Lecht 2090 is based 2090 feet (645m) above sea level amid the beauty of the Eastern Cairngorms. The Lecht Activity Centre is situated in the heart of Scotland’s largest National Park at the top of the pass between Tomintoul and Strathdon.
The previously infamous road between Tomintoul and Cockbridge is one of the highest main roads in the UK and the hills around rise up to 2,700ft (775m). This natural playground offers exciting outdoor activities for both the summer and winter seasons and the local staff are keen to make sure you have an enjoyable day out on the hills.
Winter activities are ideal for all levels of skiers and snowboarders but especially good for beginners and intermediates. A total 12 different lifts, including a 3 person chairlift and a magic carpet travelator which get novices going on day one. Tubing is available depending on the conditions, (descend the slope out of control in a large tyre). All equipment and clothing can be hired on site, equipment can be booked on line, the ski school can develop your skills from basic to racers and all in a safe environment close to the beautiful purpose built day lodge, which houses cafe, bar, ticket office, shop, ski hire, toilets all under one roof.
Summer Activities include 2 downhill mountain trails for Mountain Bikes with a skills park as well as Deval carts, (buggies to come down the hill with just a brake) and both activities use the 3 man chairlift for access.
All details are on the web site and local accommodation can be found at the bottom of the home page and under the ‘Winter Action’ tab on the main page.
The building is also available for business meetings, private functions and even weddings.
The Lecht engineering staff have also exported their building skills to many parts of the UK as well as Europe, including Iceland and Southern Ireland. See the Engineering tab on the home page for details.
The Lecht is easily reached from Speyside and Aviemore, Donside and Aberdeen as well as Royal Deeside. For your GPS the nearest post code is AB36 8YP and you will be on the right road 2 miles South of the Centre.
Ride the Chair to the new bike trails now open at the Lecht Ski Centre, Aberdeenshire. AB36 8YP
Both mountain bike trails (Red Fox and Blue Hare) and the skills park were opened in 2009, with the key attraction of providing access to the top of the hill by a three man chairlift.
Situated on the infamous Tomintoul - Cockbridge road (A939) and in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park the centre is on the highest main road in Scotland, at 2090ft and the chairlift ride lifts you up another 700ft.
The first trail, ‘Red Fox’, is a red run with a descent of 1,600m. This Mountain Cross’ descent has an assortment of dirt jumps, bomb holes, berms and riding features built from rock.
The skills park, with many different obstacles, is also open and will allow all grades of bikers to improve their techniques.
The second Mountain Cross trail, ‘Blue Hare’ is 1,900m long, a blue single track with easy jumps, bomb holes, bermed corners, avoidance lanes and with passing places.
The first sections of both trails are combined at the top of the hill, with extra width and options of feature difficulty.
11.04.13 Sorry to say but we have not recieved two essential parts from the manufacturers to complete the repairs. With third party inspections due once the repairs have been completed this delay means that the chairlift will not be going this winter, unless the snow really does last till June.
10.03.13. The new parts from France will only arrive now on 15th March so it will probably be a week after that before the chairlift can be ready following the various inspections.
05.03.13. The repairs have started on the tower and we are still waiting from some spares to come from the manufacturers in France which are due this week. All the chairs were taken off the cable so that the cable itself could be inspected using an xray machine. The cable has been found to be completly OK. Depending on when the spares arrive we hope to have the repairs done by the end of this week and then it will be ready for inspection by third party engineers and HSE.
Hopefully this will all be done by the 15th March.
Following the incident with the chairlift on the 12th February HSE have conducted their inspection. Their full report will take a while to produce but in the mean time they have given us the approval to make all the repairs needed. Once these replacements have been carried out there will be a series of further checks and inspections carried out on the whole system. This will be done not only by the Lecht but also with HSE engineers and other parties before the chairlift will be able to be run again. At this stage it we can not give a date for opening but will keep you informed as soon as we know. 26.2.2013
The lecht is perfectly positioned with a range of first class accommodation on our doorstop.
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The lecht has a plethora of terrain - from challenging blacks to perfect beginner blue runs - including a great snowpark.
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with a fully equipped conference room including projectors and cafe, the lecht is more than just an activity centre.
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32 years working in the ski centre business makes us pretty skilled - ski lifts, buildings, ski slopes, snow making systems.
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We're a friendly bunch and a family run business. Here's just some of the people that make it all possible.
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The Lecht 2090, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire. AB36 8YP
Tel: +44 (0) 1975 651440
Fax: +44 (0) 1975 651426
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