Winter makes a gradual return

24th March 2021

Covid -19
The Scottish Avalanche Information Service issues information to support permitted activity under current Scottish Government guidance.
Please be aware of current mandatory travel restrictions in Local Authority areas within Scotland and respect local communities by referring to Scottish Government guidance and safe route choices for exercise. For further guidance please refer to the following information for hillwalkers and climbers and snowsports on ski and board.
This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.
Despite the mountains looking like they have only had a superficial dusting of fresh snow, where it has accumulated in the sheltered areas the depths are becoming significant

Thin snow cover on wind exposed slopes

Fresh snow in sheltered locations

Old frozen snowpack with fresh snow blowing over it

Localised cracking in the fresh snow

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