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South Lanarkshire Council is currently processing the final stages of our planning application for the "erection of a timber clubhouse, toilet facility, engine house and rope tow to facilitate downhill skiing" on Lowther Hill.

A massive thank you to all our volunteers for their great work at Harwood on Sunday 14th September 2014.

With the help of our friends from Harwood Ski Federation Ltd, we successfully demolished the two engine sheds and brought the ski tow engine to the Lowther Hills.

We wholeheartedly thank our volunteers for their tremendous work at Harwood on Saturday 6th September 2014.

Donald Chalmers, Ross Dolder, Ed Forrest, Allan and Louise Guild, Tim Mullens and Peter Stewart helped our ski centre become a reality by helping to transport the first half of Harwood's equipment to the Lowther Hills.

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.

This rare film, possibly the only surviving film of early skiing in the Lowthers and in the South of Scotland, shows a day of skiing in Wanlockhead in the late 1960s.

You are invited to attend our annual AGM on Sunday 21st September 2014 at the Hopetoun Arms Hotel in Leadhills.

We would like to thank the Clyde Wind Farm Fund for their forward thinking support and believing in the positive impact our facilities will bring not only to the families of our local community with but also the wider South of Scotland.

A very big Thank You to all those who contacted us after Snowsports Scotland, Glencoe Mountain Resort and kindly publicised our new website.

We are hosting a "Volunteer Open Day" on July 27th in Lowther Hill.

Come along and enjoy a visit to the slopes before the works start in September. Meet new friends and like-minded people interested in snowsports, and find out how you could help to create and be part of the first ski centre in the South of Scotland.

Welcome to our new website where you will find the latest updates about the Lowther Hills Ski Club. Please also subscribe to our Newsletter and follow us in Facebook to make sure you don't miss a thing about snowsports in the South of Scotland.

In 2013 the Lowther Hills Ski Club elected a new Committee with experience in ski centre operations and a strong commitment to provide access to Winter sports for the wider public on a more regular basis.

An unique opportunity has arisen as the Pennines-based Harwood Ski Club, has offered us the chance to acquire their equipment and relocate it to Lowther Hill.

The Lowther Hills - Cradle of Snowsports in Scotland. A Historical Background; from Scotland's first Curling societies in the 1700s to the early plans to create Scotland's first commercial ski centre in the 1950s.

South of Scotland's only ski centre, Lowther Hills is a small, family-friendly ski area which is run by unpaid volunteers. Please read about our Club Culture.

We operate on a membership basis, which is open to all. Your membership allows you to use the ski tows free of charge every day we open.

The annual fees are shown below. It is a straightforward annual subscription running from Autumn 2021 to Autumn 2022. Once issued with your membership's ski pass, you can use the ski tows as much as you can.

Your Lowther Hills membership benefits also include discounts on day tickets at other Scottish ski centres.

Please note we have no hire equipment. Members are responsible for bringing their own equipment.

Please be considerate and join days in advance to allow our busy volunteers enough time to process your membership and club insurance. Bear in mind that are not able to process new memberships, do admin work, and reply to emails when we are out on the hill running the tows and managing the crowds :-)

Whether you ski regularly, or occasionally, or you no longer ski, joining Lowther Hills Ski Club is a way to support a historic Scottish ski hill. Your membership helps to keep in operation the only skiing facility in the South of Scotland.

For further information about the Club or details of membership, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Buy your 2021/22 Membership here:


Family Season Pass / £75

For mum, dad, and their joint children under 18 years old

Adult Season Pass / £45

Single annual memberships for adults

Under 18s Pass / £25.00

Single annual memberships for children under 18

Permanent residents in the villages of Leadhills and Wanlockhead are eligible for discounted membership fees.

Leadhills & Wanlockhead Residents

Family Pass


Leadhills & Wanlockhead Residents

Adult Pass


Leadhills & Wanlockhead Residents

Under 18s Pass


Club Culture

Lowther Hills has a unique set up when compared with other Scottish ski areas. It is Scotland's only community-owned ski centre, a volunteer-run social enterprise where members undertake all tasks associated with running the mountain. New members who understand this culture of helping out, enjoying, and communally sharing the rewards are most welcome to join Lowther Hills Ski Club. Read more....

The Lowther Hills Ski Club is run entirely by volunteers.

It is solely due to our volunteers' hard work that skiing facilities exist in the Lowther Hills. The Club holds work parties to maintain our equipment and run the ski tows. Work parties are a part of our club culture and are an ideal way to not only contribute to the club, but also a great way to meet like-minded people. Read more about our club culture.

If you would be willing to give us a hand at any work meets or help with the running of the tows please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Founded in 1986, we are a community-owned, volunteer-based, family-friendly club which promotes winter sports and operates ski tows in the Lowther Hills in the South of Scotland.