Work is now well underway reinstating the ground within the Ski Area. The ranger team has been busy raking, preparing and re-seeding the ground in key areas such as the Lower Slopes. The main objective of these works is to reinstate the ground after the installation of the new Shieling Sunkid Megastar lift, last summer. As part of this restoration project we have also been able to rectify some of the ground that had previously been bulldozed or excavated in the 1960’s. Below you can see a before an after shot of this particular area, where the regrowth and regeneration of the flora is clearly visible. This work will continue throughout the summer and we will continue to post updates on our progress.
It’s not all about land management this week though, as the team crack on with annual maintenance on the piste bashers. All of our machines are exposed to the extreme weather conditions for long period of time during the winter months. This means that every summer all of our machines are completely re-serviced onsite by our in-house team to make sure they are in good working condition for the next winter season. Below, you can see our newest grooming machine, the PB600 Park Bully, being stripped down, inspected and overhauled.