A day of fascinating ski archaeology in the Southern Cairngorms with Dr Adam Watson (Chionophile), Helen (H11lly), Alan and Jamie on the slopes of Creag Bhalg, home to the short lived and ultimately unsuccessful Mar Lodge Ski Centre.
More information on the Mar Lodge Ski Area can be found on Highland Instinct's
Ski Area section.
The tows long gone from the South facing slopes behind Mar Lodge are not entirely forgotten, the main T-bar still serves Scottish Snowsports today as the Cairnwell T-Bar.
Wooden supports that carried the air and water pipes for snow making mark the up-tracks and some of the pistes and are numerous across the slopes.
We found much more than expected and you could in places imagine the tows and the skiers long gone from these slopes. The descent through the forest, would be a beautiful line on modern kit - it would have been in a different league of intimidation on early 60's planks!
Have you skied Mar Lodge? Do you have memories, stories or photos, we would love to hear from your, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com .