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Most skiers in Scotland for three seasons

Written by Fiona

April 10 2018

A winter of snow might not please everyone but for Scotland’s skiing fans it has been a great year. To date, the 2017 to 2018 season has seen the most skiers enjoying the five resorts for several years. Last weekend, the skier day total for all five resorts surpassed 202,000.

This figure is ahead of the 2015-16 and 2014-15 seasons and not far behind the same point in the 2013-14 season.

Chair of Ski-Scotland, Andy Meldrum, is thrilled with the snow and customer numbers so far. He said: “From the start of this season we’ve had brilliant snow and superb support from our customers.

“We’ve also had some of the best bluebird days I’ve ever experienced in Scotland with blue skies, sunshine and fresh powder.”

A sign of a busy day at Nevis Range. The happy skiers in the return-to-base gondola queue.

More snow to come

The forecast is for more snow and this means the season in Scotland could last into May. The resorts will aim to stay open until customer numbers dwindle.

Andy said: “When spring arrives with warm sun and daffodils blooming, people seem to believe there’s no snow left for skiing or snowboarding. However, this really is the best time of year to come for a slide in the mountains with a much better chance of good overhead weather.

“It’s also a really good time to learn, when the weather is kinder and slopes quieter. Just don’t forget your sunblock!”

Skiers and snowboarders are advised as always to check conditions and also opening times before heading for the slopes.

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