We here at Lowther Hills Ski Club do many things. Building and digging until late in the night, getting soaking wet and eaten by midges, begging shamelessly, and generally recycling stuff that nobody else wants. Oh, and we also like getting people into snowsports...

We are pleased to report that Lowther Hills is now on Winterhighland's app, Scotland's most popular snowsports application software for iPhone and Android users.

It has been a busy couple of months since our last general update back in August. We have been pleased to see some of the paperwork activity of the past months starting to bear fruit.

It's been a very busy September organising this exciting cycling event which has brought a lot of kudos and exposure for the Ski Club, and will contribute to achieve the next round of developments at Lowther Hill.

[UPDATE] 06th September 2019: After much searching and begging throughout the Alps, Pyrenees and Scandinavia, we've finally found the vehicle that is going to beautifully piste those bumpy snowdrifts on Lowther Hill for you.

Ladies and gentlemen, we introduce you to soon-to-be South of Scotland's only snowgroomer: a mighty Kässbohrer PB070 (similar to the one in the picture below). We need to act quickly but we're still a bit short of funds. So, here's a bit more begging: any spare pennies that you may be able to donate to the cause will be as always much appreciated. Please donate here.

[UPDATE] 31st May 2019: We are now half way our target! Your Lowther Hills volunteers are working extremely hard to ensure we buy South of Scotland's first snowgroomer before the winter season 2019/2020. We have just finished building the garage and access for the groomer. Everything is ready for it. Let's give it the final push!

We need your help to raise £9,900 to purchase a snow groomer which could double the number of skiable days at Lowther Hill.

We extend our sincere appreciation to our sponsors, without whom our work would not be possible. We invite you to support these community-minded businesses.

Renew your membership before 31st October for early bird prices

We are keeping last year's membership fees until the 31st October. Membership fees will rise a 10% after that date, so renew your membership or take your new membership before the 31st October to benefit from last season's fees.

Junior members of the Lowther Hills Ski Club came to help their club to get ready for the season, and had fun painting the Engine Hut in a beautiful forest green colour.

As part of our fundraising efforts towards the purchase of a snowgroomer, Lowther Hill will hold one of Scotland's most exciting cycling events: the Lowther Hills Snowball Sportive.

We'll be doing the emergency stop installation on the Lowther tow. There's plenty of things to carry up and down the hill, so that's a good day of healthy exercise for those available to help :-)

We’ve been a bit quiet of late on updates from the hill. Your Committee has been very busy trying to secure funding for the clubhouse and snowfencing. The paperwork to change the legal structure of the Unincorporated Association into a Community Interest Company is about to be completed and submitted soon. We are also looking into the purchase of a snowgroomer and all the funding and storage consequences of such a step.

...plus 10 other ski centres that share the mountain with a Radar Station

The prominent golf-ball like structure on the summit of Lowther Hill is one of the first things most people notice when they visit Leadhills and Wanlockhead.

Our fun, Summer work parties are back! Join us on Sunday 12th July on Lowther Hill for a bit of fresh air, healthy exercise and sunny weather :-)

Lowther Hills Ski Club held its AGM on the 14th June 2015; thank you to the 10 members who attended the meeting and 10 other members who send their apologies.

It has been an exciting Winter season 2014/15; our fantastic volunteers managed to run the tows 20 days while juggling with construction works on Lowther Hill. We provided fun on the slopes for our increasing number of members, most of whom are families with children. We worked long hours under the most appalling weather conditions. We gained planning permission to build new facilities. We dismantled and relocated Harwood's ski tow to Lowther Hill. We built an engine hut and placed a temporary club hut on the hill. We installed the highest webcams in the south of Scotland. We filled in paperwork, knocked doors, begged for favours, funding and for donations. We met great people and made many good friends.

We want next season 2015/16 to be even better.

Lowther Hills Ski Club members are invited to attend our AGM on Sunday 14th June 2015 at the Hopetoun Arms Hotel in Leadhills.