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Cairngorm skiing set to slide back to success


By Tom Ramage

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The Scottish ski season is ready to return with a bang after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Happy days: on the M1 two seasons ago, but could they be coming back? (Picture: David Macleod)
Happy days: on the M1 two seasons ago, but could they be coming back? (Picture: David Macleod)

That’s the view of Snowsport Scotland chief Trafford Wilson, who believes the first full season since the beginning of the pandemic, ongoing uncertainty around overseas travel plus the impact of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, create the perfect conditions for a snowsports boom in Scotland.

More than 750,000 tickets are sold at Scottish snowsports venues every year in an industry worth more than £30 million to the nation’s economy annually.

Ghosts of Christmas Past: but the Cairngorm resort has a future too, says the Snowsports Scotland chief (Picture: David Macleod)
Ghosts of Christmas Past: but the Cairngorm resort has a future too, says the Snowsports Scotland chief (Picture: David Macleod)

Mr Wilson said: “While Covid has been a massive headache to say the least, particularly the stop and start nature of it, it’s also provided the opportunity to gain heightened support from the Scottish Government and other agencies and promoted the national importance of the snow sports industry.”

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