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Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 April 2006, 10:08 GMT 11:08 UK
Thousands of skiers hit slopes
A bumper Easter weekend has led to Cairn Gorm Mountain Ski Resort to hit its target figure for skiers and snowboarders for the season.

Heavy snow falls in March and April helped the centre, near Aviemore, to achieve its target of 55,000 visitors.

Chief Executive Bob Kinnaird said the business has changed but the funicular railway - now in its fifth year - has helped it to diversify.

At its height the Cairngorms could draw up to 200,000 skiers over a winter.


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