Top to bottom riding at Nevis!

Sat 27 February 10

Its a rare as a GB gold medal, but you can currently snowboard from the top of the Nevis range to the bottom of the Gondola.

Top to bottom riding at Nevis!

Top to bottom riding at Nevis! © Photo: Nevis Range/Steven McKenna

In an extremely rare turn of events, there's currently so much snow up in Scotland that you can board from the top right to the bottom at the moment, all in all a very respectable 4000ft vertical.

This is James Wright from Glasgow boarding down our summer world cup downhill turned awesome ski run! So get up here while it lasts and experience this one off opportunity!

Nevis range 27th Feb 2010, rider James Wright
Nevis range 27th Feb 2010, rider James Wright
Photo: Nevis Range/Steven McKenna

With the recent snow fall skiers/boarders are able to ski from the summit right down to our base station, which is a vertical decent of over 4000 feet. Normally our World Cup downhill track is used for biking however this is now being used as an extra ski run. The end of the downhill track which finishes in the carpark is also being used for beginner lessons and sledging areas. This is a opportunity not to be missed! Conditions never experienced before in the 20 years Nevis Range has been open.
 

Even on a very exceptional year, this is what you would usually expect:

Nevis Range Gondola
Nevis Range Gondola

Next Story

World Snow Update 27th Feb 2010

Sat 27 February 10, Serre Chevalier, France

Up to four feet of new snow on West and East Coast America. Record snowfall in the South of Sweden, record cold – below minus 40, in the north. Spanish resort snow depth passes five metre mark.

European X-games on UK television

European X-games on UK television

Wed 03 March 10, Tignes, France

One week to go until the first x-games kicks off on European soil, and ESPN will be showing live coverage of the games on UK television

World Snow update - 3rd March 2010

World Snow update - 3rd March 2010

Wed 03 March 10, Vail, USA

'Snowicane' brings heavy snow to Eastern USA, the West side gets dumped on too. Heavy snow continues in Scandinavia. Scottish ski areas have to blast for the first time to create avalanche safety. Next to f'all new snow in Europe

Hofer takes the Freeride Battle Kanin 2010

Hofer takes the Freeride Battle Kanin 2010

Sun 07 March 10, Bovec-Kanin, Slovenia

The 17 snowboarders just managed to finish their runs before the mountain disappeared in cloud, in the Freeride World Tour qualifier event in Slovenia

Peetu Piiroinen wins Arctic Challenge & TTR Tour

Peetu Piiroinen wins Arctic Challenge & TTR Tour

Sun 07 March 10

21-year old Peetu Piiroinen took first place in today’s slopestyle competition, and with an additional 1000 TTR ranking points on his account, he took an unassailable lead in the TTR World Rankings