Too much snow closes ski centre
The ski resort has enjoyed a bumper season so far
The CairnGorm Mountain ski centre in the Highlands will be closed for the day – because of too much snow.
After a two-day blizzard, the operators have had to bring in huge caterpillar vehicles and snow blowers to try to clear the approach road and the slopes.
Colin Matthew, operations manager at the centre near Aviemore, said roads were blocked by 15ft snow drifts.
He said parts of the funicular railway track up the mountain and the ski-tows had been covered by snow.
Mr Matthew said: “It has blocked our access roads with about 15ft of snow and further up the mountain the drifting has buried our funicular railway track in about 10 places, and the tunnel mouth, and some of our ski-tow towers are just sticking out of the snow.”