Interesting program on the big changes at Cairngorm Ski Resort on the Radio Scotland on the Out of Doors show.

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.

BBC news

Natural Retreats now gone .

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 !

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After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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2 Responses to Interesting program on the big changes at Cairngorm Ski Resort on the Radio Scotland on the Out of Doors show.

  1. Heather Lawrie says:

    There’s a further Community meeting on the 6th Dec where we will get some updates on where the Aviemore Buisness Association have got with HIE et al. The collapse of Natural Retreats subsidiary company Cairngorm Mountain was forseen … like a car crash waiting to happen…. the local community and ALL businesses within the valley are affected. Whether this be plumbers and sparkies who fix accomdation to the wee computer shop who provides the IT to the valley or the taxies, shops, food and clothing outlets, florists, kids and outdoor activity providers… we are all affected.
    So. Please keep supporting not just the Cairngorm area but also Glenshee, Lecht and Anoach Mor so you give us all a fighting change to keep real money flowing back into our Scottish communities.
    Support your local Outdoor areas!!

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