New managing director appointed at Nevis Range

Peter MacFarlane, New MD of Nevis Range
Peter MacFarlane, New MD of Nevis Range

A new managing director has been appointed at the Nevis Range ski area and visitor attraction in Fort William.

Peter MacFarlane steps into the role from his previous position as catering manager, replacing Marian Austin.

Mr MacFarlane joined the business as head chef when it opened as a ski resort in 1989 and became catering manager in 1994. He has also held the position of executive director of the board for the last five years.

During his tenure he has opened the new Pinemarten cafe bar at the gondola base station, and run large scale outside catering at various events held at Nevis Range, including the Mountain Bike World Cup.

He is also currently overseeing a major refurbishment of the Snowgoose restaurant and bar located at the gondola top station, high on the slopes of Aonach Mor.

Mr MacFarlane said: “I am really delighted to accept this position. Over my career here, I’ve watched the business diversify into new areas, such as mountain biking and ropes courses, and develop into a successful all year round sustainable tourism and activity business. We now have the opportunity to develop the business even further, and I’m really looking forward to the challenges ahead.”

Jim Gunn, chairman of the board, said: “This is a great appointment and I wish Peter every success in his new role in the future. This is a very exciting time for the business and I am confident that Nevis Range will go from strength to strength. We wish Peter every success in his new appointment.”

Mr MacFarlane takes up his post this month and is replaced by existing assistant catering manager Sarah Shepherd.