Saturday, 9 January 2010
Winter Sports / January - February availability.
The snow round the house is knee deep and the icicles in some of the windows now join top to bottom. It feels as though the whole house would be encased in a fortnight if this were to carry on. I have put some pictures on our flickr page. Conditions on the mountain are the best anyone can remember, with 33 runs open, deep fresh snow and blue skies (yesterday at any rate) and as yet none of that horrible noise I remember from my childhood of skis graunching on refrozen pistebasher tracks. It's making it very difficult to get on with admin and invoicing and tax returns when the hill is so tempting.
If anyone fancies a last minute holiday and doesn't mind having to leave their car at the bottom of the drive (50 yards away) or the possibility that (at minus 22 last night) some of the pipes might stop working, Inshriach is available between the 25th January and the 5th February. There is a solid week of skiing in there but I would recommend avoiding the weekends when the hill becomes something of a madhouse.
Has anyone seen a piece in this month's Conde Nast Traveller? I haven't found a copy in Aviemore but I'm pretty sure we are in it somewhere.