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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. Find out more about the fell-top assessors here.

UK Weather Forecast

Independent weather forecast service, carries some very in-depth forecasting with lots of detail on weather modelling. They also have a Facebook Page, formerly know as Snow Chasers.

Helvellyn temperatures

The British Mountaineering Council has placed sensors on Helvellyn and Great End. The ones on Helvellyn are at 830m (about the same as the top of our tow) and give real-time air temperatures and sub-soil temperatures at 5, 10 and 15 cm below the turf surface. All useful info when combined with other data, particularly from a safety perspective if you're thinking of a descent down Keppel or Brown Cove, or the Red Tarn face at the end of the day.


LDSC tow

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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 Cybercafe

The weather down in the valley.

Cumbria Police Traffic

Not a webcam or weather site but handy to check for road closures or other problems en route. Updates every 10 minutes.


ITV Border Video Report: Lake District Ski Club hoping for a bumper year

30th January 2015

Go Ski Board

is a national campaign by Snowsport England and lists opportunities to get involved in snowsports.

Skiing in England… no, really!

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


First Day of the 2018-19 season

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

First day of the 2017-18 season

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

Skiing in England!

James Chapman shares his first time...