Friday, February 26, 2010

Huge amount of snow in Glencoe. It is wonderful

Here is the report I've just received from Andy Meldrum at the Glencoe Mountain Ski resort. What a time for a new business to take over a ski range, huh? (We've still for a weekend break available in the cottage from next Friday, and a week available from the following Friday after that, the 12th. See the previous blog for details)


John
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It's been snowing!!! (says Andy)
If you've not already heard it's been snowing at Glencoe over the last 48hrs........
.......not just a few inches but feet at the bottom of the hill and metres at the top.
Unfortunately we don't have any pictures as everyone has been too busy digging.

The report from the hill tonight is:-

Lots and lots of fresh snow. Not only have the team spent the day digging out lifts, they intend working through the night to ensure that all runs and tow tracks are in the best shape possible for tomorrow. All runs are expected to open with the exception of the flypaper (big avalanche risk). It is possible to ski to the carpark on deep soft snow.

It looks like being an awesome weekends skiing with moderate NE winds and an 80% chance of cloud free munros according to the mountain weather information service.

I look forward to seeing you on the hill.
Andy

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RANNOCH MOOR ROAD, was closed but it should open quite quickly.

If you get stuck before crossing the Moor, then continue in the Oban direction until you get to Connel. Turn North there over the Etive bridge, and go up the Appin coast, the scenery will take your breath away, go past our cottage and then you'll get to Ballachulish, Glencoe asnd Fort William. The Rannoch road is rarely closed but it has been to-day, and they clear it quickly.

The road in front of our cottage rarely gets very deep in snow. Being right on the coast helps, we have a little micro climate there. More sunshine, a bit less rain, than in the Glen.

AVALANCHE ON THE BUCHAILLE.

It is always so tragic that in the midst of all this splendour and beauty the real rish of extreme danger still lurks. New snow on top of old does the damage. It is an objective danger and there is little you can do about it apart from being very wary in the obviously dangerous gullies and steep hillsides. Terribly sad. We've had a lot this year in Scotland.

John
The Glencoe skiing new web site, looks lovely

Skiing Glencoe and Nevis range, cottage is midway between the two
Lochside cottage near Glencoe in the Highlands of Scotland
Last minute, late availability Glencoe, self catering cottage
Spring breaks, March April May Glencoe
Winter breaks in the cottage
Weather in the mountains of Glencoe
The Viking battle in Glencoe
The true story of the Glencoe massacre
Weather month by month in the area

LOCAL GLENCOE SITES.
The Clachaig Inn
The Glencoe and Loch Leven Association with 40 B&Bs
Email 14 properties with one click
The Friends of Glencoe network site

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

HALF PRICE GLENCOE COTTAGE FOR OUR PAST GUESTS AND THEIR FRIENDS


Winter breaks in Glencoe have been brilliant this year so far. The new ski range is open and doing very very well. It is only a 90 minute drive from Glasgow, a bit further from Edinburgh. They send us a daily snow forecast which is very useful because we can tell our guests what it is like
Do you want to have a look at the conditions now? Click on webcam in their website.  Glencoe skiing  - their new web site, looks lovely

Last of our off-season availability.
This is only for our previous guests or their friends. They are the only ones reading this blog anyway. We have a few days spare in early March which we can offer at half price as a short break cottage holiday.
Weekend 5th Fri - 8th Mon (£245 normal price) we'll do it for you at £122.50 if you are the first one to use the magic words "half price" in your subject line email to us. If you look at the website, it will show the normal price.

The thing is that these days people are often booking very late - sometimes just the week before. This is our other availability in March, but at normal prices:
Full Week at £295 from the 12th Fri, to the 19th Fri, or this can be broken into 2 short breaks Fri to Mon or Mon to Fri each £245.

In April
one full week is still available from April 16th to 23rd Fri to Fri at £295 or this can be divided into 2 short breaks, Fri - Mon or Mon to Fri at £245.
We also we have a short break from April 26th available at £245, Mon to Fri.

Send us an email at kentalleninfo(at)yahoo.co.uk  You need to put the little (at) sign in as usual. We do this to avoid spam. Or you can email us direct from the bayview website below the "lochside cottage..." link

SUMMER BOOKINGS
We've never had such advance bookings before. Just a couple of weeks are still free in June and in August. We are really sorry if you were thinking of coming to us.

John

Here are some sites which may be useful.
Skiing Glencoe and Nevis range, cottage is midway between the two

Lochside cottage near Glencoe in the Highlands of Scotland
Last minute, late availability Glencoe, self catering cottage
Spring breaks, March April May Glencoe
Winter breaks in the cottage
Weather in the mountains of Glencoe
The Viking battle in Glencoe
The true story of the Glencoe massacre
Weather month by month in the area
OTHER LOCAL LINKS
The Glencoe and Loch Leven Association with 40 B&Bs
Email 14 properties with one click
The Friends of Glencoe network site
The new Glencoe Skiing centre information website
Die Website der kleinen H├╝tte in Schottland
 
OTHER SITES
Scotlands weather misconceptions
Facts about self catering holidays
Short holiday breaks, special last minute deals, self catering Scotland
Special self catering offers in Scotland
Advice on driving in Scotland
 
Lochside cottage near Glencoe in the Highlands of Scotland
  • Short Breaks Glencoe
  • Stories about Appin villages blog