some frustrated skier Wrote:
The photo has 600 below the door.
The cabin came with a PB100 but can go on either, the PB600 is a more powerful machine and it is the red winchcat. There is a 2nd PB600 winch so they still can winch. Its being used to transport staff / supplies to the Ptarmigan which will hopefully now be open regularly.
Something that has been commented on, over £1m of snow making kit was purchased for the express purpose of allowing the Carpark Tow to provide access to the rest of the mountain for more of the season that would be the case in a normal season. Pretty sure only one gun has worked in the past week near the Fiacaill Pumphouse.
The strategy out to be putting the fences on the Carpark T-bar absolutely out of sight given the depths of snow being reported on Coire Cas.
Who's call is it to operate or not operate the guns when they can? If it is HIE's then it will end up costing more not running them in lost ticket revenue when the Carpark Tow track expires! They are pumping money into CairnGorm to keep the operating company functioning, so it becomes self defeating to penny pinch on the thing that will help bring £££s into the till for longer.