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Strong Scottish ski season pumps £23m into economy

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15 May 2015

The snowsport season in Scotland, which enjoyed better conditions than some world-renowned resorts, generated over £23 million for the Scottish economy, new figures released today reveal.

The five mountain ski resorts are celebrating another excellent season, with a total of 230,634 ‘skier days’ recorded. An estimated £4.6 million was spent at the centres, while the remaining £18.6 million went to accommodation providers, places to eat and drink, as well as shops and filling stations.

The season officially finished at the weekend.

Heather Negus, chair of Ski Scotland, said: “In many ways, this season was very similar to last year’s.

 “We had excellent snow at most resorts and the five snowsports areas were able to operate for a total of 463 days, better than last season’s 441.”

Although results are similar for both seasons, during the previous winter Scottish resorts enjoyed better, deeper snowfall than many world-renowned resorts.

Mrs Negus said this resulted in considerable media interest which Ski-Scotland was able to build on and so attract more customers.

She added: “The winter just past also brought great dumps of snow almost everywhere, with unprecedented late-season powder in huge quantities for Glencoe and CairnGorm Mountain, which gave a great boost to the end of the season.

Full article can be viewed by following the link: scotsman.com

Last Modified: Wednesday 15 June 2016 10:01
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