Glencoe ski area in Scotland has announced it is to run its now traditional Midsummer ski this coming Saturday 19th June.

The ski centre usually runs its lifts as close as it can to the longest day each summer – which is particularly long in the Highlands of Scotland – for an hour or so to allow determined skiers to access the remaining snow patches on the slopes.

Some recent Midsummer skis have been cancelled due to pandemic restrictions or too little snow but this year it is back on, all being well.

“The longest snow patch left is on the Spring Run at between 250 and 300m long. The longest patch in the Main Basin is now only 120 or 130m long. Anyone wanting to take their skis for a walk and a short midsummer slide is welcome to join us on Saturday 19th June,” a ski area spokesperson said, adding, “The Cliffy is currently undergoing extensive maintenance so for this year we’ll arrange transport for your skis and snowboards from the top of The Access Chair up to the top of the new Rannoch Chair by vehicle.”

The Access chair opens at 9am, ski and snowboard transport at around 10am from the top of the Access Chair.

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