The Mountain Railway is currently closed. Season Passes now on sale.With our quietest time of year now upon us, and seeing a significant reduction in our visitor numbers, we have taken the decision to close our shop and café, until early December. Toilets for public use will still be available Wednesday to Sunday(closed Monday and Tuesday) in our Base Station from 9.00 am to 4.00pm. The technical team are currently finishing off the annual maintenance to our ski lifts, snow ploughs and piste machines, and Techno Alpin engineers have just been onsite, for a final check of our snow factory, which will be starting production next week. We look forward to reopening our facilities in early December and begin our Snowsports season on the 19th December. Thanks from the team at Cairngorm Mountain for all your support over the summer season
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Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil Trial

This entry was posted on March 5th, 2020.

After successful initial trials, CMSL has introduced using HVO across our mountain to help reduce our emissions by up to 90%. This includes powering our fleet of snow clearing machines, Manitou Loader, snow making fan guns, Snow Factory, auxiliary and standby generators and workshop heaters. February  has tested this fuel to the extreme with many hours of usage, within the extreme temperatures that are common here at Cairngorm, without any negative operational issues across the machinery. Whilst our future lies in electrical power including on site renewables where possible, HVO has provided an opportunity to power existing machinery prior to further changes in technology in areas like the grooming fleet – where charging times are not viable at this point in time. Whilst HVO is more expensive than traditional red diesel,  it clearly has environmental benefits that are already being realised.

 

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