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Braveheart open at last

Posted by Nevis Range on 11th April, 2014

At last today we final managed to get the infamous Braveheart chair, open …  Albeit late in the season, but even today, Ski Patrol reported another 4cm of snow on the upper slopes.  Braveheat had been unable to operate until now as the chairs had been buried under metres of snow and we’d had to prioritise our resouces getting the front of the hill open.  It had also been damaged early in the season during a lightning storm causing multiple electrical faults.

Earlier in the season our founder – Iain (Spike) Sykes, had claimed that we’d had more snow than ever in the history of skiing at the mountain resort.  Well … today we found out that data collected and recorded by SAIS using a ‘snow index’ now evidences this and shows that this winter Nevis Range has had almost double the average amount of snow recorded over the last 25 years at the resort!

So with this amount of snow on the upper slopes, if you keep turning up to ski and snowboard, then we’ll do our best to stay open during the Easter holidays 🙂