Lowther Hills Ski Club Ski Resort

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# 3Small Ski Area in Europe
# 1Small Ski Area in Scotland
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Lowther Hills is a small, family-friendly ski centre nested between Scotland's two highest villages, Wanlockhead and Leadhills, which boast Scotland's oldest Curling and Skiing heritage. It's the only ski centre in the south of Scotland and the nearest to the cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dumfries, all just one hour's drive to the slopes. 

 
The centre has a Ski Club lodge and toilet, a separate and safe area for absolute beginners and children with two 100-metre-long rope tows, and a 600-metre-long rope tow which provides access to intermediate slopes. Cross country skiers can tour the 3 kilometre loop on the Lowther Hill - Green Lowther plateau at 700 metres with impressive views over half of the south of Scotland and as far as the Isle of Arran, Ben Lomond, the Lake District and the Isle of Man on a clear day. After a day on the slopes, you can enjoy a different kind of après-ski at the local, family-friendly pubs: Hopetoun Arms Hotel in Leadhills and Wanlockhead Inn in Wanlockhead, both of which serve warm meals.

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Lowther Hills Ski Club Lodging

Terrain Overview

21%
Beginners Runs
53%
Intermediate Runs
26%
Advanced Runs
6
Runs in Total
1.2 mi
Runs in Total
0.3 mi
Longest Run
1.2 mi
Skiable Terrain

Total Lifts: 2

0
Gondolas & Trams
0
Eight Person Lifts
0
High Speed Sixes
0
High Speed Quads
0
Quad Chairs
0
Triple Chairs
0
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

2379'
Summit
541'
Vertical Drop
1837'
Base

Important Dates

December 13, 20142014/12/13

Projected Opening

March 29, 20152015/03/29

Projected Closing

20

Projected Days Open

20

Days Open Last Year

2013

Years Open

8"

Average Snowfall
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