CairnGorm Mountain Ltd, has reinstated a previously held agreement to allow Scottish Ski Club and Cairngorm Ski Club members to use the M1 poma lift (which services the resort’s most challenging run) with reduced queuing on pre-determined dates.
The M1 poma currently provides the only access route to the White Lady run, a tough run commonly used for training and competition by the clubs’ young aspiring ski racers.
The priority system was historically used on the clubs’ race and training days and will be in effect again for the 2017/18 season. The Scottish Ski Club supports the development of local youngsters with a high quality domestic and alpine training programme. They aim to run training programmes on Cairngorm centred around the 12 weekends over the winter period from the beginning of January to the end of March.
The Scottish Ski Club supports the development of local youngsters with a high quality domestic and alpine training programme. They aim to run training programmes on Cairngorm centred around the 12 weekends over the winter period from the beginning of January to the end of March.
Mark Blyth, Head Coach of the Scottish Ski Club said “The reinstatement of a priority system on the M1 Poma is a fantastic opportunity for the young racers of both clubs. We appreciate the support from CairnGorm Mountain Ltd for young, aspiring ski racers.”
The original White Lady chairlift was removed by the CairnGorm Chairlift Company in 2001 after 40 years of service. The funicular system was installed the same year, to enable visitors to access the mountain area all year-round.
However, the Scottish Ski Club is also in the early stages of a proposal to reinstate the White Lady lift access. The Club is investigating the costs involved and consulting with its members and other partners with a view to realising this long-term ambition.
Janette Jansson from CairnGorm Mountain Ltd said: “We are delighted to support the Scottish and Cairngorm ski clubs to maximise their training time on the Mountain. We are clearly excited about their plans for the White Lady and look forward to continuing our collaboration with the Scottish Ski Club in more detail over the next few months.”
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Images from Cairngorm Mountain Ltd. and Scottish Ski Club