Avalanche Information for the Scottish Mountains

Start of Season 2019/20 - Snowpack Information - Update issued Thursday 5 Dec 2019

Limited snow cover exists on the highest mountains. Isolated areas of snow remain on mostly Northerly aspects, snowpack is moist, firm and generally stable. When planning your trips check the weather forecasts for snow fall, freezing levels and wind directions, especially noting lee aspects where winds will deposit fresh snow and windslab. When travelling in the mountains be alert to areas of recent accumulation and be prepared to alter your plans accordingly. Daily Avalanche Information Reports for the 6 operational areas of Lochaber, Glencoe, Creag Meagaidh, Southern Cairngorms , Northern Cairngorms and Torridon regions will be issued from Friday 13th Dec 2019.

SAIS Blogs - Latest Updates

Loading blog feeds, please wait...
Recorded Avalanche Activity
**

General Information

We publish daily reports of observed and forecast, avalanche, snow, and mountain conditions at the 6 most popular areas of Scotland during the season.

You can find out more about Avalanches or, about Forecasts or, about the SAIS by clicking on the relevant index link on this page.

We keep an archive of all forecasts since 1993 which is browse-able and download-able.

Reporting an avalanche, especially if witnessed,  provides valuable stability information which can be used to help all mountain users with their decision making process and, which also provides essential data for avalanche research. We encourage anyone who sees an avalanche to help the SAIS by Reporting an Avalanche using our on-line form.

Please feel free to send us your Comments or Questions.

SERVICE FUNDED BY

Sports Scotland

FORECAST DATA SUPPLIED BY

Met Office

THE SERVICE IS A MEMBER OF

EAWS

SPONSORED BY

Sponsors
  Feedback

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.