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How an Aberdeen ski slope became a supermarket car park

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Poster: A snowHead
You'd think they had somewhat different gradients, and I can't say I'm familiar with the site, but this turbulent tale concerns a planned ski slope for Aberdeen, an Asda car park, and a bungling team of bureaucrats and politicians from Aberdeen City Council.

Let it be a warning to us all!

The report comes from The Scotsman.

Do we have an Aberdonian correspondent who can shed some light on this depressing tale, and give us hope that a slope might soar above that fine city one day?
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Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
David, interesting comment, I was particularly impressed by the last line 'none of the officials involved are likely to face disciplinary procedures' The world of local authorities is surely a wonderous place.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
The Aberdeen local daily, the P&J has this report which seems a little more positive:

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=62692&command=displayContent&sourceNode=62244&contentPK=8602114

It's scandalous that the process has taken so long. I was a student in Aberdeen in the early 90s and used the old Kaimhill slope a few times - like all dry slopes it's no replacement for the real thing, but as a student who couldn't afford trips to the Alps it was great to have it there.
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Looks as if the problems have been resolved....? Work is under way, completion in September...

Aberdeen City Council update
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
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Did'nt know that they were about to start work on the slopes, I never used it myself in the past, but it might be an alternative to the one in Alford that we use for the kids. I'll have to swing past and check on its progress.
By the way, what all these articles neglected to mention was that all the time it's been sat unused with the matting missing and the poma down, there was a council official sat at a desk somewhere being payed as dry slope manager. Like you said David@traxvax, "The world of local authorities is surely a wonderous place."
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Dr Che I was a Agri student there from 96-99 so we probably didn't cross paths. I used to frequent the bobbin aka the King Street Mill amoung other fine establishmants.
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 Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
johnboy, I remember the Bobbin Mill well Very Happy . Other favourite haunts were the Blackfriars,the Blue Lamp, the Nile (for those long lunchtime coffee sessions) and of course, Oh Henry's...
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
This Aberdeen story is reminiscent of the Beckton situation...
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