Snow fencing work party on Lowther Hill
We've been looking forward to making this happen for ages and with the generosity of one of our members who is a professional fencer, we're well on the way today. When finished, the snow fencing will make an enormous difference, collecting huge drifts which will outlive any thaws and ensure many more days of skiable snow even if the blizzards arrive sideways at 100 mph which is pretty typical for Scotland.
I'd pointed the sections of telegraph pole with a chainsaw so as to make them easier to plant but we were still astonished as to how Kevan and his machine made such light work of the job.
The generosity and freely given time of our members is what makes the ski club thrive. Here, thanks to a member who's a fencer, we're building a new snow fence from scratch on Lowther Hill.