The organisers acknowledge the invaluable support of Rothiemurchus Estate, Glenmore Forest Park and Pityoulish Estate in helping us ensure that as well being competitive and enjoyable that the CAT is also environmentally sustainable.
Following CAT 2014, the committee chose to support Freestyle Skier Lewis McWilliam:
Lewis used his grant award to help fund his trip to a training camp in Les Arcs at the beginning of December 2014. Prior to that he took part in a National Park and Pipe Academy Team week long training camp at Hintertux at the end of October. This winter Lewis is earning money to fund his future training trips by working at the Cairngorm ski area as a "Liftie" and also as a member of the Park Team, with the added bonus of being given time to train on the Park during his working day.
Recently he took part in an invitational competition, The Dividing Line, at Drumochter where he was a member of the winning East of Scotland Team and was voted the joint Best Rider of the Day. Thanks to a chance meeting with Finlay Mickel, also a member of the East Team, he has been able to secure sponsorship from Atomic Skis. At the end of this month he and a fellow Park and Pipe Academy Team member are heading off to Mayrhofen for a six-week intensive training bloc.