Monday, April 06, 2009
I ski like a haggis.
In my book salopets are nice tame little animals which need no feeding or cleaning and love you for ever.
Gondolas are for lazing in, attached to Italians, punting.
Buying the Glencoe skiing slopes is as far removed from my imagination as cycling fish. It is Scotland's oldest ski resort.
But someone will do it, you can bet. The slopes were in administration last year, brought back to life and are now being offered for sale.
According to Ski forums;
"I believe they've costed a gondola system as well as other improvements and also have plans for on-site accommodation and other facilities"
"it's an awesome place ... but then do we really want the general population to know about it and crowd the slopes ... not sure"
"It has some steep runs and great scenery. "
Here is the link to the details; http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1125170?UserKey=
Even late in the year, now, there is snow for skiing on the tops. Here is the Nevis Range ski report for to-day:
Date: 06-04-2009 at 08:32
Current weather : CURRENT WEATHER Dry & clear with good visibility. Wind/temp top station: SW 10-20mph, 4CWeather Forecast : FORECAST FOR MONDAYDry, bright morning. Rain or snow above 750m. Wind/temp at 900m: SE 15-20mph > 30-35mph, 3C < 1CSnow level : 800Vertical runs : 400Runs : Weather looks settled until mid afternoon. Fresh soft wind blown snow on summit, upper Goose and Warrens runs. Goose from tower 4 up is complete.Access/downloading on Goose chair. Dry slope for beginners & lower abilities. Back Corrie off-piste and unpatrolled; the walk out is about 25 minutesTerrain Park - features for all levels of ability.
ps Someone just said that you can eat haggis. That must be where I'm going wrong.
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