Highlands & Islands

Scottish ski season comes to an end

cairngorm mountain
Image caption The ski season is closing due to a lack of snow on the slopes

The Scottish ski season has come to an end, a month earlier than last year due to a lack of snow.

Cairngorm Mountain, which has seen more than 130,000 skiers and snowboarders descend its slopes since November, said Monday would be its last day.

It followed the closure of slopes at Glenshee, the Lecht, Glencoe and the Nevis range in recent weeks.

Last year the slopes stayed open at Cairngorm into early June.

This year's ski season began early on 13 November, only 145 days after the end of the 2010 season.

Snow fall in June 2010 resulted in last year being the best season in 14 years for Scottish skiing.

More than 373,000 people visited the country's top five resorts, generating more than £37.5m for the area's economy.

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