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somnambulant_sasquatch


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Re: CairnGorm Funicular - Operation stopped as safety precaution
Date Posted: 09.59hrs on Wed 31 Oct 18
alan Wrote:
HIE are to purchase £1m of snow making equipment for use by CML this season.
presumably then, they will maintain a passable route from the shieling to daylodge. white ribbon of doom? couloir of carnage?

cmorrison


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Re: CairnGorm Funicular - Operation stopped as safety precaution
Date Posted: 10.21hrs on Wed 31 Oct 18
Will they then share the equipment around the other centres next year?

awrightski


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Re: CairnGorm Funicular - Operation stopped as safety precaution
Date Posted: 10.31hrs on Wed 31 Oct 18
“While the uplift review isn’t intended to resolve the current issues, it will be instrumental in steering future investment at Cairngorm and creating a world-class year-round attraction. We look forward to sharing the findings of this comprehensive study, carried out by independent global experts.”

Can't wait for this...

ML


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Re: CairnGorm Funicular - Operation stopped as safety precaution
Date Posted: 10.35hrs on Wed 31 Oct 18
Is a Lecht/Glenshee/Nevis Range/Glencoe able to object to this investment. It's a real unfair advantage if you get a goverment injection while the rest doesn't. Just imagine what the other resorts could do with this amount of free/extra snow making equipment.

Isn't this a textbook example of unfair competition/non level playing field?

snowpatch94


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Re: CairnGorm Funicular - Operation stopped as safety precaution
Date Posted: 10.48hrs on Wed 31 Oct 18
This 1 Million, surely that means a fleet of Snow factories ?

Can anyone confirm what the snowmaking will look like ?

youngfox


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Re: CairnGorm Funicular - Operation stopped as safety precaution
Date Posted: 11.08hrs on Wed 31 Oct 18
Surely time for an independent investigation into the doings of HIE and its links with Cairngorm. It's not a level playing field between the 5 ski areas in respect of past investment and now future investment in comparison with Cairngorm, and this can't go on so blatantly. Time to rattle the MSP's cages in the respective ski areas over this, and start lobbying the first minister. Surely MSM should be covering this more.

SnowmanDave


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Re: CairnGorm Funicular - Operation stopped as safety precaution
Date Posted: 11.12hrs on Wed 31 Oct 18
alan Wrote:
HIE are to purchase £1m of snow making equipment for use by CML this season.



Considering the size of £1million of snow factories have they put in a planning application etc??..what about water draw off from streams (environmental report)…& do the electric board know about the extra power load?..I presume these are electric & not diesel powered..other wise more noise pollution?

talk about throwing good money after bad...


PS BBC has a new article on it & as per usual they have got their facts wrong!!...so I emailed them


[www.bbc.co.uk]

they state:-

The options currently left to snowsports enthusiasts to reach the slopes from the bottom are three tows - the day lodge, car park T-bar and the Fiacaill Ridge tow.


Really??...that just gets you to mid station level approx...only two ways up to top ...M1 & West Wall pomas...experts only...


---That was not a fall, I intended to do that!---



Edited 1 times. Last edit at 11.55hrs Wed 31 Oct 18 by SnowmanDave.

Dunc


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Re: CairnGorm Funicular - Operation stopped as safety precaution
Date Posted: 11.55hrs on Wed 31 Oct 18
James McIntosh at thye Lecht said his single snow factory cost half a million. So HIE may be buying two?

alan


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Re: CairnGorm Funicular - Operation stopped as safety precaution
Date Posted: 12.27hrs on Wed 31 Oct 18
awrightski Wrote:
“While the uplift review isn’t intended to resolve the current issues, it will be instrumental in steering future investment at Cairngorm and creating a world-class year-round attraction. We look forward to sharing the findings of this comprehensive study, carried out by independent global experts.”

Can't wait for this...


He who pays the piper and all that... we shall see, but I believe the consultants finished their work a while ago, are HIE redrafting?

alan


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Re: CairnGorm Funicular - Operation stopped as safety precaution
Date Posted: 12.30hrs on Wed 31 Oct 18
Dunc Wrote:
James McIntosh at thye Lecht said his single snow factory cost half a million. So HIE may be buying two?


Believe it will be one snow factory and a number of fan guns, type/capacity and thus number of fan guns tbc.

PeterS


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Re: CairnGorm Funicular - Operation stopped as safety precaution
Date Posted: 13.39hrs on Wed 31 Oct 18
Does this constitute state aid ?
[www2.gov.scot]

WickRatson


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Re: CairnGorm Funicular - Operation stopped as safety precaution
Date Posted: 16.47hrs on Wed 31 Oct 18
SnowmanDave Wrote:

they state:-

The options currently left to snowsports enthusiasts to reach the slopes from the bottom are three tows - the day lodge, car park T-bar and the Fiacaill Ridge tow.


Really??...that just gets you to mid station level approx...only two ways up to top ...M1 & West Wall pomas...experts only...



Dave, I don't think the BBC are saying here that these are the only tows that will operate over the season. I think the intent of that sentance is to state the only uplift from the car park level. I highly doubt NR are that stupid to not run the Corrie case T-bar, and the M1 poma. Then again...



Edited 1 times. Last edit at 16.48hrs Wed 31 Oct 18 by WickRatson.

SnowmanDave


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Re: CairnGorm Funicular - Operation stopped as safety precaution
Date Posted: 17.32hrs on Wed 31 Oct 18
WickRatson Wrote:
SnowmanDave Wrote:

they state:-

The options currently left to snowsports enthusiasts to reach the slopes from the bottom are three tows - the day lodge, car park T-bar and the Fiacaill Ridge tow.


Really??...that just gets you to mid station level approx...only two ways up to top ...M1 & West Wall pomas...experts only...



Dave, I don't think the BBC are saying here that these are the only tows that will operate over the season. I think the intent of that sentance is to state the only uplift from the car park level. I highly doubt NR are that stupid to not run the Corrie case T-bar, and the M1 poma. Then again...



Edited 1 times. Last edit at 16.48hrs Wed 31 Oct 18 by WickRatson.


I had thought that, but its trying to compare to running with the funicular, ...so like for like...


is as you say then they are totally ignoring the upper bowl & the midstaion etc runs eg M1 poma,.etc..




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Beastie


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Re: CairnGorm Funicular - Operation stopped as safety precaution
Date Posted: 17.59hrs on Wed 31 Oct 18
Any betting on CG trying to monetise tourers this year?

alan


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Re: CairnGorm Funicular - Operation stopped as safety precaution
Date Posted: 18.02hrs on Wed 31 Oct 18
Beastie Wrote:
Any betting on CG trying to monetise tourers this year?


Carpark charging. £8 for a van of any sort whether staying overnight or not!

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