The last patch of snow on the slopes at Lowther Hill finally melted last weekend (picture taken a couple of weeks ago). It has been a good season with 30 days of operations and about 90 days of snow on the hill. If you haven't already, do check the Snow Report section on our website, or our facebook and twitter to see a few videos and photos of the past season. Worth checking also this enthusiastic mention of Lowther Hills as one of "Europe's best-kept secret ski resorts in 2018". All this is happening thanks to your support, members, friends, and followers. And of course special thanks to our hard working volunteers who keep the lifts and the club running.
Our webcams page now has new links to a couple of Traffic Scotland webcams in the Clyde Valley.
Substantial progress has been made over the past months on the funding applications for the Lowther Hill clubhouse. We are pleased to announce that we have already been awarded £39,890, and a final decision on the remaining £49,066 is expected to reach us by the end of August. We cannot emphasise enough how much time and work has been invested over the past years on the design, planning, liaising with stakeholders, and the different strands of the funding process. We are really looking forward to a positive outcome and start focusing our energy on other existing and new projects.
The tender value is estimated at around £93,000 and it is expected that the building works would be primarily executed before the end of 2017. This is a great opportunity for a local builder, with appropriate expertise, to take on a project that will serve the community for many years to come.
We look forward to choosing the preferred contractor in due course. The tender period closes on Thursday 13th July 2017.
Funding applications were submitted to funders in October 2016. We hope 2017 will be the year when snowsports enthusiasts in the South of Scotland start enjoying the comfort of a ski lodge on Lowther Hill.
We strive to run the tows for our members at least 20 days between December-March, but this season our core group of volunteers is not regularly available. We are looking to employ a keen snowsports enthusiast who can make him/herself available at short notice to run a tow for our friendly membership.
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