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Scotland updates and snow reports 2021-22

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Can start this thread with a job opportunity for the rather challenging post of CEO at Cairngorm:
https://www.cairngormmountain.co.uk/new-vacancy-chief-executive/?fbclid=IwAR2avTb40kCOSL_c8dI0B5XZPa-G5wJt9E3CHH2tM1rH5eyZoRHYvLK9plY
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£85k - thats a lot for a coffee shop manager...........
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£85k is a bit low for the type of person I would be looking for.

I would be looking for someone with a history of getting major investment and running a team capable of high end business development.

The last time I was there I could see so many things that would generate revenue and enhance the customer experience.

Some.things in addition to the skiing. Maximising revenue per area of the hill.
EG so many people have breakfast in Aviemore then head up. A coffee stop in the car park. Sandwich sales to take on mountain (biodegradable) so people go up the hill first without a pit stop in Aviemore.

Ticket sales in the carpark so people can save a queue. When I was there the last time it was 90 mins to get a ticket for the funicular. I've never been back and gonto Glencoe or glenshee now

On mountain a coffee stop etc etc so you don't need to go into the one place to eat. Glencoe and shee do that

All of these could bring in an extra 30% revenue and that is before we talk about the ski infrastructure. Or event infrastructure.

Corporate sponsorship of staff equipment cutting the costs but not the quality.

Merchandise for sale at a reasonable price.

And the list goes on and on and on.

Anyway, rant over. And before anyone says why don't I do it. £85k for guaranteed abuse....... no thanks Happy
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They really need someone that has already done their career and made enough money to do this without being bothered about the pay. There are so many things that could be done, key would be trying to heal the wounds with the local stakeholder groups. Problem with all these is you can’t actually do your job or make decisions as as soon as it goes up the line you are into the world of politics. I looked at it but on balance don’t think it would be feasible to make the changes required without getting squashed upstream.
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You also need the ability to make it snow....
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GreenDay wrote:
£85k - thats a lot for a coffee shop manager...........


True Laughing That job is poison chalice. So long as punters can't leave top station for 8 months a year then Cairngorm will never make money no matter how much it snows.

russ_e wrote:
You also need the ability to make it snow....


More important would be an ability to make HIE see error of their funicular obsession...
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Haggis_Trap wrote:
More important would be an ability to make HIE see error of their funicular obsession...


^ +1
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Haggis_Trap wrote:


More important would be an ability to make HIE see error of their funicular obsession...


I can well imagine how the job interviews will go on this one - so your views on the funicular? It's not £85k to be a genuine CEO, it's £85k to do what HIE tells you to do, the job is protecting HIE by keeping the funicular limping along so no more searching questions get asked! Oh and £85k for CEO of a company that turned over £215k in its last accounts! rolling eyes
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haggishunter wrote:
Haggis_Trap wrote:


More important would be an ability to make HIE see error of their funicular obsession...


I can well imagine how the job interviews will go on this one - so your views on the funicular? It's not £85k to be a genuine CEO, it's £85k to do what HIE tells you to do, the job is protecting HIE by keeping the funicular limping along so no more searching questions get asked! Oh and £85k for CEO of a company that turned over £215k in its last accounts! rolling eyes


You have to wonder what Bob Clyde / Tommy Paul would make of:
a) the funicular fiasco
b) management being paid 85k to run down ski area

Neither of them had an MBA between them wink
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You also need the ability to make it snow....

1. Historically, Cairngorm has a pretty decent snow record, with a long season. November and May snowsports are not uncommon.
2. They have a double-unit Snow Factory for the lower slopes these days (though it hasn't worked for a lot of the time they have had it Confused)
3. Winter starts tomorrow - with 18cm of snow forecast at the top in the next few days Very Happy

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You also need the ability to make it snow....


2. They have a double-unit Snow Factory for the lower slopes these days (though it hasn't worked for a lot of the time they have had it Confused)


And on the few occasions it does run it's powered by a not very environmentally friendly diesel generator....

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3. Winter starts tomorrow - with 18cm of snow forecast at the top in the next few days Very Happy



Let's hope the Scottish ski areas get a good snow season! snowHead
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@mountainaddict, Was snowing on Nevis last night
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Was hoping to see some snow - but Neviscam images are still from June Confused
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Let's hope the Scottish ski areas get a good snow season!


Ahhmen to that. I just moved up to Orkney and am buzzing to get the van down South (everywhere is South) and get a few good tours in. Not many skiiers up here so more local company very welcome!
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@giantsquid, if you own touring kit, and don't mind a bit of grass skiing between patches of neve, you could soon be bagging some first routes on the islands. Just mind those cliffs !
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So I'm up near Inverness 27th 28th of November I assume that will be too early for any lift served skiing?
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@wam15, probably too early, but the Lecht, which has mostly grassy slopes so can (and does) open at the proverbial drop of a hat, sometimes offers November sport.
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That's the closest to where I'm staying so fingers crossed we get something!
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moffatross wrote:
@giantsquid, if you own touring kit, and don't mind a bit of grass skiing between patches of neve, you could soon be bagging some first routes on the islands. Just mind those cliffs !


Yep I've got a touring set up with me, I went out desperately at the end of March to get some but the wind had taken the snow on any decent slopes onto the meadows below. Sacked it off after a morning of driving around. It can happen though, a friend has a video of him sending a backie in a meadow on a tractor built kicker a few years back. Personally I've got my eyes on the island of Hoy, some decent gradients (and scrabbly rocks and cliffs and lots of helmet magnets) there
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Was hoping to see some snow - but Neviscam images are still from June Confused


The cameras were switched to the StreamDays platform in June, they’ve not been offline, but are only available as streams. Downside is you can’t see the end of day images or quickly scroll through the cams.
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Since dark a cold front has swept SSE through the Highland ski areas, temperatures on the tops now below -3ºc, so should be snow from showers and the back edge of the cold front on at least some of the webcams in the morning! snowHead
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Very cold in SW Edinburgh first thing with a sprinkle tinkle of white stuff on the S Pentlands. Further north webcams at The Shee, Glencoe, Lecht2000 and Cairngorm all showing snow. Wahoo !
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Bring it on! Hail up here in Orkney yesterday and a little today so it has to be snowing somewhere nearby!
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The Lecht this morning....

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@giantsquid, You might like this site on Facebook, lots of photos https://www.facebook.com/groups/snowpatchesscotland
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@larry1950, cheers yeah I'm already a member Smile
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@giantsquid, Should have guessed, its a become a very popular group, do you also check Graeme Pringle (Windy Miller) updates for Cairngorm in winter.
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So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
Just adding a post so I can see the updates in tghe hope of (at least) a long weekend this coming season
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