Lecht 2090 Snowmaking Fundraiser

by Iain du Pon in Corgarff, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 19th December 2020 we successfully raised £65,000 with 424 supporters in 50 days

We want to raise £80,000 to purchase new snowmaking equipment, to increase our existing snow production capability by up to 80% more.

by Iain du Pon in Corgarff, Scotland, United Kingdom

Since the Lecht was started in 1977, it has helped to introduce thousands of families and children into snow-sports, and enjoy the winters in the Scottish mountains.    It is still a family run snow-sports centre but now very much expanded to cater for over 2,000 customers a day whilst still remaining the family friendly place to come.  Many school children are now given the chance to do outdoor sports in the snow and we have some of the best slopes in Scotland to learn snow sports on, in a safe and secure environment.

There have always been good and bad snow seasons, but we would like to be able to rely on having more consistent snow conditions, and we now have an opportunity to be able to upgrade our snow making capabilities with a new project which we would like to introduce for this winter.

The key part of the project is to install 4 new automated, TF10 snow cannons that can make snow at just below 0℃ instead of the normal around -4℃.    Back in January 2020 when there was a lack of natural snow, we still had 13 nights at -1℃ but only 1 night of -4℃      Although we have already installed a Snow Factory in 2018, which is able to guarantee to cover the nursery slopes regardless of the weather conditions, we want to be able to cover a lot more of the normal slopes and provide better coverage.    Each new snow cannon makes as much snow in one hour as the factory makes in 24 hours, so with the four cannons and the right conditions we can increase our production from 4 cubic meters per hour, to 384 cubic meters per hour – which is huge.

These cannons will predominantly run at night when the centre isn’t being used and we can best use our wind turbine to provide the power to the cannons, turning green energy into white snow. 

We have the offer of major support for the £400,000 project and now seek to raise £80,000 for the remaining amount through crowdfunding, and should we be successful, then any amount raised beyond that will also be put to purchasing additional snow making and maintaining equipment to improve the facilities for all to enjoy….

A link to our rewards page for more detailed reward information: 

Snowmaking Fundraiser Rewards

Please note that all rewards must be collected in person, unless agreed otherwise (details to be advised).   All rewards for donations made prior to 1st of December will be ready on the 19th of December for collection  - any rewards for donations made after this time may require to be collected in the new year.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

Lucky Draw

All persons donating at least £50 will, in addition to receiving the reward for that level of donation, have their names put into a draw to win a pair of season passes for the season valid to April 21. (3 pairs of season passes to be won) Draw will take place on the 19th of December, and winners notified immediately following the draw.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Back this project for no reward other than knowing that karma will return the love, hopefully with lots of fresh powder for the ski season!

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Limited edition, enamelled pin, supporters badge. Plus sticker pack.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Limited edition T shirt. Entry into the prize draw to win one of 3 pairs of season tickets, valid to April 2021.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

2 Limited edition insulated mugs – fill your mugs for half price hot drinks in the café this winter. Supporters Badge. Entry into the prize draw to win one of 3 pairs of season tickets, valid to April 2021.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Gordon Castle Gin plus 2 limited edition engraved glasses by Giles Lawson Johnston, supporters badge, name on supporters Board at the Centre, 2 day tickets valid till end April 2021. Entry into the prize draw to win one of 3 pairs of season tickets, valid to April 2021.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Family day ski pass including ski hire. Limited, framed and signed picture of Lecht, by Gerrard Murphy. Name on Supporters Board. Entry into the prize draw to win one of 3 pairs of season tickets, valid to April 2021.

£1,000 or more

£1000 Reward

Weekend family ski package for 4 inc. lift passes / ski hire / 2 hours of lessons / name on Supporters Board at the centre / 4 supporters limited edition hoodies / badges / photograph memento of the weekend / 2 x 1:50 scale model of Kassbohrer pister. Entry into the prize draw to win one of 3 pairs of season tickets, valid to April 2021.

£1,000 or more

Corporate Rewards

We have various corporate rewards structured between £1000 and £25,000 involving, days out, corporate ski passes, advertising and entertaining - please get in touch to find out more.

£1,000 or more

Above £1000 Individual rewards

We have a number of larger rewards set above the £1000 level for those individuals that wish to donate more - please get in touch to discuss your bespoke reward package.

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