Lowther Hills Ski Club Piste Basher

£4,510 of £9,900 goal

Raised by 88 people in 46 months

We need your help to raise £9,900 to purchase a pistebasher which could double the number of skiable days at the Lowther Hill slopes of Lowther Hills Ski Club in Southern Scotland.

A pistebasher will help us to compact and move drifts of snow around at Lowther Hill.  This creates a longer lasting and much better surface for skiing and snowboarding. A well pisted snow surface is of particular help to beginners and children, helping them to enjoy snowsports and progress their skills.


Lowther Hills is South of Scotland's only ski centre.  We are also Scotland's only community-owned and volunteer-run ski centre. We don't have access to the large sums of public money that is given regularly to the larger ski centres in the Highlands. Instead, we recycle everything and stretch the pennies as much as we can, we regularly organise fundraising events like the Lowther Hills Cycle Sportive and the Lowther Hills Ski Sale, and every now and then we have to resort to scrounging and asking for help :-)

We have been saving money for a few years to buy a snowgroomer. We've built a garage for it and now we are ready to buy it. We have already located pistebashers which will suit our purposes perfectly. Now we need to raise the final sum of money to afford them.

Can you help us to bring to Lowther Hill the only snow groomer in the South of Scotland by the coming winter season 2019/20?

Every donation is acknowledged on our gofundme page and on our website www.skiclub.lowtherhills.com

Donations over £50 will also be acknowledged on a "major donors" listing which will be framed and displayed in the clubhouse.

We are working hard to make snowsports accessible to all in the South of Scotland. Please help this good cause with your donation :-)

Many thanks,

Your volunteers at www.skiclub.lowtherhills.com
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We are now half way our target!

We are working very hard to ensure we buy South of Scotland's first snowgroomer before the winter season 2019/2020.

We have just finished building the garage and access for the groomer. Everything is ready for it. Let's give it the final push!

Thank you very much everybody for your support :-)
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We've produced a short video to say thank you for helping us reach the £3,000 milestone!

Because of your support we're almost a third of the way to our target and closer than ever to buying the pistebasher.

Thanks again from Lowther Hills Ski Club.
£3000 reached - thank you!
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First of all a huge THANK YOU to everyone that has donated or shared our piste basher appeal, helping us move closer to our dream of pisting Lowther Hill.

Thanks to the kind and generous support of so many of you in just three months we've already reached £1,740 of our £9,900 target.

For everyone that donated £25 or more we're pleased to confirm that your exclusive 'I helped piste Lowther Hill' mug is on the way to you. We've been informed by Royal Mail that with the post at this time of year these should arrive with you during weeks commencing 4th and 11th January.

We'll be working hard to publicise the appeal further in the press and via social media over the next few months. Please do tell your friends about the appeal and share via social media.

Let's hope for a long and snowy season with lots of great conditions for snowsports. You can keep up to date with ski club news on our website at www.skiclub.lowtherhills.com

A Happy New Year from all of us at Lowther Hills Ski Club
Mugs on the way!
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£4,510 of £9,900 goal

Raised by 88 people in 46 months
Created September 29, 2015
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john Martin
26 days ago

Thank you for all your help and best wishes , John

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