It really feels that this project was never intended to complete in time for 2015/16 and I don't know why. It's so typical Glenshee, huge momentum gained through the summer (Government announcement, Facebook output, Tiger Chair auction, STV articles, local media interest) and yet we're all left feeling flat as it becomes more and more obvious that this installation won't be ready. Made worse when compared to the stellar job Andy has done at Glencoe.
Glenshee's installation is much bigger than Glencoe's, so I'm not sure that's a fair comparison. I suspect that Glencoe also made more use of outside contractors, which will mean that once the job is started, it will be completed more quickly. For all we know, GS staff were assisting with the work at GC. It's also possible that GS were deliberately timing things so that the latter stages of construction could take advantage of snow cover and piste basher use in order to keep the costs down.
I have no idea how the technicalities of lift construction work, but I have a strong suspicion that this is the kind of job where visible progress is pretty limited until very late in the construction job.
There appears to be a fairly significant structure visible on the webcam shot where the lower drive station should be, I don't think it's finished yet, but I would guess that the primary supports for the drive station are attached to the foundations. There is also a comparative lack of large lift parts laid out in the car park, which makes me think that most of the big parts are now on the hill, which is consistent with Alan's report.