Glencoe Mountain, Scotland's oldest ski resort, may not open for business this winter season due to a lack of investment. The future of the resort hangs in the balance after it failed to attract investors when it was put on the market in March 2009.
Glencoe has opened an online petition and had gathered 1882 signatures by Oct. 12. The intention is to demonstrate the level of support for skiing, snowboarding, and winter activities to continue at Glencoe. The resort will leave it open for the next six weeks and the results will be presented to the Scottish Government.
The Glencoe ski area (305-1108 metres) is set near Glencoe village in the west of Scotland. The resort is surrounded by untouched mountain terrain and boasts the longest single descent and steepest on-piste run in Scotland.
Its 20 kilometres of pistes are suitable for all levels and served by seven lifts. The 19 runs are divided into four green, six blue, seven red, and two black. The lifts can transport up to 4300 skiers per hour.
Skiers and snowboarders will also find off-piste skiing, ski schools, equipment hire shops, and mountain huts serving hot food and beverages.