Scottish Avalanche Information Service

Mark Diggins -

Co-ordinator of the SAIS -

Senior Forecaster - Northern Cairngorms Area

During the winter months Mark Diggins  provides snow and avalanche observation information  and avalanche hazard forecasts for the Scottish Avalanche Information Service. This process entails daily observations of snow stability, snow accumulation and an assessment of the current avalanche hazard. Following this, bespoke weather forecast information from the Met Office is used to produce an avalanche hazard forecast for the region.

The  public daily avalanche forecasts are provided for local display, media and for web viewing on personal computers, tablets and smartphones..

All  Scottish area avalanche hazard forecasts are verified daily by the SAIS co-ordinator before going live.

Cairngorm images


Snow-Profile Observations

Coire An t Sneachda

Aladdins Buttress

Crystal Plate and Graupel