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Record snowfall in Scotland may allow skiing into summer

2014-04-20 - 625 - Robert, Ice Age Now

Some chair lifts still buried under “unprecedented” amounts of snow.

A HIGHLAND snowports resort which enjoyed its busiest day in a decade this week has unveiled plans to “ski into summer” if conditions allow.

Earlier in the week Iain Sykes, the founder of Nevis Range Ski Resort claimed that the resort had more snow than ever in the history of skiing there.

The resort has now recorded snow fall for 59 consecutive days.

The snow cover was described as “wall-to-wall”. Average snow depths are thought to be 1.6 metres on the lower slopes, 4.5 metres on the upper slopes, with some deep gully areas estimated as being over 18m (58 ft) deep. (More than 5 stories deep!)

The resort was not even able to operate all of its lifts at the weekend because some lifts are still buried under the unprecedented amounts of snow.

Managing director Marian Austin said: “All of our staff have been working very hard in difficult conditions and the hill team have been digging out the lifts on the upper mountain almost on a daily basis.

“Our records show that it’s snowed in each 24 hour period since we opened for this winter season on December 20, 2013, so we’ve almost forgotten what it’s like not to have snow falling each day.

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