It has been quite a busy time in the last few months. There is always loads of planning and admin work running in the background, even when it may look like there is nothing happening on the hill.

Substantial progress has been made over the past months on the funding applications for the Lowther Hill clubhouse. We are pleased to announce that we have already been awarded £39,890, and a final decision on the remaining £49,066 is expected to reach us by the end of August. We cannot emphasise enough how much time and work has been invested over the past years on the design, planning, liaising with stakeholders, and the different strands of the funding process. We are really looking forward to a positive outcome and start focusing our energy on other existing and new projects.

Lowther Hills Ski Club Community Interest Company is pleased to invite contractors to tender for the construction of a timber clubhouse building at Lowther Hill, South Lanarkshire.

The tender value is estimated at around £93,000 and it is expected that the building works would be primarily executed before the end of 2017. This is a great opportunity for a local builder, with appropriate expertise, to take on a project that will serve the community for many years to come.

Interested parties please request a copy of the Brief at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to choosing the preferred contractor in due course. The tender period closes on Thursday 13th July 2017.


Funding applications were submitted to funders in October 2016. We hope 2017 will be the year when snowsports enthusiasts in the South of Scotland start enjoying the comfort of a ski lodge on Lowther Hill.

A good day to unveil the first webcam in Scotland's highest villages. Here's a view of Leadhills village centre and the B797 road from the Hopetoun Arms Hotel at 400m (1,312ft). Useful for checking the weather and local road conditions before you set off. Check out the webcams here.



The Lowther Hills Ski Club 2016/17 Memberships are now available online on this website. Join now here.

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.

The past two months have seen a flurry of activity on Lowther Hill. The greatest achievement of Autumn 2016 is the huge progress with the snowfencing plans. We have also been pleased to see some of the paperwork activity of the past months starting to bear fruit...

Lowther Hills Ski Club held its AGM on the 20th June 2016; thank you to the 10 members who attended the meeting and 6 other members who send their apologies.



It was only two years ago, in summer 2014, that Lowther Hills Ski Club started to build new facilities on Lowther Hill, on the same slope where the South of Scotland Ski Club and many other pioneers had previously skied since the 1950s.

Lowther Hills Ski Club members are invited to attend the club's AGM on Sunday 20th November 2016 at 1pm at the Hopetoun Arms Hotel in Leadhills.



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.

There is a wide variety of jobs to be done on and off the hill at Lowther Hills Ski Club. Last week weather conditions allowed us to finally finish a job that we started back in Autumn 2015.

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 :-)





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