Snow and Ski in the Lake District
This winter has provided some ideal conditions for skiing in the Lakes. Heavy dumps of snow and cold conditions led to great powder conditions all over the fells. Throughout January the road to Greenside mine was busy with brave souls trudging up the hill with skis or boards on their backs, heading for Raise and the Lake District Ski Club. The Club runs a button tow most weekends during the winter when conditions are good and sometimes operates mid week when conditions are great – please visit their website for details and a contact number to check conditions.
- What has been great this year is that people have been skiing and boarding all over the fells. On one of my regular dog walks up Place Fell I came across a boarder who gleefully informed me it was his best day out ever. Plenty of powder, no one else around, and all completely free!
- So next year before you book your usual trip to the French Alps, spare a thought for the Lake District. It’s closer, cheaper and a lot less busy – and if conditions are anything like they have been this year you may well get the best powder and off piste skiing you’ve ever seen!
Obviously if you do decide to try out skiing in the lakes then we recommend Helvellyn Cottages, our self catering cottages in Glenridding as the perfect place to stay. Ideally located on the Greenside Road you’re already some way towards Raise and the piste as soon as you wake up!
Scotland is another UK destination benefiting from the excellent snow conditions this year. Check out the latest in Ski Accommodaton in Scotland.