Many will already be aware that the company Natural Retreats the operators running the Cairngorm Ski area has gone into receivership. This is one of Scotland’s busiest skiing areas and one that is loved by many.
It is worth reading up on this historic skiing area. Over the years it has had many trials and tribulations of the historic ski area . The radio Scotland Podcast I thought covered many of the areas of this difficult period that the Ski area finds itself in.
Sadly there has been a lot of problems with the train that takes the skiers high up the mountain . Due to engineering problems the train is now not running and is awaiting an inspection report that may take the winter to fix.
Hopefully things will get sorted yet many think it may take all winter to sort.
We all hope the Cairngorm Ski area will soon be back running to full capacity. I hope they get it right this time there are enough folk in the local community to sort it out it’s future but it needs support.
The Cairngorm area badly needs the ski resort running it is vital to the economy .
Yet as the program stated there is still plenty to do in the area such as winter mountaineering winter climbing, mountain biking and cross country skiing when the snow arrives .
Please support the area if you can by visiting and helping the local community.
Last weekend I was in the Cairngorms before the news broke and the snow was falling. There is a lot needing done and maybe this disaster may bring the ongoing problems to the fore.
There is going to be a “snow factory “in place at the bottom of the hill so hopefully the skiers will be able to enjoy some fun.
Many will still be skiing many will be skinning up onto the high ground Ski Mountaineering and keeping the Valley going.
So hopefully you will still visit the area and things will get sorted. I will do as often as I can.
There are a lot of jobs at stake .
Comments as always welcome !