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Winter Weather Warning for Snowdonia

Following our recent news article about possible winter conditions for the Easter break, we can now confirm that winter conditions are prevailing, and will remain on the mountains of Snowdonia throughout the Easter holidays.

Snowdonia is unlikely to become free of winter conditions during the next week.

The Snowdon Railway will not be running.

The Summit Café will not be open.

Railway line is banked out with hard snow and crosses above large steep cliffs.

Current Ground Conditions

  • - Sub-zero temperatures at all levels (-10 deg likely, plus wind chill)
  • - Hard/frozen snow on exposed slopes
  • - Deep unstable snow in sheltered areas
  • - Footpaths buried under consolidated hard snow

Avalanche Risk

The combination of recent snow fall and wind has increased the likelihood of sheltered slopes becoming avalanche prone. Avalanche activity has increased this winter in Snowdonia due to the amount of snow and wind.

Specialist Equipment Required

  • In addition to the equipment required for non winter conditions, the following specialist equipment is required:
  • - Full weight winter mountaineering boots (3-4 season)
  • - Compatible crampons
  • - Ice axe
  • - Helmet
  • - Goggles
  • - Knowledge of how to use the equipment is as vital as having the essential equipment.


White-out conditions will happen on cloudy days, and the ground will become undistinguishable form the sky, and cliff edges will have cornices, and will be difficult to see in poor visibility.

Support Llanberis Mountain Rescue by making wise and sensible decisions

Further information from the MountainSafe partnership can be found here.

Happy Easter from Llanberis Mountain Rescue

The Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team, is a registered charity. Address : The Treasurer, 34, Glanffynnon, Llanrug, Gwynedd, LL55 4PR
(Charity registration no. 513913).
Email : info@llanberismountainrescue.co.uk

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