Two ski centres in Aberdeenshire will reopen to the public with pre-booked sessions from Saturday, after months of being shut due to lockdown.
The Alford Ski Centre and the Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre, which specialises in cross-country skiing, will both welcome back visitors.
The two facilities are run by Live Life Aberdeenshire, the organisation in charge of Aberdeenshire Council’s sport and cultural services.
The Alford site will offer both downhill skiing on its dry slope and tubing.
Up to three family “bubbles” of four people will each be allowed on the ski slope at any one time.
However, anyone booking to ski at a public session at Alford will need to be competent at the sport, as beginner lessons will not be available.
Those visiting the Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre will be able to take part in cross-country skiing on it’s year-round surfaces, as well as tubing and a variety of other outdoor activities.
As well as a booking system, both the skiing destinations will put in place a number of safeguards, including requiring visitors to provide contact details for contact tracing, while hire equipment such as skis, boots and tubes will be cleaned and quarantined for 72 hours after every session.
Customers will be able to use their own equipment – and must bring their own helmets for all activities.
To book and find out full details, visit www.livelifeaberdeenshire.org.uk.