Today our Pistebasher Appeal hit the £3,000 mark! Because of your support we're almost a third of the way to our target and closer than ever to buying the pistebasher. Thanks again from Lowther Hills Ski Club :-)

Looking for a comfortable Lowther Hills hoody? Or perhaps you want a warm beany or buff for when you're out on the hill? Find the perfect gift for all Lowther Hills fans here.

As you already know, we are currently raising funds for our own snow grooming machine, but you may not be aware that we have been working towards getting our own permanent snow fencing too.

Come and join us at Leadhills Nursery Slope on week nights Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st January for the Night Rider Sessions.

Lowther Hills Ski Club is a family-friendly, volunteer-run Community Interest Company that makes skiing possible in the Lowther Hills. The club oversees the legalities, administration, and management of the skiing facilities, and regularly holds work parties to build and maintain our equipment and run the ski tows.

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.

... and here's our annual review of what has been reported about Lowther Hills over the past year. For a trip down memory late, check 2014's headlines here.

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.

The weather is an element of Ski Club work life which is sometimes overlooked by those who follow our progress. We often find ourselves in a position where we have important jobs to do, and volunteers available to do them in their free time on a Saturday or Sunday, but adverse weekend weather conditions prevent us from progressing our plans.

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.

We are very sad to report that our temporary clubhouse on Whiteside was completely destroyed by Storm Desmond during the night of Saturday 5th December.

It is with great pride that we present this season's membership pass, designed by renown illustrator Andrew Foley (

Lowther Hills Ski Club is working with snowboard school The Northern Movement to provide snowsports instruction and coaching for our members this season 2015/16.

We here at Lowther Hills Ski Club do many things. Building and digging until late in the night, getting soaking wet and eaten by midges, begging shamelessly, and generally recycling stuff that nobody else wants. Oh, and we also like getting people into snowsports...

We are pleased to report that Lowther Hills is now on Winterhighland's app, Scotland's most popular snowsports application software for iPhone and Android users.

It has been a busy couple of months since our last general update back in August. We have been pleased to see some of the paperwork activity of the past months starting to bear fruit.

It's been a very busy September organising this exciting cycling event which has brought a lot of kudos and exposure for the Ski Club, and will contribute to achieve the next round of developments at Lowther Hill.