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Scottish resorts open
Thursday November 29, 2012 - Email this article to a friend

Cairngorm and The Lecht have opened early this weekend after fresh snowfall and cold temperatures. Preparations have been under way for several days. Snow delayed things at Cairngorm but by the end of the day 1,000 had welcomed in winter.

The access road was difficult to use with ice and snow on the road on Saturday morning first thing.

Even the snowploughs had probems but that was as much to do with the cars littering the road.

But it was soon cleared and 1,000 people were on the slopes.

It was a good first day though the authorities were warning people not to venture off piste however tempting it looked.

The snowcover is not deep and barely covers many obstacles.

Cairngorm announced earlier this week that it was hoping to open.

"Weather permitting we will be open for snowsports on Saturday. At the moment the Ciste tow will open with skiing on the Fairway. For better skiers and snowboarders there should be a run available back to the mid station via the Traverse, Cas and Zig Zags," says a statement from the resort on Thursday.

"This is the state of play at the moment and may change if we get more snow and is subject to weather conditions at the weekend. We will have a better idea tomorrow on what is possible."















Cairngorm looks goodCairngorm looks good













The Lecht also said earlier in the week it would be opening on Saturday with 4 or 5 lifts operational. It has just posted this comment on Facebook on Sunday morning.

"Roads OPEN fresh snow 4-5 lifts opening."   We hear that people are already setting out.Smile

It looks pretty good in the resort from the picture below.

The Lecht













Here at PlanetSKI we have a full snow report from Europe and North America.

We have reporters in the Alps but there is not snow everywhere and some resorts in Austria are postponing their openings.

Others have excellent snow. The season of 2012/13 is underway! Smile

For the spirit of the mountains

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