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Maf


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Will Mon 4th May be the final day ?
Date Posted: 08.50hrs on Sun 3 May 15
It looks like Monday might be the last day of lift served sliding for this season. There's still lots of snow about though. I wonder if there might be a weekend opening still to come ? Or maybe you'll still be able to ski of the funicular at CML if it still does mid stops.
Mountainaddict


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Re: Will Mon 4th May be the final day ?
Date Posted: 18.25hrs on Wed 6 May 15
CGM is advertising their guided mountain bike descent from 11th May - which means(if last year is anything to go by) they must be ploughing the Traverse to allow the bikes down sad smiley
Gorminator


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Re: Will Mon 4th May be the final day ?
Date Posted: 07.51hrs on Thu 7 May 15
As somebody said on their Facebook Page, why don't they create some proper Mountain-bike Trails and use the Scone-scoffers train for uplift ?

In Summary ....the rot continues......whilst once again Glencoe and Nevis surge ahead !!
tele-ecosse


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Re: Will Mon 4th May be the final day ?
Date Posted: 08.50hrs on Thu 7 May 15
I think that the legal constraints on the use of the train will not allow this.
Bring back the chair!
alan


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Re: Will Mon 4th May be the final day ?
Date Posted: 11.28hrs on Thu 7 May 15
tele-ecosse Wrote:
I think that the legal constraints on the use of the train will not allow this.
Bring back the chair!

Cold Smoke Convert


The Section 50 can be changed, but given the number of walkers that pass through Coire Cas compared to Coire na Ciste it makes a lot of sense for many reasons to put mountain biking developments in the Ciste. Ideally using the carpark area as a hub for both lift served downhill above and below and XC trails in Glenmore Forest.
Sunshine


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Re: Will Mon 4th May be the final day ?
Date Posted: 07.07hrs on Sun 10 May 15
I agree with Alan. Probably better to have a bike track in Coir na Ciste.

Once again we see the closed system brought in for business reasons, when there is still an amount of snow on top. Every year we see a few skiers carrying their skis up the side of a 26 million publically funded railway. Why not keep the top open. No need for a ski patrol, if skiers buy a passenger ticket and carry their skis.

Once again we see the s50 signatories, supported by the CNPA, circumventing The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The land outside the Ptarmigan Station is land has the statutory right of access under the act. It is about a 2km round trip with c300metres of ascent to enter the protected area. Whilst the same protected area can be entered from within 200 metres of the car park. I is not unlawful to leave the Ptarmigan station. They can only stop you from taking the train down.

Finally, to emphasise how ridiculous these restrictions are the Tain Bombing Range has the same EU designation as the Cairngorm Plateau.
somnambulant_sasquatch


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Re: Will Mon 4th May be the final day ?
Date Posted: 14.00hrs on Sun 10 May 15
maybe arranging to have 100+ or so people pushing their bikes up the access track for a run down would raise awareness a bit.
quite apart from the inconvenience of people blocking the guided descent, that would be revenue from 100+ funi tickets they're missing out on.
Gorminator


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Re: Will Mon 4th May be the final day ?
Date Posted: 15.51hrs on Sun 10 May 15
Top Idea.........but there are just too many SHEEP out there who will not stick up for themselves and others !!
Mountainaddict


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Re: Will Mon 4th May be the final day ?
Date Posted: 15.33hrs on Mon 11 May 15
So how come it's ok to leave the top station if you've paid for a guided mountain bike descent? But not to go out and walk/ski tour....

A definite case of when it suits eh??
Sunshine


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Re: Will Mon 4th May be the final day ?
Date Posted: 16.34hrs on Mon 11 May 15
They have amended the S50 to allow for guided walks and bike trips, because they are supervised by their staff. Forgot to say, on my last, that Cairngorm staff have no legal power to stop anybody leaving the Ptarmigan. They can only stop people entering on return from a walk. In other words your ticket is not valid for the descent journey if you don't obey their rules. The s50 signatories rely on the fact that no member of the public will make a legal challenge.
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