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Light snowfalls have been coming and going over the past weeks as it usually happens at this time of the season. Here's possibly the last snowfall of the season on Lowther Hill. Thanks everybody for your support and we look forward to another successful season next winter!

OK, it increasingly looks like the ski season in the south of Scotland has come to an end, but we already look forward to next season 2016/17. In the meantime, keep checking the club's news and we leave you with a video of the nursery slope at Leadhills taken by drone specialist www.newallhunter.com.

Leadhills and Green Lowther today. The snow has been coming and going over the past week, but more snowfall still needed to run the tows.

The snow that was supposed to fall last weekend turned unexpectedly into heavy rain and washed away the white stuff that had started to accumulate on Lowther Hill. There's currently only snow patches left in the north face of the Shortcleuch gully and around the Engine Hut. As always, members will be keep updated should there be a change in the weather. In the meantime, keep checking the weather forecast and the Lowther Hills webcams.

You may remember we recently wrote about why Scottish ski areas need snow fencing and our plans to get our permanent snow fencing for Lowther Hill. This is how the slopes at wind-scoured Lowther Hill look like at present. Snowfencing could possibly have allowed us to open last week.

It's been nice on the hill for hillwalkers on the Southern Upland Way, sunny and cold with a dusting over 600m / 1950ft, but not enough for skiing. There may be more snow touching the south of Scotland next week. Members will receive further updates if there is any prospect of running the tows.

Sleet, snow and rain forecast for the weekend. Only some snow patches left at present on the hills. Members will receive further updates as soon as the conditions improve.
First tracks of the day: the snow was briefly back this weekend and thanks to our fantastic volunteers we were able to open the nursery slope on Sunday. There's more unsettled weather coming in the next days with a mix of rain, snow, and strong winds. Members will be kept updated of snow conditions and potential opening dates.

The forecast expects mild weather and thaw for the next week, which means back to maintenance, building and admin work for your busy volunteers. In the meantime, let's have a look back to what it has been a good and busy start of the season with great snow conditions and already 13 days running the tows at village level.

Our members have been enjoying the first turns of the season in Leadhills, and we were pleased to formally inaugurate Night Skiing at the Nursey Area last weekend.

If the weather forecast is right, it looks like we could have some snow at village level this weekend. We are currently getting ready the nursery slope and trying to ensure there'll be volunteers available to run the tows. Members will receive further updates before the weekend.

Happy new year from Scotland's highest villages. Here's a photo taken from the Southern Upland Way at Duntercleuch, showing a thin dusting of snow at Wanlockhead and a bit more on Lowther Hill, but still not enough to operate the tows.

Here's a picture of Lowther Hill today, 25th December, Christmas Day, with a thin dusting of snow. There has been very little significant snowfall in Scotland this season so far, with plenty of storms, rain, and very mild temperatures for this time of the year. Still, we thought you would like to see some of the snow we had in Scotland's highest villages up until now.

From the Scottish Ski Club's 1965 classic booklet "Ski-ing in Scotland". The same skiing conditions can still be experienced on Lowther Hills half a century later!

Wanlockhead and Lowther Hill this morning. The snow has been coming and going over the past week. More snow still needed to run the tows.

Throw Rig still has a 600 metre-long, c-shaped snow patch, but more snow is needed to run the tow.

There are still some large snow patches on Lowther Hill despite the rain and heavy thaw of the past week. Snow showers are forecast for the weekend but more is needed to run the tows.

A few photos of the amazing conditions we enjoyed this week before the mild weather arrived.

A fantastic day on Lowther Hill today with plenty of sun and snow. Watch Lowther Hills Ski Club members Ross Dolder, Tim Mullens and Ed Forrest skiing the Throw Rig piste (710m - 585m). The weather is going to be mild and wet over the next days. We are not planning to run tows for the remainder of the week.

The snow came back to the villages giving us the opportunity to re-open the popular Nursery slope at Leadhills Golf Course.