Glencoe Ski area
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|Glencoe Ski Area|
|Lift system||7 (2 Chairlifts (another proposed), 2 Tows (another planned for 2016), 2 T-bar, 1 Poma)|
Glencoe Ski area (also known as Glencoe Mountain or the White Corries ski centre), near Glencoe, Highland, is the oldest ski area in Scotland. The ski area has seven lifts on Meall a' Bhuiridh, which serve a variety of ski runs. However with recent funding, a new non-detachable poma will be added to the mountain for the start of the 2016 season, and the installation of another chairlift has been proposed, however this has still to be confirmed. The current access chairlift will also be renovated, with new chairs and engine drive, and so will the cafe facilities at the base of the mountain, with a new ticketing system as well as an improved ski hire shop.
The car parking area lies below the normal snow line, so the skiing is reached via a low level access chair lift, although it is occasionally possible to ski all the way down to the car park, as has been the case many a time this season. The access chair lift also runs in summer for tourists, walkers and mountain bikers.
The ski centre is located on a very isolated stretch of the A82 amongst some of the most dramatic scenery in the UK, roughly 15 miles (24 km) from Glencoe village. Public transport is infrequent and the ski centre is around 1 km from the main road. It is possible to do a day trip by bus from Glasgow (to the ski road end).
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