Cairngorm attempts kilted record

5th March 2010, by Chris Gill

Lots of snow up north

Lots of snow up north

Quick – men in skirts!

There will be plenty of kilts on display in Cairngorm resort, Scotland, this Saturday 6 March – the resort is attempting to set a world record.

In a charity event, Cairngorm is inviting visitors to take to the slopes in their kilts to attempt the world record for the largest number of kilted skiers and snowboarders heading down the piste at once.

The resort is hoping that the bumper snowfalls of late will encourage over 500 participants in the event, which plans to raise money for the Maggie’s Highland Hospice and junior skiing programmes.

The idea is that the kilted group will ski top-to-bottom of the mountain, along the popular Coire Cas and Zig Zag runs – all very well covered with abundant March snowfall.

So, if you’re up in Scotland this weekend get along to the Cairngorm in Kilts event and some excellent riding. Oh, and it might be wise to wear some thermals under those kilts – could be quite breezy otherwise!

The weather is set to improve for the weekend, less windy and brighter skies.


The record attempt was a success, with 200+ kilts taking to the Cairngorm piste at once. Participants formed a line from the Ptarmigan top station to ski the mountain together, raising money for charity. The world record was set in some of the best snow conditions enjoyed in Scottish skiing for many years, and with a long season in prospect – snow depths could ensure skiing into May.

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