Choosing Scotland for Late-Season Skiing
The recent snow has doubtless set many people thinking about late-season skiing. Higher Alpine resorts, Canada and northern Scandinavian resorts are often the first choices for reliable snow in March or even April. However, British skiers and snowboarders may find what they’re looking for closer to home. The Scottish ski season runs from December to early April but conditions are usually best from January onwards, making Scotland a real proposition for those seeking last-minute ski breaks. Ski-Scotland’s snow alerts are a perfect way of keeping up-to-date with the latest snow news from the slopes.
After a disappointing snow season over 2016/17, conditions so far this year have been excellent. The “Beast from the East” has helped keep temperatures sub-zero at all five Scottish ski resorts, and initial reports suggest that the total number of skier days this year has already overtaken those from the last two seasons.
Skiers and snowboarders concerned about the unreliability of Scottish snow may be interested to learn that three Scottish resorts began trialling snow-making facilities at the start of the current season. Although the weather conditions so far mean there has been little call for their use, Highlands and Islands Enterprise is funding one of these trials at The Lecht. It’s hoped that the so-called “snow factory” will ensure excellent skiing and snowboarding as late as Easter.