White Lady Challenge & whole lot more!!

Saturday 15th March 2008 – Dates in your diary now folks! :)

At the start of the week, I built and put live the website for the inaugural White Lady Challenge. The premise of the event is simple, to raise money for Disability Snowsport UK and/or the Cherished Uplift Fund’s White Lady Appeal by completing as many descents of the White Lady (or alternative ski run) as you can in one day.

Participants can choose whether to split their sponsorship money between the causes or donate to one or the other, and while the challenge its self should be great fun (if hard work for those taking it really seriously and aiming for an ‘Everest’ on the White Lady) there is a huge amount going off on CairnGorm Mountain on the day in Question – Saturday 15th March.

Up top in the Ptarmigan Bowl the Highlander Skier/Boarder freestyle event hits the ‘Gorms terrain park, meanwhile the Ski ‘n’ Boardroom has teamed up with numerous gear companies to bring in several boarding and ski manufactures to demo new 2009 boards and skis – and we’re working on getting more kit up the Gorm!

So you can undertake the White Lady Challenge while checking out the latest toys and if you want a break from bashing the White Lady, Ripcurl will have pro riders and instructors on hand to offer tips and advice on all things park!

In short it’s going to be one big fun day with stacks going on,  full details and to sign up for the White Lady Challenge visit the website at http://whiteladychallenge.org.uk .

Webcams Up and Running

The webcam system in the Ski Club Hut was restarted and all three webcams and the Weather Station were functioning as normal again as off early afternoon on Sunday.

The earlier mist eventually cleared, though it continued to come in over higher runs at times, but by dusk the skies were clear above Strathspey.

A couple of photos from the Club Hut Balcony looking out over Coire Cas and up the White Lady.

View out towards the Fiacaill from the Scottish Ski Club Hut.

Looking out from the Hut Balcony over towards the Fiacaill.

View out towards the Fiacaill from the Scottish Ski Club Hut.