Every lift open in six years, says Nevis Range

19th March 2011, by Chris Gill

Nevis Range

Nevis Range

Persistent and heavy snowfalls have meant the Scotland’s Nevis Range may open all lifts for the first time in six years.

The ski area, above Fort William in the Scottish Highlands expects to open every lift in its ski area this weekend – albeit temporarily halted due to windy conditions we hear on Sunday. The reason that it rarely has 100% opening is the Braveheart chair – which was installed in 1996 to serve the Back Corries. While this area can hold some of the mountain’s deepest snowfalls, it is not often in condition to open safely. But weather approaching from the south west has filled in the slopes nicely during the past couple of weeks.

Marian Austin, Nevis Range MD commented: “Right now we have fantastic alpine conditions, the best of the season. There’s powder off piste, soft snow on the runs and the groomed areas are great. We had to dig the terrain park out of the recent snowfall and it is now complete. We have checked our records and the last time we were able to open every lift was in March 2005 (6/3/05).”

In preparation for opening the Back Corries, the resort has held a safety workshop led by the ski patrol members.

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