The Lowther Hills Ski Club currently operates one nursery area for children and beginners in the village of Leadhills. The nursery area on Lowther Hills will be open as soon as the construction of the new clubhouse is finished by the 2016/17 season.

Located in the Golf Course grounds, the Leadhills nursery area is without a doubt the most popular spot for families and beginners alike.

The wide and gentle 140 metre-long piste and easy rope tow makes this slope an excellent place to practice your first turns.

Conveniently situated near the village's public parking spaces and the Hopetoun Arms Hotel, the slope is particularly great for those days when the clouds come in.

View from the top of the nursery slope (click to enlarge image)

View from the bottom of the nursery slope (click to enlarge image)

Use of the clubhouse for shelter and changing is kindly provided by Leadhills Golf Club. Please note the nearest toilets are located at the Hopetoun Arms hotel.

How to get there

The Leadhills nursery area is found at Leadhills' Golf Course, about 500m (6 minute walk) up the road from the Hopetoun Arms Hotel.

Please park your car at Leadhills square or at the public parking spaces at Leadhills school. Customers of the Hopetoun Arms Hotel can use their car park which is located behind the hotel.

Please be considerate and do not try to drive up to the Golf Club in winter conditions. The track is steep and not cleared in winter. Too many cars get stuck in this road trying to make it all the way to the Golf Course, blocking the road and wasting volunteers' time.