Re: The Mother of all Snow Ramping Threads 2...
Seems like we struggling this year
Sustained lift served snowsports pre Christmas has been the exception rather than the norm in the history of Scottish Skiing, indeed for the West pre New Year openings have been historically rare.
It's why one very frustrating aspect of Scottish Snowsports is that there are a large number of people who will stampede toward a queue for one or 2 lifts and a few narrow strips of ice in November or early Dec, but be nowhere to be seen in April when most of the mountain is open with beautiful spring corn snow!
The trouble with this Sudden Stratospheric Warming lark is if it does blow the Polar Vortex into fragments and generate a tropospheric response - high or mid latitude blocking can be persistent, thus it can be a surprisingly fine line between jackpot and disaster for us in terms of how the long wave pattern sets up.
If high pressure is stuck limpet like over Southern England or just SE of England mid January than permission granted to panic!
Also pointing out that there could have and would have been a fair bit of lift served snowsports on CairnGorm by now under different circumstances!
Edited 1 times. Last edit at 19.29hrs Thu 27 Dec 18 by alan.