With the help of our friends from Harwood Ski Federation Ltd, we successfully demolished the two engine sheds and brought the ski tow engine to the Lowther Hills.
Donald Chalmers, Ross Dolder, Ed Forrest, Allan and Louise Guild, Tim Mullens and Peter Stewart helped our ski centre become a reality by helping to transport the first half of Harwood's equipment to the Lowther Hills.
This rare film, possibly the only surviving film of early skiing in the Lowthers and in the South of Scotland, shows a day of skiing in Wanlockhead in the late 1960s.
We are hosting a "Volunteer Open Day" on July 27th in Lowther Hill.
Come along and enjoy a visit to the slopes before the works start in September. Meet new friends and like-minded people interested in snowsports, and find out how you could help to create and be part of the first ski centre in the South of Scotland.
In 2013 the Lowther Hills Ski Club elected a new Committee with experience in ski centre operations and a strong commitment to provide access to Winter sports for the wider public on a more regular basis.
An unique opportunity has arisen as the Pennines-based Harwood Ski Club, has offered us the chance to acquire their equipment and relocate it to Lowther Hill.
South of Scotland's only ski centre, Lowther Hills is a small, family-friendly ski area which is run by unpaid volunteers. Please read about our Club Culture.
We operate on a membership basis, which is open to all. Your membership allows you to use the ski tows free of charge every day we open.
The annual fees are shown below. It is a straightforward annual subscription running from Autumn 2019 to Autumn 2020. Once issued with your membership's ski pass, you can use the ski tows as much as you can.
Your Lowther Hills membership benefits also include discounts on day tickets at other Scottish ski centres.
Please note we have no hire equipment. Members are responsible for bringing their own equipment.
Please be considerate and join days in advance to allow our busy volunteers enough time to process your membership and club insurance. Bear in mind that are not able to process new memberships, do admin work, and reply to emails when we are out on the hill running the tows and managing the crowds :-)
Whether you ski regularly, or occasionally, or you no longer ski, joining Lowther Hills Ski Club is a way to support a historic Scottish ski hill. Your membership helps to keep in operation the only skiing facility in the South of Scotland.
Buy your 2020/21 Membership here:
Family Season Pass / £75
For mum, dad, and their joint children under 18 years old
Adult Season Pass / £45
Single annual memberships for adults
Under 18s Pass / £25.00
Single annual memberships for children under 18
Permanent residents in the villages of Leadhills and Wanlockhead are eligible for discounted membership fees.
|Leadhills & Wanlockhead Residents Family Pass||Leadhills & Wanlockhead Residents Adult Pass||Leadhills & Wanlockhead Residents Under 18s Pass|
Lowther Hills has a unique set up when compared with other Scottish ski areas. It is Scotland's only community-owned ski centre, a volunteer-run social enterprise where members undertake all tasks associated with running the mountain. New members who understand this culture of helping out, enjoying, and communally sharing the rewards are most welcome to join Lowther Hills Ski Club. Read more....
The Lowther Hills Ski Club is run entirely by volunteers.
It is solely due to our volunteers' hard work that skiing facilities exist in the Lowther Hills. The Club holds work parties to maintain our equipment and run the ski tows. Work parties are a part of our club culture and are an ideal way to not only contribute to the club, but also a great way to meet like-minded people. Read more about our club culture.
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