Snowfencing is one of the most challenging projects we have been juggling with since we brought skiing back to Lowther Hill. The timber and working hours needed to snowfence the 1,600m of ski slopes at Lowther Hill would have normally been beyond the capacity of our volunteer-based club, particularly at this growth stage where there are many other projects that also require our attention. But thanks to some ingenuity and a great local support from our community we have managed to put ourselves ahead of schedule.
We are thrilled to report that our Alasdair Walker has recently been selected for the British Snowboard team, which can lead to selection for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. He needs to raise £12,000 to go out abroad to train and compete against other top riders in Europe. Here's how we can all support him...
Webcam update - Have you noticed that our cameras have been down for a while? If you were wondering why, it’s because beginning late May, getting mobile data on the hill became all but impossible, and as you may know, these are the highest and remotest ‘off-the-grid’ webcams anywhere in the UK.
Come and join us at Leadhills Nursery Slope on week nights Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st January for the Night Rider Sessions.
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.
We are pleased to announce that Lowther Hills will be host to the 2016 SSSA Alpine Race Series.
Our webcam set-up is unique (winterhighland webcams on Lowther Hill ), it is not just at a high elevation, but it is entirely off-grid, communicating to the outside world over a mobile network and without a connection to mains electricity.
On the other hand, our life is made easier by many businesses from our local area and beyond, who generously support our plans to make the Lowther Hills the mountain playground of the south of Scotland.
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