If you can’t beat the snow, join it!
That"s what lots of people decided to do last weekend and, this weekend, even more may venture north. A Nevis a week ago, over 800 Skiers/Sledgers/Snowboarders opted to “Go with the snow” taking to the slopes which opened for snowsports a fortnight earlier than planned on 4-5 December 2010.
Marian Austin, Nevis Range MD commented, “We hadn’t planned to open until Saturday 18 December as we were, and still are, in the midst of our maintenance period. However, with the early snowfall, the conditions had been improving steadily and a good base of snow has now built up across most of the ski area. We were all delighted with the weekend and the conditions were described as being brilliant for so early in the season, with hardly any queuing.”
So it looks as though this weekend many are opting to do the same judging by the number of last minute bookings that are being received. For those, it’s a chance to get some practice earlier than usual and without the hassle of having to dig out a passport. Be aware though that due to the ongoing construction work there will still be no Equipment Hire or Snowsports School. Thereafter Nevis Range plans to open fully for its winter season on Saturday 18 December.
On the other side of the country in the Glencoe area, they are also reporting a surge in last-minute bookings having has a good weekend last week.