifting problem should change next week... as long as the temperature stays cold enough for the bulk of the precipitation to come down as snow on the West Coast mountains there could be some impressive totals, though there's likely to be some thaw/freeze cycles.

Andy


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Re: Nevis Range Snow 2015
Date Posted: 15.53hrs on Wed 14 Jan 15
skiing to the car park!..looks like they have a fair bit.
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gregh


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Re: Nevis Range Snow 2015
Date Posted: 17.12hrs on Wed 14 Jan 15
is there any word if they will try and spin up Braveheart once they can get up the mountain and the winds have abated??

moffatross


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Re: Nevis Range Snow 2015
Date Posted: 17.37hrs on Wed 14 Jan 15
Nae chance, and I'd expect it to be buried too. My guess is they'll have enough of a struggle getting the lifts front of mountain ready to think about even digging it out.

1873Chris


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Re: Nevis Range Snow 2015
Date Posted: 17.39hrs on Wed 14 Jan 15
Looking at the avalanche report i imagine the avy risk will be a bit high to get it spinning tbh

Hope i'm wrong cos it would be awesome


kevinboyle82


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Re: Nevis Range Snow 2015
Date Posted: 10.43hrs on Thu 15 Jan 15
Booked the Fort Bill Travelodge on Saturday. Hopefully the forecasts come good for the weekend.

somnambulant_sasquatch


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Re: Nevis Range Snow 2015
Date Posted: 11.56hrs on Thu 15 Jan 15
sunday looks like it may be a day of many smiles.

Chris H


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Re: Nevis Range Snow 2015
Date Posted: 12.15hrs on Thu 15 Jan 15
somnambulant_sasquatch Wrote:
sunday looks like it may be a day of many smiles.


I certainly hope so, there has been huge volumes of snow over the last 72hrs in the west, if it was level, which obviously it isn't, we'd be looking at 2-3ft of new snow since the start of the week, at least.

The main concern is what wind damage might have been sustained as they've been up way over 100mph again today. No doubt the hill staff will need a day or two to get the hill prepared and fixed up before the upper lifts can open and we can get to the good terrain. Lets hope the weather tomorrow allows them get up on the hill and get a start on things.

On a positive note the forecast looks like staying cold/cool for the rest of the month but also settling down a bit. Unlike last season we might finally be in for an extended period of good conditions, at last!

kevinboyle82


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Re: Nevis Range Snow 2015
Date Posted: 13.34hrs on Thu 15 Jan 15
Fingers crossed. Seeing a couple of differing forecasts.

Chris H


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Re: Nevis Range Snow 2015
Date Posted: 11.43hrs on Fri 16 Jan 15
The clouds have finally cleared and the webcam views show the results of the recent storms. Looks like the usual suspects have filled in pretty well, bring on the weekend !!





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somnambulant_sasquatch


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Re: Nevis Range Snow 2015
Date Posted: 12.59hrs on Fri 16 Jan 15
i had hoped the goose would be fuller. it must all be in the backs.

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Re: Nevis Range Snow 2015
Date Posted: 16.04hrs on Fri 16 Jan 15
Looks pretty good to me!...

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