Scotland Posts One of Four Worst Seasons Ever

2nd May 2019

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Scottish ski areas have reported one of their worst seasons ever with a mixture of warm weather and technical breakdowns limiting skier numbers to around 55,000 for the five highland areas.

Around half of that number skied or snowboarded at The Lecht, which has a ‘good’ season whilst others struggled.

Glenshee only managed 24 days in the season with limited opening but said the visitor numbers were not as bad as its worst ever winter, just two years ago, when the total was 4,500 skiers that season. A spokesperson said this winter was its third worst.

Temperatures were trio warm and snowfall too little for any centres to open runs until February, but record late February temperatures thawed cover forcing resorts to rebuilt bases in March.  All were closed again by Easter.

A spokesperson for a Scottish skiing trade body suggested £10m be invested in snowmaking to “Solve Scottish skiing’s problems.”