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Raise skiing Twitter feed
Go or no go? Click to see if it's on or not...


Forecasts for ski resorts worldwide including Raise.

Stybarrow Dodd - Met Office

Forecasts for our neighbouring fell to the north - usually more accurate but not so readily decipherable as Snow-Forecast. Add a degree or two Celsius for our tow (which is lower).

Lake District Mountain Weather - Met Office

All you need to make sensible and safe decisions
before going onto the fells. The site merges the Met Office's own data for different heights with the Weatherline fell-top assessors' report to spell out what the numbers all mean in practical terms. An excellent one-stop shop, particularly before you come up for the first time.

Mountain Weather Information Service

Includes the whole of Cumbria, and also the western Pennines North from Ingleborough.


Each year, usually between December and March, fell-top assessors walk to the top of Helvellyn or nearby peaks to take photos and report on ground conditions.


LDSC tow

White or green? Click here...

Kirkstone Pass

To see if you can get through! If it looks dodgy go to Glenridding via Penrith or try Thirlmere to the west of Raise, parking at Stanah where the A591 and B5322 meet.

Glenridding resilience

More useful links on local conditions


Snow Place Like Home
We can't link to this but you can Google "Lake District Skiing FT" - without the quotation marks - which should do it ;). The FT's travel editor Tom Robbins really captures a day on Raise

English ski 'resorts'...!

Hooray, it's snowing! But if you want to go skiing or snowboarding there's no need to jump on a plane or even, if you live south of the border, head to Scotland. Try one of England's six ski centres in the Pennines and the Lake District. From The Guardian, Saturday 19th January 2013.


Snowboarding in May!

Simon Burgess produced this excellent video diary of his first day skiing with us in May 2021...


Drone footage from Chris Garner, also of our May 2021 surprise ski - gives a good sense of our location...

Raise March 2020

Boarder James Appleton shares a gorgeous video of his first time up...

First Day of the 2018-19 season

N-ice bit of fun from club stalwart Gordie Oliver on a glorious day in January.

Friday 15 December 2017 and it's a winter wonderland. Excellent video from member Jonathan Cook.

James Chapman shares his first time...