It has been an exciting Winter season 2014/15; our fantastic volunteers managed to run the tows 20 days while juggling with construction works on Lowther Hill. We provided fun on the slopes for our increasing number of members, most of whom are families with children. We worked long hours under the most appalling weather conditions. We gained planning permission to build new facilities. We dismantled and relocated Harwood's ski tow to Lowther Hill. We built an engine hut and placed a temporary club hut on the hill. We installed the highest webcams in the south of Scotland. We filled in paperwork, knocked doors, begged for favours, funding and for donations. We met great people and made many good friends.
We want next season 2015/16 to be even better.
Next season we would like to have a proper clubhouse and storage building on Lowther Hill, a full installation of permanent timber snow fencing, and we are looking into purchasing a snow groomer too.
On Sunday 31st of May we are hosting a Ski Club Open Day to tell you more about our plans for the next season.
All members and friends of the Ski Club are invited to come along, enjoy a visit to the slopes, and learn about the project for new facilities.
OPEN DAY PROGRAMME
Between 2.45pm - 3pm - Meet us at the Wanlockhead Inn, in Wanlockhead.
Click here for directions to the Wanlockhead Inn. There is parking space available at the side and at the front of the pub.
3.00pm - Meeting starts at the Wanlockhead Inn
Your Committee will talk briefly about the work we've done so far, the plans for next year, we'll introduce some special guests, and we'll be happy to answer your questions.
4.00pm - Visit to the slopes on Lowther Hill
Those willing to brave the Lowther weather are invited to jump in a minibus that will take you to the location of the ski slopes and future clubhouse. It's likely to be windy and wet, so please dress for the weather on Lowther Hill. If the wind allows, Ray Farish Photography will fly a drone over the slopes to take aerial photos of the facilities.
During your visit to Scotland's highest villages...
There is plenty to keep you entertained in Leadhills and Wanlockhead. In Wanlockhead, visit the Lead Mining Museum and walk the highest part of the Southern Upland Way. In Leadhills, visit the Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway (Scotland's highest adhesion railway), the Leadhills Library (the oldest subscription library in the British Isles), the famous Leadhills Mining Bears, and walk the Leadhills Historic Trail (trail leaflets available at the Hopetoun Arms Hotel in Leadhills).