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knobby


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Skier days - the best measure of a Scottish ski season
Date Posted: 21.10hrs on Mon 16 May 16
Has anyone seen any skier day stats from Ski Scotland or the resorts? (1 skier for one day = one skier day). I always love to see how the season has actually been and hope to see some upward trends that might then result in more investment. I would think Glencoe has done alright this year at least.
paraffin


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Re: Skier days - the best measure of a Scottish ski season
Date Posted: 09.42hrs on Tue 17 May 16
Hi,

I don't know above total numbers - but my personal tally this season is 49 days:

Glencoe Resort 32
Touring Scotland 6
Touring France 5
Italy Resort 6

must get out more often ;-)


flugeryl


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Re: Skier days - the best measure of a Scottish ski season
Date Posted: 11.10hrs on Tue 17 May 16
got in 29 days lift served at GS, with 2 days of hiking before the season started
and my spring jaunt to GC has a nice round 30 days on lifts....10 per day

Be Nice to Skiers, they have it hard enough already
MPW1


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Re: Skier days - the best measure of a Scottish ski season
Date Posted: 09.47hrs on Wed 18 May 16
As a stats junkie I like to see the numbers too.

They seem to be harder to come by now than they used to be, when a few seasons ago there seemed to be very regular updates.

Michael
Olderalan


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Re: Skier days - the best measure of a Scottish ski season
Date Posted: 15.59hrs on Wed 18 May 16
Glenshee: 59,126 skier days in 2016 compared to 58,407 in 2015.

Market share was 25.6% in 2015 and will be up about 3% in 2016.

Kind regards

Olderalan


Dunc


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Re: Skier days - the best measure of a Scottish ski season
Date Posted: 19.31hrs on Wed 18 May 16
Olderalan Wrote:
Glenshee: 59,126 skier days in 2016 compared to 58,407 in 2015.

Market share was 25.6% in 2015 and will be up about 3% in 2016.

Kind regards

Olderalan



Is that good?
igloo4you


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Re: Skier days - the best measure of a Scottish ski season
Date Posted: 19.40hrs on Wed 18 May 16
Glencoe 29,488

Dunc


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Re: Skier days - the best measure of a Scottish ski season
Date Posted: 21.59hrs on Wed 18 May 16
igloo4you Wrote:
Glencoe 29,488


Is that good?
alan


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Re: Skier days - the best measure of a Scottish ski season
Date Posted: 22.19hrs on Wed 18 May 16
Dunc Wrote:
igloo4you Wrote:
Glencoe 29,488


Is that good?


Not as good as last year on raw figures, but by any historical standard very! If however you dig a little deeper, then Glencoe were almost 10k down on last season at the start of Feb and recovered around half of that through the remainder of the season.

It was an extremely good half term period for Scottish Snowsports, even if CairnGorm managed to chase away maybe as much as 1000 skier days per day by running limited uplift for the conditions and as a result having to suspend ticket sales prematurely for the available terrain.

To put that in perspective the HIE strategic review calculated average spend per skier day at 23 in 2009/10 and using the Retail Prices Index that should be around 28 today (and CairnGorm has the highest lift prices so that is probably an under-estimate). The busiest period of half term is around 10 days covering the peak of the Scottish long weekends and peak English week. So maybe somewhere between 200k and 300k in revenue lost by CML by trying to cut costs by not running uplift - that's the sort of budget that's required to bring the West Wall Chairlift back into service.

It is not just problems under Natural Retreats watch though. If CML had been a well managed and successful business, Natural Retreats wouldn't be on the mountain. That should not be forgotten.
igloo4you


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Re: Skier days - the best measure of a Scottish ski season
Date Posted: 19.36hrs on Thu 19 May 16
Dunc, Pretty decent, not as good as the last 2 seasons but certainly above average. After the very poor start we are pretty happy with how it turned out.
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