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Wonderful Spring snow conditions on sunny Lowther Hill. Why would you be anywhere else?



Fantastic conditions on Lowther Hill for this time of the season. Throw Rig and the main Lowther Hill slope survived the scouring and thaw of the past week and are still complete from top to bottom.



Beautiful spring skiing weekend, and still pretty good cover on Lowther Hill with over a metre depth by the snowfence.



It's been good to open the village slope again. Last week's high winds and drifting snow caused quite a good deal of disruption across Scotland but the situation is slowly getting back to normal.



Greek week on Lowther Hill, thanks to all members who came to enjoy the sunny but icy conditions with good humour as always. Special thanks to the volunteers who worked hard patching the bottom of the tow track - thanks to them we were able to ride the tow all the way from bottom to top.



Epic conditions at Lowther Hill with much more snow than anticipated. We were expecting the usual tussocky patches appearing after last night's rain, but the snow resisted quite well - particularly near the snowfence, where we have over a metre of snow!



What a fantastic school holiday week; the weather has been on our side most of the time and, thanks to our fantastic volunteers, we were able to open most of the Half Term holidays. It's been great seeing the wee bairns enjoying the snow.



The snowfence has saved the weekend. The recent thaw reduced the snow cover on the hill: it's back to grass skiing, with the exception of the snowfenced areas where the northerly winds have kept quite a decent amount of snow.



Perfect conditions on Sunday at Lowther Hill with much more snow than anticipated.



Above, Lowther Hill on Friday last week. It was a great day, thanks to the members that came to enjoy a beautiful sunny afternoon and helped setting up the tow.



What a great week we had at Leadhills! Here is a video by Jamie Glendinning showing what has been our daily routine over the past week.



Good news: our mighty Engine Hut has survived Storm Eleanor and we also enjoyed a pleasant, sunny and crisp day at Lowther Hill, making the most of the very thin snow cover we had on the slope.



Happy new year. Above, Lowther Hill on the 30th December right before Storm Dylan paid us a visit.



Happy Christmas to all members, volunteers and friends of Lowther Hills. Some young volunteers of the Lowther Hills Junior Ski Patrol visited Lowther Hill today to check whether there would be enough snow to run the Lowther tow this week.



We enjoyed another week of snow at Scotland's Highest Villages with the tows running on Thursday, Friday and Saturday thanks to the availability of our volunteers. Excellent conditions, best snow quality at village level since the 2015/16 season.



Fantastic weekend at the nursery area in Leadhills, where we opened Friday, Saturday and Sunday thanks to the hard work and availability of our fantastic volunteers.



Excellent conditions at the Nursery slope tonight and beautiful night skiing under a starry sky. Ski Club members will receive further updates regarding opening times pending on snow conditions and availability of volunteers. Oh, and "Lowther Hills in southern Scotland gets bragging rights for being first in the country to open for 2017-18" !


Looks like the chances of a final slide this season are definitely over. Thank you all for supporting the only ski centre in the south of Scotland, now keep an eye out for the summer work parties. Here is a short video of the first slide of the season back in November, on the same day we were holding the ski club's AGM down in Leadhills!


Cold air is back on the hills. The forecast for the next days is a mix of sleet and rain, possibly the last snowfalls of the season on Lowther Hill. Here is a picture taken this morning of the engine hut and the top of the slopes.


Lowther Hill today, showing the last surviving patches of snow in the Shortcleuch gully and on both sides of the snow fence. Warm temperatures and no prospect of snow in the long range forecast. As always, members will be keep updated should there be a change in the weather.


A fresh dusting of snow on the hills, but more is needed to run the tows which were last open on the 23rd February. Here's a picture taken this morning of the Southern Upland Way through Wanlockhead.