So worthwhile bringing this thread back to the fore because £25.6m of repairs and 5 years 2 months on we are in exactly the same situation as end of September 2018.
Over that 5 years the snowfactory has not been relocated from it's temporary location blocking the view from the Cas Bar and Daylodge Cafe!
Over 5 years on there is still an imbalance between potential out of base capacity with three tows and only 1 that can get you to the Ptarmigan Restaurant and into Coire na Ciste from mid-station level in Coire Cas.
There has been no attempt to spread out the snow guns purchased at public expense at the end of 2018 to give a reasonably uniform coverage of the Carpark Tow track and run, or put in sufficient power points to run them all off mains power simultaneously,
Where they had previously carried out ground works to smooth out a beginner slope for use with the snow factory and magic carpets, they've built big bike track berms which have made the ground profile far rougher than before the 'smoothing' work.
Prior to any expenditure in 2023 or the subsidy checks during the later part of 2022 from HIE, the total HIE expenditure on CairnGorm Mountain either on behalf of or funding to CairnGorm Mountain Ltd since the announcement of Natural Retreats as preferred bidder in 2013 stood at £51 million.
What is there to show for it?