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Early pictures of Cairngorm skiing
Posted by: roga who has made 1123 posts. (IP Logged)
Date: 14.23hrs on Tue 30 Dec 08

Just found a fascinating flickr page belonging to the Northumbrian Ski Club.

It includes some very interesting photos of skiing on Cairngorm, including one of an early rope tow in 1962.

If anyone is compiling photos of Scottish skiing I'd suggest these are a great resource (with permission of course smiling smiley )

The page is here:


Re: Early pictures of Cairngorm skiing
Posted by: BarryFolan who has made 909 posts. (IP Logged)
Date: 15.18hrs on Tue 30 Dec 08

great pics, the owner should put a book together!

loved the one of the cars - them auld yins knew how to do it, not sitting behind a gate in the morning like us fannies!

that tow number 1 is brilliant

also loved the one of "Cairngorm before the equipment arrived" - what a lovely hill it was!

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Re: Early pictures of Cairngorm skiing
Posted by: h11lly who has made 2150 posts. (IP Logged)
Date: 23.12hrs on Thu 8 Jan 09

Just had a look here and what a great set of photos.

Like you Barry I love the one of 'Cairngorm before the equipment'. I've never seen it like that. The photos are from 55-62 but I'd love to know when that one was taken.

I was a young kid in Edinburgh then and my parents described skiing as a sport for the wealthy. Sledging and ice skating was all I'd experienced by 62.


Re: Early pictures of Cairngorm skiing
Posted by: johnDUB who has made 445 posts. (IP Logged)
Date: 11.06hrs on Fri 9 Jan 09


I bought this post card as a peice of history.
Also found last night a aviemore ski school badge from a seller in france. so i bought that too. i like the old stuff.

Re: Early pictures of Cairngorm skiing
Posted by: peterraikman who has made 2 posts. (IP Logged)
Date: 21.29hrs on Sat 5 Sep 09

I have a few photos stored away somewhere, from May 1959, showing the Aberdeen Ski Club at the Lecht, on which I wrote " Last day of season "

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