Scotland’s ski resorts have suffered one of their “worst seasons” – with mild winter weather and the continuing troubles at CairnGorm Mountain combining to have a major impact on their fate.
Thousands of skiers took to the slopes at the weekend as the coldest snap of the year brought a flurry of snow to resorts across Scotland.
Ski centres were left out in the cold yesterday as the first flurries of snow descended on the north and north east.
Snow sports in Scotland contributed almost £31 million to the economy during the 2017/18 ski-season, new figures have revealed.
VisitScotland’s chief executive yesterday claimed tourism in the Highlands was “in a very good place” and insisted “Scotland is open all year round”.
If you are heading to Fort William this weekend to watch competitors taking part in the Mercedes-Benz UCI Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup 2018, organisers want to hear from you – and so do those taking part.
More than 100,000 skiers hit the slopes at just three of Scotland’s ski centres this year as snowsport centres report record breaking numbers for the first time in 10 years.
Ski centres are hoping for a “reasonable” season this year with the Lecht expecting to remain open for Easter.
Highland ski centres enjoyed a “brilliant” day on Sunday with more snow set to come as weather forecasters warned of a cold snap.
Scotland’s ski resorts are enjoying generous showers of snow and excellent conditions - after a disastrous 2016/2017 season saw three of the areas investing in snow machines.
The snow meant that ski centres enjoyed a bumper weekend, with police having to direct traffic away from Glencoe and Nevis Range on Saturday because they became so busy.
Thousands of people from all over the world will arrive in Fort William this weekend for one of the most popular events in the sporting calendar.
Scotland's winter sports season has melted away to one of its worst on record.
A whole host of cool activities are going on at Highland mountains today as Ski Scotland holds its annual Snow Fest.
It was a white wedding in more ways than one for a Highland couple who tied the knot at a ski resort before sliding off down a run in their wedding attire.
Search and rescue dogs converged on Nevis Range on Saturday while a gondola evacuation was launched.
A Lochaber mountain resort is holding its first ever Rescue Day next month to raise money for the local mountain rescue team (MRT).
More than 200,000 visits by skiers and snowboarders to Scotland's five mountain ski resorts generated almost £21million for the Scottish economy during the past season.
Thousands of people descended on Lochaber for the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup at the weekend giving the area a much-needed economic boost.
One of the north's three mountain ski resorts has closed its winter sports season due to a combination of a shortage of skiers and snowboarders and a lack of snow on the lower slopes.
Nevis Range is hoping the mountain stays white for as long as possible to prolong the winter sports season, but it is also keen for the resort to go green.
Snow sports resorts in the Highlands enjoyed a bumper Easter weekend as the holiday period coincided with a late arrival of the white stuff.
Snow lovers can indulge their passion at the weekend when the north's ski resorts take part in Ski-Scotland's annual snow festival.
Plans for a £25 million luxury hotel in the shadow of Ben Nevis have moved a step closer with work starting on a business plan for the project.
Snow sport lovers got a Valentine's Day gift of a healthy fall of the white stuff across Scotland's ski areas at the weekend.
Temperatures plunged to as low as -12C in parts of the Highlands at the weekend as freezing conditions gripped the region.
More than 2,000 snowsports enthusiasts took to the slopes across the north and north-east yesterday as the season finally got under way.
Hopes are high that snow sports will soon get underway on Scotland's mountain resorts if an expected cold snap sweeps the north.
The first snow of winter fell on Scotland's ski centres at the weekend - just as the clocks went back and heralded the end of summer.
A new managing director has been appointed at the Nevis Range ski area and visitor attraction in Fort William.
It is one of the toughest races in the world - from sea level to the 4,406ft summit of the UK's highest mountain Ben Nevis and back.