Here's our annual review of what has been reported about Lowther Hills over the past year. For a trip down memory late, check 2015 and 2014's headlines here.

Lowther Hills started the year as one of the Daily Record's 12 great things to try in 2016:

The BBC reported the opening of the slopes in January:

Lowther Hills was one of Scotland's 7 "adventurous social enterprises" highlighted by the Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations' Third Force News.

Newall Hunter, Leadhills lad who learnt to ski on Lowther Hill, became the first Scot and the 14th person in the world to climb the highest peaks on each of the seven continents and reach both the North and South Poles.

And Alastair Walker was selected for the GB Snowboard team, which could lead to selection for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Lowther Hills first olympian?