Return to cooler conditions

6th February 2024

Cooler conditions have refrozen the older snowpack in most areas giving good general stability. Isolated pockets of soft windslab are forming in wind sheltered locations, these areas are generally shallow and avoidable.

Cold conditions will continue to affect the area overnight and through Wednesday. The older snowpack will remain firm with an icy surface in exposed locations giving serious potential in the event of a slip or fall. Light snow showers and Westerly winds may form windslab in sheltered locations (check the Avalanche report for more details)


Buachaille Etive Mor.


Avalanche debris below Easterly aspect on Meall a Bhuiridh.

Avalanche debris below Easterly aspect on Meall a Bhuiridh.

Three Sisters of Glencoe.

Coire nan Lochan.

Comments on this post

  • Nigel Worthington
    6th February 2024 9:00 pm

    Dear SAIS Forecaster, I love your blogs and I look at them regularly. I am confused by the photos you put on today, I cannot work out where from the photos of Creise were taken or the NE aspect of Meall a Bhuiridh, I thought the NE of the mountain were the ski areas.

    Many thanks,

    • glencoeadmin
      8th February 2024 1:46 pm

      Thanks for your comment Nigel.
      The photo of Creise is taken from close to the junction of the A82 an the ski road. You’re right that the ski area is on the NE aspect of Meall a’ Bhuiridh. The photo that you’re refering to would be more accurately called the East aspect. I’ve edited it now.

Got something to say? Leave a comment

    Latest Glencoe Avalanche Report
    Significant Mountain Hazards observed today
    RSS Feed
    Keep up to date by subscribing to our RSS feed
Service funded by sportscotland
Forecast data supplied by the Met Office
SAIS Sponsors