CairnGorm's 50th season off to a powdery start
Mon 12 December 11
More than 400 skiers and snowboarders took advantage of clear skies and pisted powdery snow conditions to get CairnGorm Mountain’s 50th season off to a great start following the heavy snow falls over the last few days.
Skiers and boarders enjoyed excellent conditions in the Coire Ciste and Ptarmigan areas of the mountain. A further 200 visitors who were not skiing also rode the funicular to the Ptarmigan station to enjoy the views and to meet Santa who was paying the first of five visits to the Christmas Shop at the top.
Leaving the Base Station at CairnGorm for the Ptarmigan.
Marketing Manager Colin Kirkwood commented: “After the stormy days of the last week it was great to be able to open for our first day of this special season with some excellent skiing albeit in a limited area of the mountain. On 23rd December we will be celebrating 50 years since the first mechanized uplift – the White Lady chairlift – first ran and also the 10th anniversary of the opening of the funicular railway.”
Mon 12 December 11, Livigno, Italy
Spectacular Snowboarding Returns to Livigno/Italy from 21st to 23rd of February 2012!
Thu 15 December 11
Huge Snowfalls In The Alps. The Alps, Scandinavia and Scotland are all looking ‘mostly good’ after moderate to large snowfalls since the start of December.
Thu 15 December 11
The full Portes du Soleil area is confirmed to open on Saturday the 17th of December.
Fri 16 December 11
Winter Games NZ today announced its plans for the 2013 event that will see the Games increase its standing on the international winter sports circuit with the inclusion of no less than six World Cup events.
Sat 17 December 11, Whistler/Blackcomb, Canada
8,171 Acres, 5,280 vertical and Over 10.5 feet of Snow so far this season.
“On a good day with full cover, Cairngorms can be a great days boarding - but don't expect alpine conditions and take your old rock-hopper if you value your base and edges! It can get extremely busy at the weekends.”