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Nevis Range opens for winter 2019

Written by Fiona

February 06 2019

Nevis Range Mountain Experience, near the Scottish Highlands town of Fort William, is thrilled to be open to skiers and snowboarders in 2019.

Following one or two false starts, and after a couple of heavy snow falls and continuing cold temperatures, there is now enough snow to properly open the lifts and tows at Scotland’s highest ski resort.

The opening day was officially January 30 and many people enjoyed the slopes at the weekend.

Fraser Menzies from Edinburgh University Snowsports Club, taking part in a rail jam competition in the freestyle park at Nevis Range. Credit: Ski-Scotland.

Nikki Stafford, of Nevis Range Mountain Experience, said: “It’s awesome to finally open our doors for snowsports this season.

” When both locals and visitors get out onto the slopes of Aonach Mor, the mountain really comes alive.

“There was a special buzz around the hill at the weekend especially.”

More snow is forecast to fall across the slopes of Aonach Mor this week and into the weekend. 

Sledging fun at Nevis Range. Credit: Ski-Scotland.

John Sutherland, activities director at Nevis Range Mountain Experience, said: “It is fantastic to be back on the hill enjoying the snow. A massive effort goes in from the whole team to get the mountain winter ready.  When the snow falls it’s good to see everyone’s hard work pay off.

“Last Saturday was a great day on the hill. Snow conditions were variable across the mountain (which definitely need a bit more for a powder day) with some good skiing on pisted runs and powder pockets could be found in some off piste areas. 

“The sun was shining and we held the first round of the Nevis Range Freestyle Series.

“We look forward to welcoming skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities to the slopes for the rest of the season.”

The top gonolda station at Nevis Range, with snow extending to the floor of the glen. Credit: Ski-Scotland.

Throughout Winter 2018/19 a range of fun and family focused events will be staged at Nevis Range, including the Nevis Freestyle Series and the Nevis Mini Shredder Series, quiz nights, ceilidhs, as well as food and drink evenings.

The Ski-an-Duro, a ski/board and mountain bike race from the summit to the gondola base station, will also take place on March 30. 

See event schedule and Nevis Range.

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