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Scotland's big new ski lift

post #1 of 6
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I know you powder-spacemen get little news of developments in Scottish skiing, so here's one:
Scotland's most expensive ski lift - a £15 million (about $23 million US I guess) funicular railway - is taking final shape on Cairngorm Mountain near Aviemore.
Here's some info. and photos for ski lift nerds: http://www.cairngormmountain.com/frameset5.htm
post #2 of 6
Interesting. The bag pipes were a nice touch.
post #3 of 6
Wow, Cairngorn. I went there to see the Reindeer Habitat! Its so cool, they let you pet them. Ski and pet the deer. I love it!
post #4 of 6
Now that you have some wonderful new lifts, How is the skiing? Is it worth a trip to ski? :
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Lisamarie
Glad you enjoyed the reindeer. When I worked as an instructor on Cairngorm, the standing joke was the 'haggis', a charming rotund little animal with its left two legs shorter than its right two legs, thus only capable of anti-clockwise traverses around the mountain.

feallen
You ask if Scotland is worth skiing. It is, but we're generally talking short runs, 300-500 metres vertical, and notoriously unreliable snow and weather conditions, with plenty of freeze/thaw. Go to Scotland in April (in my experience this is usually the best month) enjoy the spectacular scenery and whisky, and take any skiing as a bonus. There are five Scottish ski areas. Of these, Cairngorm, Glencoe and Nevis Range are the best. More info. on: http://www.ski-scotland.com/
post #6 of 6
I can second that...
Short and sweet, with more different snow conditions in one day than in a week elsewhere. Geat fun.
Beware the grumpy old man operating the White Lady rope tow at Aviemore
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