After being plagued with alternating storms and warm temperatures this winter, Scotland's ski resorts finally had something to celebrate yesterday. It's no secret that skiing in Scotland is highly weather-dependant, with the last few years shedding doubt on the future of the ski industry. This winter saw some good snowfall, but interspersed as it was with the warm weather, the ski season got off to a rocky start. Yesterday was the first day all season that skiing in Scotland was going strong, with more than 80 runs open across Scotland's five ski areas.
After a generous snowfall earlier this week, snow bases are currently as high as 60cm at Glenshee and more than a foot at The Lecht, with almost all runs open at the country's five ski resorts. And there is no longer need to count 100% on Mother Nature, as all five ski resorts are now equipped with snow cannons. Scotland is currently expecting a mix of sun and snow, with relatively cold temperatures over the next few days. Yesterday marked the best day for skiing, not just this year, but in several years.
Born and raised in the ski paradise of Vancouver, Canada, I learned to ski before I can remember, balancing precariously on my parents’ skis as they sailed down the hill. I started snowboarding in my teens and am now delighted to be exploring everything Europe’s ski scene has to offer!
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