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Cairnwell Chair Lift Glenshee


Cairnwell Chair Lift Glenshee

Cairnwell Chair Lift re-opens at Glenshee as a triple.
The old single seater chairlift at Glenshee has been replaced with a French made triple chair.
The old chairlift was closed whilst the chairs were auctioned off, with proceeds going to charity.

The new triple chair is now fully operational, giving additional uplift to red and black runs.
A specialist Austrian helicopter pilot aided the pylon installation during the summer.
The new chair was made by Poma, and will help to minimise queues at busy times.

Three Skiers unloading from the top of CairnwellUnloading from new 3 man chairlift at the top of Cairnwell Glenshee (Bill Bagshaw/M. Williams)
Snowboarders getting onto the new 3 man chair

New Cairnwell Chairlift at Glenshee (Bill Bagshaw/M. Williams)

Unloading point at top of  3 man chair

Turning left off the chair sends you down the famous Tiger black run (experts only).
Turning right off the chair gives you the choice of several red runs.
The Tiger is a steep black run which is usually strewn with moguls.

Top of the Cairnwell 3 man chair where skiers and snowboarders unload (Bill Bagshaw/M. Williams)

Photos copyright Bill Bagshaw

The Cairnwell Munro tops out at 933m and is the limit of the ski area
The triple chair does not access beginner slopes.

The Glenshees ski area boundary stops at the summit of The Cairnwell Munro, at a height of 933m. (Bill Bagshaw/M. Williams)

Chairlift signage

New Cairnwell Chair lift sign at Glenshee ski and snowboard centre (Bill Bagshaw/M. Williams)

A walker descends from a trip up the three man chair

A walker descends from a round trip up Cairnwell chairlift at Glenshee. (Bill Bagshaw/M. Williams)Photos copyright Bill Bagshaw