The 2018 season snow has already been and gone (but always comes back). Some of the team managed a night ski in October and some people on Facebook managed one million ski runs that week!
Early season skiing and Splitboarding in Scotland is all about riding heather, destroying bases, hopeful desperation and above all “The Craic“. We look back at our youthful early season exuberance.
The season started for us on November 17th 2017 with a blast up Cairngorm mountain using the fences for good snow, Few days later we found ourselves in Glen Feshie hiding in an Arctic Lunch spot from hell (never stop kids).
Cairngorm Mountain 17th November 2017
The Red burn, Glen Feshie 30th of November 2018
The full team headed out on windy grey day hopeful of epic-ness. The Allt Ruadh or Red Burn (Red stream) is a place of wee pines and big hills (its in a National Nature Reserve). With high winds and cold temperatures we headed for Meall Toinail for a look about on the low hills. What we found was a freezing lunch stop, clouds and about an inch of sticky gloop…..proper adventure! No one regretted the day once we had escaped to Loch Insh Watersports for coffee and CAKE.
Cliche alert: Better a bad day in the hills than a good day in the office