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THE LECHT WINTER GAMES
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The Scottish resort is holding its own version of the Winter Olympics this month to capitalise on Olympic fever.



With the Pyeongchang Games opening on Friday 9th February, details have been announced of a two-day celebration of snowsports at the Scottish resort, Lecht 2090.

British Ski & Snowboard, Snowsport Scotland and Snowsport England are hosting The Lecht Winter Games in the midst of the Olympics.

The Games will take place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February and they're promising something for everyone from 2 to 92, from newcomers to seasoned snowsport fans.

The resort will be using its newly-arrived snowfactory to guarantee snow on certain slopes.

The Lecht snowfactoryThe Lecht snowfactory arrives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There'll be discounted lift pass prices and come-and-try sessions:

  • A Cross Country skiing track complete with timed laps, including all equipment and instruction from Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre and Huntly Nordic Ski Club.
  • A mini Snowboard Cross and Ski Cross track with coaching advice from Snowsport Scotland
  • Freestyle skiing and snowboarding on park & pipe jumps, rails and airbag, including coaching from Aberdeen Snowsports and Cairngorm Snowboard Club
  • A timed Giant Slalom course with tips provided by Gordon skiers and demo kit provided by Atomic
  • Burton ‘Riglet' snowboard sessions for kids aged 2 to 5
  • Ski and snowboard taster lessons provided by Lecht 2090 Ski & Snowboard School
  • There will be the opportunity for those aged 5 to 15 to sign up for the Futures Snow Award, a new national scheme designed to support and encourage young people to get involved in snowsports in a new, fun and progressive way.

Registration is now open with discounted prices available and advance booking for the sessions that have limited spaces.

Lecht 2090Lecht 2090

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the rising stars of the GB Park & Pipe team will also be there, training on the airbag in the freestyle park and members of the British Nordic Development Squad showcase their cross country skiing.

Off the snow there'll be the chance to sample local produce and check out the offerings from Gordon Castle Scotland, Royal Lochnagar Distillery and Cairngorm Brewery.

Protect Our Winters will be presenting information on climate change relevant to the winter sports community, and from 4pm-7pm there will on live music, glühwein and more food available in the upstairs bar.

Registration for the event is open from Monday 5th February.

The full schedule is here.

For registration and booking click here.

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