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post #1 of 9
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Just come back from a couple of days skiing at Glenshee in Scotland. My first visit there. I normally go to the Cairngorms, and i don't somehow think I'll be going back there. Fancy train or not.
Glenshee was a revelation. Helpfull lifties and cheerfull staff everywhere. A far bigger area with a much better variety of runs.
I can't wait to visit when it has its proper winter coat.
A huge effort seemed to have been put in to make a lot of the runs skiable in what can only be termed 'marginal' conditions.
So well done if there's anyone on here connected with the area.
Also got myself a bottle of a damn fine non cold filtered single malt from Scotlands smallest distillery.
Result. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #2 of 9
I am glad to hear that you had a good time. What's the name of the single malt? I like Talisker but that isn't from mainland.

Thanks for posting it (better in "Resorts, Conditions & Travel" forum?). I was just getting curious what the conditions are like up there.

I only have 10 more days of lurking at the Les Menuires web site before I am there for real!

post #3 of 9
I'm not a big whisky drinker, I prefer whiskey, but, I believe the smallest distillery in Scotland is the Edradour, but I'll wait for someone to correct me!

post #4 of 9
You will get conditions for Scottish Skiing at


and info on Scotch Whisky at


It has been a few weeks since any significant snowfall so I guess conditions now are getting pretty marginal
post #5 of 9
Originally posted by Wear the fox hat:
I'm not a big whisky drinker, I prefer whiskey
I was not sure which one is which (hence I chose to use words "single malt" instead) but I know now. [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #6 of 9
But won't you miss the reindeer? [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #7 of 9
Originally posted by Lisamarie:
But won't you miss the reindeer? [img]smile.gif[/img]
Preferably YES! I heard so many stories about these big animals flying through windscreens... Beautiful to look at but not on the road while driving at 70 mph.

post #8 of 9
I went to Cairngorn before I started skiing. It was April, and I did not know how damp and cold Scotland would be.
Visited the reindeer.
They let me hug them to keep warm.
Made me happy! [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #9 of 9
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The prize goes to Fox (as usual) The tipple is indeed Edradour
And very nice it is too.
The conditions at Glenshee were far from marginal. In fact they almost borderd on the enjoyable. Rock hard in the morning, softening up nicely later in the day. There were fifteen lifts open so a reasonable variety of runs were open.
Some bare spots a bit lower down, but no problems in avoiding them. A few stones here and there so rent some skis...
There were even a couple of kickers already built off to the side of Butcharts.
Amazing really since the last snow was actually weeks ago.
However I'm off to La Plagne for eight days on the 14th and I expect that to be a wee bit better.
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