Here is a reminder that Lowther Hills Ski Club has received a donation of native trees from The Conservation Volunteers. We have 300 trees (Rowans, Aspens, Alders, and Downy Birches) in a temporary tree nursery area at village level.

The date of arrival of the lease will determine what we will do on the hill before the season starts. The funding package for the clubhouse includes a batch of snowfencing, therefore we are hoping to get those grant funds used immediately as long as the lease arrives before the winter sets in.

Temperatures are back in the single digits and Autumn leaves in Scotland's Highest Villages are falling down. The first dusting of snow of the season should arrive to Lowther Hill next month - and in case you were wondering: no, we still don't have a lease.

Paperwork for the past season is nearly finished, a couple of funding applications for more snowfencing have been submitted, but unfortunately there has been little progress with the lease.

The last patch of snow on the slopes at Lowther Hill finally melted last weekend (picture taken a couple of weeks ago). It has been a good season with 30 days of operations and about 90 days of snow on the hill. If you haven't already, do check the Snow Report section on our website, or our facebook and twitter to see a few videos and photos of the past season. Worth checking also this enthusiastic mention of Lowther Hills as one of "Europe's best-kept secret ski resorts in 2018". All this is happening thanks to your support, members, friends, and followers. And of course special thanks to our hard working volunteers who keep the lifts and the club running.

Our webcams page now has new links to a couple of Traffic Scotland webcams in the Clyde Valley.

Lowther Hills Ski Club 2017/18 Memberships are now available online on this website. Join now here.

As in previous seasons, we are very proud to have this season's membership pass designed by renown illustrator Andrew Foley (
The past months have seen a flurry of meetings and paperwork activity as we finally got a funding offer for the clubhouse. We worked hard to ensure we were ready to build it before the start of this season, but due to delays out of our control with the new lease we won't be able to start building until 2018.

Lowther Hills Ski Club held its AGM on the 15th October 2017; thank you to the 9 members who attended the meeting and 6 other members who send their apologies.

Lowther Hills Ski Club members are invited to attend the club's AGM on Sunday 15th October 2017 at 4pm at the Hopetoun Arms Hotel in Leadhills.

Lowther Hills Ski Club has been awarded £88,956 for the construction of the clubhouse on Lowther Hill. Thanks everybody for all your support over the past years.
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.