Snow making on Beinn Eighe?
12th January 2017
It was a cold day with snow showers falling to sea level.
I came across a large pile of snow in Coire an Laoigh on Beinn Eighe. It was on a gentle slope beside a burn, which was frozen over but still running, and was about 5 metres long by 2 metres wide by 1 metre deep. It definitely didn’t fall from the sky and the only explanation I can think of is that the very strong winds yesterday and overnight blew water and spray out of the burn which then froze and landed as snow. This is basically the same process that snow making machines use in ski resorts. Picture below.
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