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FOUR SEASONS: CONSIDER SCOTLAND’S EXTREME SKIING PIONEERS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 16 March 2013 TODAY and tomorrow, weather and snow conditions permitting, Glencoe Mountain ski resort will play host to the second edition of the Coe Cup freeride contest – a no-holds-barred carnival of extreme skiing and snowboarding held on the notoriously steep section of the mountain known as the Flypaper. Like […]

SCOTLAND’S FIRST SKI HILL TURNS 60

Published: The Scotsman, 2 January 2013 IN THE winter of 1952/3, members of the Scottish Ski Club were given a glimpse into the future when the latest edition of the Scottish Ski Club Journal flopped onto their doormats. In contrast to the Alps, where commercial ski areas with permanent tows were well established, skiing in […]

GLENCOE GOES GLOBAL: COE CUP PREVIEW

Published: Scotland on Sunday (Scottish Ski & Board supp) 9 December 2012 THERE was a slightly surreal air to this year’s inaugural Coe Cup freeride event at Glencoe. To the uneducated eye, the sight of dozens of competitors in full ski gear hoofing their way up the mostly snow-free foothills of Meall a Bhuiridh towards […]

FOUR SEASONS: BACKFLIPS ON THE FLYPAPER

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 7 April 2012 EVEN the most die-hard defenders of Scottish skiing would concede that the winter of 2011/12 has been a disaster. A couple of big dumps of snow early in the season made it look as if we were in for another cold one, but then… nothing. The snow melted […]

FOUR SEASONS: FREERIDERS TO FACE OFF AT GLENCOE

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 25 February 2012 AT THE risk of jinxing it, next weekend’s inaugural Coe Cup at Glencoe Mountain could turn out to be the most spectacular skiing and snowboarding event Scotland has ever seen. And no, that’s not just me ladling on the hyperbole to get you reading – it really could. […]

FOUR SEASONS: WHY MEALL A’BHUIRIDH MATTERS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 20 February 2010 IF YOU want to find out how the Glencoe ski area came to be, the best place to start is in the corridor outside the toilets at the Log Cabin Restaurant, next to the main chairlift. Here you’ll find three articles from the Scottish Ski Club Journal, framed […]

GLENCOE GOES LOCAL

Published: Scotland on Sunday (Business) 7 February 2010 SCOTLAND’S oldest ski resort, Glencoe, will get access to previously unavailable funding if its application is approved to become one of the largest Community Interest Companies in Scotland. Falkirk businessman Andy Meldrum led a consortium that bought Glencoe for an undisclosed sum last October from investment fund […]