The winter had delayed the start of work on the tracks; the final ski tracks on the Red Route have only just disappeared. There are now three diggers working on the downhill track, reprofiling the old route, digging for bed-rock, and building new bumps and jumps. The boardwalk on the Red Route is being covered with bunny wire in order to make it super grippy. As there is no road to access the tracks, the helicopter will arrive later this week to transport even more materials from the Nevis Range carpark onto the upper parts of both tracks.
The downhill will reopen on Sat 15 May and the Nevis Red XC on Sat 8 May, albeit with restricted access as there’s a downhill race taking place that weekend. Trails open from 10.15am – 3.45pm each day, other than some race, maintenance, and bad weather days. Final day of the season is mid September. More details on the Nevis Range website or give them a call on 01397 705825 during office hours. Day tickets allowing unlimited access for both trails are priced at £28 for adults and £19 for youths (12-17 years)