All five Scottish ski areas have been forced to close after losing the current battle with warm temperatures.
“After a great week of sunshine, high temperatures and lovely skiing the snow eventually succumbed overnight on Thursday leaving us with not enough snow for skiing,” said a spokesperson for Glencoe, one of the three areas that had managed to keep some terrain open for much of March.
The other two areas that had had runs open, Cairngorm and Nevis Range, also now report no runs open, with Nevis Range saying its ski school is now closed for the season.
Although it looks like the Scottish areas will not be able to open for the Easter school holidays and the hope of a late start to winter giving some respite at the end of a dismal season for snowsports, there is a slight chance of some snowfall in a week’s time, Glencoe hopes,
“There are hints in the forecast models that late next week we will see a real plunge of arctic air and some snow so season may not be over yet. Fingers crossed for a late blast like 2012,” said their spokesperson.
(Pictured above: Scottish slopes in snowier times)