Partners & Links
Winter Highland - The go-to site for all things snow in Scotland. A fantastic resource with webcams and blogs.
Glenshee - "Glenshee's impressive 22 lifts and 36 runs offer an amazing diversity of natural terrain for all standards of skiers and snowboarders."
Glencoe - "The resort is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on Rannoch Moor and offers stunning views of the iconic Buachaille Etive Mor. In summer the centre offers mountain biking (Downhill and XC), archery, orienteering, hill-walking, climbing, chairlift rides, photography, trail building, guided walks and home cooked food in the log cabin cafe. In winter skiing, snowboarding, sledging and avalanche rescue training are available. 19 runs across 7 lifts catering for skiers and boarders of all levels, including the longest and steepest runs in Scotland."
Nevis Range - "Let Britain's only mountain gondola transport you to 650m on the slopes of Aonach Mor. Meander along the mountain trails to the panoramic viewpoints, then relax in the restaurant & bar with breathtaking views. In summer, visit our Mountain Discovery Centre."
MOUNTAIN WINTER WEATHER
MWIS currently produce forecasts for 8 different mountain areas of the UK as an aid to mountain safety. These forecasts are now viewed by 2.3 million visitors to our website a year, and can be read on the appropriate webpage, downloaded as a printable PDF, or accessed via internet enabled mobile phone
Exacta - The following long-range forecasts have attracted national and international recognition from media sources such as the BBC, Reuters, and various national newspapers. This includes a personal appearance on BBC One for predicting the coldest December in 100 years, several months ahead of the event occurring.
The sportscotland Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) brings you daily forecasts of the avalanche hazard for the 5 most popular areas of Scotland during the most popular period of the winter season.
The CAIC - "has 4 offices that issue backcountry avalanche forecasts. The main office is in Boulder, co-located with the National Weather Service. Field offices are located in Breckenridge, Aspen, and the Northern San Juan. Staff at CAIC-Boulder forecast the weather and avalanche conditions for all zones. Field office forecasters concentrate on the snowpack and avalanche conditions within their zones.
Avalanche.org - The purpose of listing agency and non-agency avalanche centers on this website is as a public service to promote avalanche safety and education by providing a critical link for the recreating public to increase their knowledge and awareness of avalanche hazards.
The WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research - "SLF engages in research, scientific services, teaching and public relations, focusing on snow, the atmosphere, natural hazards, permafrost and mountain ecosystems."
The Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) - is a non-government, not for profit organization dedicated to public avalanche safety. The CAC came into existence in 2004 with the support and collaboration of federal, provincial and private sector agencies involved in avalanche safety.
The CB Avalanche Center's - sole purpose is to provide valuable and needed information and support to the community and neighboring towns. Volunteers and forecasters of the Center will observe, record, and report daily weather, snow pack and avalanche activity and provide regularly updated avalanche danger ratings accessible to anyone interested via telephone, internet, radio, and paper postings. The overall educational purpose of the CB Avalanche Center is to provide necessary daily information that prevents deaths and injuries due to the natural and triggered occurrence of avalanches in the backcountry. The Center is established as a non-profit organization.
The purpose of the CAIC - is to minimize the economic and human impact of snow avalanches on recreation, tourism, commerce, industry and the citizens of Colorado. Since 1950 avalanches have killed more people in Colorado than any other natural hazard, and in the United States, Colorado accounts for one-third of all avalanche deaths. With a staff of 15 avalanche professionals, we achieve our purpose through a dual mission of forecasting and public education. Please contact us for additional information:
Glenmore Lodge - "We are Scotland's National Outdoor Training Centre located in the heart of Cairngorms National Park. Learn, develop or qualify in an adventure sport of your choice. Our goal is to inspire adventure by teaching beginners, coaching intermediate/advanced and delivering training and assessment courses for leaders and instructors."
National Mountain Centre - "Nestled deep in the heart of Snowdonia our location is unrivalled as a destination for adventure activities of all kinds. For almost 60 years Plas y Brenin has been running courses and holidays in outdoor activities, introducing newcomers to the outdoors, helping outdoor enthusiasts improve their outdoor skills and training outdoor instructors."
The Alpine Club - "The world's first mountaineering club, has members from around the world. Since it was founded in 1857 they havebeen at the leading edge of worldwide mountaineering development and exploration. We aim to be the club of choice for all mountaineers providing a forum for sharing experiences and information."
The Eagle Ski Club - "the UK's largest and most active ski touring and ski mountaineering club, with over 1100 members. It organises up to 50 ski trips a year, ranging from hotel and chalet-based day tours to ski expeditions in the Arctic and the Greater Ranges. Some are led by members and others by professional guides. The tours vary in standard, but for most of them you should be fit and at least a good intermediate skier."
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