Scottish snowboard season so far…..

Well folks its been a frustrating 2015/16 season thus far with the latest start to snow sports in years.

Now the old boys leaning on the bar supping a foamy brew will tell us this is normal and we’ve just been spoiled in the past few seasons, perhaps but with so many locals depending on it for business or pleasure one has to be stay up beat. The snow always comes back.

February and the busy half term are weeks away and the current snow pack is taking a pounding from mild winds…….the snow always comes back.

Nov 20th Glen Feshie off to get wet
Gorge walking Nov 20th
Das is en squaten-hausen… sprain no pain… professional help, G2 outdoors
Moby Dick Lochan, Craigellicie 12th Dec and the snow came back just before the big floods here and in Cumbria and Borders
Nothing says social media weather reports like the “Bin Lid” update, 14th of Dec
New Year, New snow….finally the season is up and running, 11th Jan 2016. Out avalanche training with G2 outdoors
The new Splitboard finally getting some use after a long wait for snow…yes that’s a snowboard on both feet!
Craig Burry out splitboard touring at Creag Meagaidh, 900 m up and down with not a ski lift in sight, 19th Jan 2016
As good as it gets at Cairngorm, we waited along time but it was top quality. Powder, no queues, no wind. 20th of Jan 2016.
East wall of the White lady (which faces West??), Cairngorm mountain. Steep, deep and a on my new board, Bataleon Evil Twin
No matter what the conditions one can always stock up on dress shirts at Cairngorm base station  #gapyear
Rain and wind at Cairngorm skinning up on the Spiltboard make an unhappy but determined Kev. 21st of Jan 2016. The two weeks of fine snowy wind free weather finally comes to an end.
If all else fails go buy a weird snowboard and shape it yourself. Yes Clark

Remember while your waiting for the snow do your squats, go biking and hiking, keep those legs strong and

……..the snow always comes back!

Half term availablity

Half Term availability

A few dates in the half term holidays are now booked up

Lessons are available 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 16th and 18th of February.

Call 075111 97652 to enquire

Lecht Lessons Saturday.

Cairngorm maybe stormbound for tomorrow morning so I will be running snowboard lessons at the Lecht on Saturday the 26th of January. Get in touch on 075111 97652 for lessons.

The big dump

Its started, the big snow dump that we need to fill every run in nicely has started!
Lets all hope it stays and doesn’t blow away too far.

Cairngorm storm bound for today
The Lecht will probably open.

Good news from the Met Office below.

Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Monday
Dawn to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to dusk
Light snow
Light snow
Heavy snow
Heavy snow
Heavy snow
Heavy snow
Heavy snow
Heavy snow
70% 90% 90% 90%

Open for lessons, the snow is back!

The snow is back and rather than grinding to a halt we are swinging into action!

Were are now open for lessons, call Kevin on 075111 97652 or check out our lesson page above.

Steph and Stephen

Winter returns

Lairig Ghru Jan 2013We took advantage of the quiet spell to get out winter walking. Blue skies, no wind and cold frozen ground. Winter is definately back and there is still snow up top with more on the way.

Stormbound weekend for Christmas shopping



Looking a tad windy for the weekend but brining more snow onto a well established base.

Cairngorm might not open but you never know the Lecht might manage it.

Lecht midweek snowboarding in the sun.

Riding at the Lecht, the park is starting to look great. Five well built looking jumps off the chair lift and five rails at the car park level.

Great snowboarding in the sun on quiet slopes.

Light snow falling as I left.

Lecht snowboarding  December 2012

Bluebird in the Highalnds

Best two days of the season so far at Cairngorm mountain. Views from Aviemore stunning and awesome snowboarding. Blue skies, top to bottom riding and happy people.

Word on the slopes is the Lecht is building a killer park at the moment.

More snow due Friday with light winds for the weekend shaping up nicely for Christmas.