This must be one of the best snowy Christmas breaks for decades...
Yesterday foot travel into the Cairngorm climbing areas was reported to be hard work due to all the deep snow. This morning Cairngorm Mountain ski area are working hard to clear the road and dig out the tows after another substantial overnight fall of snow.
From the ski areas website "Wednesday - About 15 -18" of snow has fallen overnight and we are working to get the road and carpark open as soon as possible - We are still working to clear the roads and carparks and the county plough is now assisting. The tunnel mouth is getting dug out and it looks to be about 15 -18" of fresh snow across the whole mountain. Groomer, Patrol and engineers are out assessing things at the moment.........."
We decided not to bother going climbing today. The skiing should be awesome once the road is open. Anyone walking at Cairngorm may want to consider taking skis or snow shoes as there's going to be a lot of snow around!
YouTube video showing the snow cover in the forest trails at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NauaYe1ih00
On a side note we are looking for qualified Winter Mountain Leaders to work over the winter season. Accommodation locally would not be provided so the work would be best suited to leaders living in the Aviemore area and those who can commit to working throughout a six day course including an expedition.