Skiers on beleaguered Cairngorm Mountain are to be restricted to just 1,000 a day this winter – sparking anger among winter sports enthusiasts and fears over a threat to tourism.
Cairngorm funicular railway
A final decision on whether to recommend saving or scrapping Cairngorm funicular will depend on “detailed numbers” currently being compiled by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), the agency’s boss has said.
Snow sports enthusiasts have been promised "the best possible experience"’ on Cairngorm this winter amid fears that without the funicular in action, the season may end up a damp squib.
Demolition of the troubled Cairngorm funicular railway would cost £13.3million, it has emerged.
Plans to revitalise Cairngorm Mountain after the funicular was put out of action last year are being progressed by community leaders.
Fresh doubt surrounds the future of a top Highland visitor attraction after Scotland’s public spending watchdog warned “tough decisions” on repairs to Cairngorm’s crisis-hit funicular are likely to be needed soon.
Work has finally started on repairing the stricken funicular railway in the Cairngorms.
Bosses at Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) are currently searching for the right candidate to oversee the repair of the organisation's stricken funicular railway.
Firms owed cash by the failed operator of Cairngorm ski resort face not being paid the full amount they seek, a progress report into the collapse has revealed.
A series of new adventure features are being added to Cairngorm Mountain this summer – including a tubing slide and all-terrain vehicles – in a bid to attract more tourists while the resort continues without the stricken funicular.
Technical issues with the new £1million snow machines on CairnGorm Mountain have now emerged – as options for the future of the funicular railway will be known “within weeks”.
The beleaguered Cairngorm funicular will remain closed all summer, and possibly beyond that, amid alarming safety fears - sparking concern on the impact to local tourism and the economy.
A report into the safety of the Cairngorm funicular railway has been further delayed – and will not be published until after the New Year.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise has established a new limited company “in anticipation” of taking over operations at Cairngorm ski centre.
A probe into the safety of the Cairngorm funicular railway faces further delays into the winter season.
Plans for £1million snow-making machines at crisis-hit CairnGorm have been lodged in a bid to boost the ski resort’s fortunes after the shock funicular closure.
Aviemore’s seasonal businesses are under serious threat from the prolonged closure of the Cairngorm funicular railway, according to a local business group.