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The Nevis Range ski area, Scotland

By on July 27, 2006 in Scotland

From Fort William, I decided to visit the Nevis Range ski area.

Strangely the Nevis Range ski area does not seem to be signposted from Fort William (unless I missed it!).

The ski area is about 6.7 miles outside Fort William on the A82 (driving directions), which ultimately heads off towards Inverness.  The ski area is a right turn off the A82 and is well sign posted.  The approach to the ski area is up a good road that works it way up through some pine woods.

The ski area appears to be quite large (for Scotland).  There is a good base lodge with ticket windows and ski hire areas.  There is also a good sized car park around the lodge area.

Like the Glencoe ski area, the Nevis Range area seems to be a bowl ski area that is accessed from the main lodge by a single lift, in this case, a gondola.  In the ski area, there are a couple of restaurants (one is called the Snow Goose and at 2150 ft must be one of the highest restaurants/cafes in Scotland), around 3 lifts and 7 drags/buttons.  Apparently, there are plans to increase the number of lifts.

During the summer the ski area appears to be very popular with mountain bikers and also hosts a number of mountain biking events.

Further details on the Nevis Range ski area:

Nevis Range
Torlundy
Fort William

Tel: 1397 705 825
Fax: 1397 705 854

Website: http://www.nevisrange.co.uk
Email: info@nevisrange.co.uk

Trails: 35
Lifts: 12

Trails: 89 km (55 miles)  —  That can’t be right!

8 km NE of Fort William, Scotland, United Kingdom – Map it

Nevis Range, Scotland - view of main lift from the carpark

Nevis Range, Scotland – view of main lift from the carpark

 

Nevis Range, Scotland - close up of main lifts running from the base-lodge

Close up of main lifts running from the base-lodge

 

Nevis Range, Scotland - base-lodge

Base-lodge

Nevis Range, Scotland - lift list

Lift list

Nevis Range, Scotland - piste map

Nevis Range, Scotland – piste map

 

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