Visiting Snowdonia

Cader Idris from Foel Caerynwch


Snowdonia Ground Conditions

This report is completed on a regular basis through the winter months by Snowdonia National Park Wardens and gives indicative information on snow/ice conditions underfoot in the Snowdonia area as a whole.

Remember, mountaineering is an activity with inherent risks, when out on the hills you should be aware of and accept these risks and take responsibility for your own decisions, prepare well and enjoy the adventure!

Walking in the uplands during the winter can require additional equipment and skills and it is important that you are prepared for this in order to enjoy hill walking safely. More details can be found at

Latest Report - 17 March 2018 11.30am


Area - Snowdon

Date - 17 March 2018
Time - 11.30am
Snow Above - 900m
Report By - Snowdon Warden

Route Taken

Snowdon Ranger Path up to 750m - turned back - very strong wind


  • Isolated stretches of snow.
  • Light dusting of hail or snow.
  • Streams and wet areas are frozen.
  • Heavy frost cover on rocks and vegitation.

Kit Advice

The following is a list of additional kit required based on the current conditions.

  • Recommended to carry ice axe and crampons.
  • Wear sturdy walking boots.
  • Ski goggles for strong winds and blowing snow.
  • Take waterproofs, hat, gloves and spare warm layers.

Additional Information

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