• Short Summary

    The thousands of winter sports enthusiasts who have flocked to the multi-million pound sterling, all-year-round sports complex in the Cairngorns in Scotland have met with the cruellest trick winter can play on them - there's no snow.

  • Description

    The thousands of winter sports enthusiasts who have flocked to the multi-million pound sterling, all-year-round sports complex in the Cairngorns in Scotland have met with the cruellest trick winter can play on them - there's no snow. High above the hotels and tourists ski slopes snow lies, at 3,000 feet (1,000 metres). Some people have climbed that high, but most remain in the valley, hoping.

    The resort sprang up several years ago. The many hotels, ski lifts and nightclubs were built to provide an answer to the Scandinavian winter playgrounds which attract so many Britons. Ranks and Fortes are among the backers who have invested considerable amounts of capital in this venture, hoping to keep in the U.K. part of the fortune spent every year on winter holidays.

    The hotels are full, the bars are crowded, but the ski slopes are empty of snow. Spirits are high, say the ski instructors and tour operators, and all that can be done until the snow falls is to hope that it will do so soon.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6RLV5OTB0C3NZSURJ2Y1BXZ52
    Media URN:
    VLVA6RLV5OTB0C3NZSURJ2Y1BXZ52
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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