Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Skiing in Glencoe saved for this Winter

I hope the new owner of the Glencoe Ski Centre does not mind my pinching his ski map to illustrate this great news. Andy Meldrum, who already owns the activity centre at the Spitall of Glenshee has bought it and plans to extend it into a major all year round attraction.

That's the best news Glencoe has had since coming 4th in the competition to name the Wonders of Scotland. (Ahead of Glencoe I seem to recall were Malt Whisky and Edinburgh Castle.)

These are the plans:
Snowmaking machines may be built
Improved facilities for snowboarding and skiing
All round the year attractions to be built in
Mountain bike trail to be added
Adventure playpark to be added
Dry ski area to be built
Archery range to be added - is this a first for a Skiing Centre?

Maintenance has already started, so there is momentum there. Apparently the Cafe is to open soon.

All that is very good news indeed.


ps If you are looking for holiday accommodation over Christmas and the New Year, then we have availability for the first but Hogmanay is booked, sorry. Otherwise, the first website in this list has two special Christmas and New Year pages.
I'll try and find out who still has accommodation in Glencoe available and will publish it.
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