Scottish ski resorts open their slopes

By adamrowden, 5 Dec '12 at 09:31

It is snowing in the UK. That means the panic will spread, supermarkets will soon be out of tinned food, and the news of Kate Middleton’s pregnancy will be bumped to the second page of the papers and be replaced by pictures of cars queued up on motorways and people digging themselves out of their homes.

For many the snow in the UK is bad news and it brings a myriad or miserable complaints. However, for the Scottish ski resorts, it is cracking news.

In fact, this week began with two of Scotland's five ski resorts opening up some of their runs. The British winter season is officially kicking off!

On Monday the resorts of Cairngorm and Lecht both opened some of their slopes up, so if you have some spare time, and the roads aren’t too bad where you are, then why not head up there for a day or two?

Glencoe recently announced that if the weather stays good then they will be opening some of their lifts tomorrow (Thursday 6 Dec 2012) and The Nevis Range, also announced that they may be able to open up some of their slopes this weekend, however, this is also weather permitting.

Glenshee on the other hand, seems to still be waiting for better conditions and have yet to make an announcement as to when they may be open.

As well as heading off to Scotland there will no doubt be many skiers and snowboarders off hunting snow covered hills in their local areas in England.

Let us know if you are heading out riding in the UK any time soon. Or, if you have already been why not post your pictures to our photos section?

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