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Mountainaddict


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Latest Season Start?
Date Posted: 22.36hrs on Sat 5 Jan 19
When was it? Are we (sadly) on course to beat the record?

I'm champing at the bit here sad smiley

Peter Thorn


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Re: Latest Season Start?
Date Posted: 00.15hrs on Sun 6 Jan 19
There was early snow in Oct last year. I had several days skiing on the Clashindarroch trails. That just missed by one the earliest start (26th) to Clash skiing. But maybe you don't think that proper skiing :-)

Dunc


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Re: Latest Season Start?
Date Posted: 09.15hrs on Sun 6 Jan 19
Peter Thorn Wrote:
There was early snow in Oct last year. I had several days skiing on the Clashindarroch trails. That just missed by one the earliest start (26th) to Clash skiing. But maybe you don't think that proper skiing :-)


Think the OP was asking about the latest start to a season, not the earliest!

igloo4you


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Re: Latest Season Start?
Date Posted: 09.45hrs on Sun 6 Jan 19
19th Feb was the latest opening date at Glencoe.

JohnB


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Re: Latest Season Start?
Date Posted: 09.56hrs on Sun 6 Jan 19
...and when did that season finish at the Coe?... i.e. late start gives a late finish?...

igloo4you


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Re: Latest Season Start?
Date Posted: 10.00hrs on Sun 6 Jan 19
Not sure of the exact finish date, but think it turned out to be a pretty good season.

JohnB


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Re: Latest Season Start?
Date Posted: 17.31hrs on Sun 6 Jan 19
Fingers crossed!

Mountainaddict


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Re: Latest Season Start?
Date Posted: 17.37hrs on Sun 6 Jan 19
So still time yet!! Got EVERYTHING crossed!!

Doug_Bryce


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Re: Latest Season Start?
Date Posted: 08.55hrs on Mon 7 Jan 19
igloo4you Wrote:
19th Feb was the latest opening date at Glencoe.


2006 : No uplift at Glencoe until February 19th. But after that we actually had a surprisingly good season. Some great powder days into April. Reason I remember is that despite the late start the plateau was complete until may day holiday. Which is unusual.

Funnily enough that last 2 winters have almost been the best (2017/18) and worst (2016/17) that I can remember. So who knows what this winter will bring...

It is not uncommon for the skiing to be limited / crap at this time of year.
All the models point towards a return to snowier weather from mid January onward.
Ultimately Scottish skiing depends on the wind building up big drifts in the gullies. So far we simply haven't had any big atlantic winter storms to build a base.

Phil56


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Re: Latest Season Start?
Date Posted: 17.56hrs on Mon 7 Jan 19
Agree with last season being one of the best. I was at Glenshee with family on 8 January last winter and had a good day (although much better was to be had later in the month and through February). I even took a photo going up the Cairnwell T-bar since I'd heard rumours that it was going to be replaced by a 4 seater chair (ha, ha).

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Ad_Hynkel


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Re: Latest Season Start?
Date Posted: 22.39hrs on Mon 7 Jan 19
...meanwhile, on the mainland: [www.bbc.co.uk]
Damn, they got snow.

CMartindale


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Re: Latest Season Start?
Date Posted: 17.27hrs on Tue 8 Jan 19
I donít remember there being THAT many pre new year seasons, and the ones that did Iím pretty sure weíre mostly crap. Way too early to make any judgements.

Norseman


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Re: Latest Season Start?
Date Posted: 10.50hrs on Wed 9 Jan 19
Wasnít 1988/89 a very late start?
I remember getting a great deal on a new pair if skis in late January because there had been little or no skiing at that point and therefore no demand for equipment.

paraffin


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Re: Latest Season Start?
Date Posted: 13.27hrs on Wed 9 Jan 19

As far as I remember 2007 was rubbish in Europe - no fresh snow for 14 weeks. Also hardly a flake fell nor a tow turned in England.
I did not go to Scotland that season - so maybe someone can confirm good or bad?

Hipennine


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Re: Latest Season Start?
Date Posted: 15.37hrs on Wed 9 Jan 19
paraffin Wrote:

As far as I remember 2007 was rubbish in Europe - no fresh snow for 14 weeks. Also hardly a flake fell nor a tow turned in England.
I did not go to Scotland that season - so maybe someone can confirm good or bad?


This was Glencoe in March that year

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