Witch's Trails open all year, plus blue & green XC descents
Gondola uplift for World Cup downhill & Red Giant XC is now CLOSED, but you can still pedal the Witch's Trails for free!
Diversions & Closures 2015
Tracks can be closed on maintenance and bad weather days - you'll find further information on the daily Mountain Report.
Downhill and Red Giant
Sat 9 May
OPENING DAY of gondola accessed trails
Uplift for Downhill and Red Giant XC opens for the summer season - vehicle uplift to blue Adder + Cats Eyes - mini donwhill - guided tours - coaching - BBQ - music TBC. Downhill Off Beat wall section closed. Blue Adder XC - closed for race part of day.
Fri 15 - Sun 17 May
BDS Downhill Race
Downhill track will close at 1.45pm on Friday 15 May for track preparation, and will be closed for the race on Sat 16 and Sun 17 May. Red Giant remains open.
Fri 8 - Sun 31 May
World Cup Preparations
Sections of the Downhill will be closed for maintenance, and signed diversions in place, during the run up to the Mountain Bike World Cup. [Updated 18/5/15]
Mon 1 - Sun 7 June
MTB World Cup
Downhill closed Mon 1 - Sun 7 June. Red Giant closed Thurs 4 - Sun 7 June. Witch's Trails around the carpark closed Sat 6 - Sun 7 June. All trails reopen as soon as tracks rideable on Mon 8 June.
Sat 27 - Sun 28 June
Downhill track will be closed on these dates. Red Giant remains open.
Fri 24 - Sun 26 July
Short stop & push diversion on DH track at Tower 13, works being carried out to lay underground cables.
Tues 15 Sep
Last day of gondola uplift for both Orange Downhill and Red Giant XC
The Downhill/Red Giant tracks must hibernate for winter. This weekend is the final weekend and your last chance to ride the Downhill this season. We’ll even have a BBQ on the go too.
Sat 29 Aug
Junior race series. This race will use part of the Witch's Trails, directions/diversions will be in place. Check back for updates closer to event date.
Sat 12 - 13 Sep
Round of the POC Scottish Enduro Series
The event will use some sections of the Witch's Trails, including the Blue Adder. [A map will be available at the main Ticket Office a the weekend.] The Timed Stages will be marshalled at start and finish and Nevis Range customers wishing to ride these Stages should let the marshals know who will hold back racing to allow this. No effect the DH or the Red Giant. The route will not be made public until just before the event. Open practice on the Saturday, race on the Sunday. Pinemarten open late on the Saturday evening.
Sat 19 Sep
Tour de Ben Nevis
This race event may use sections of the Witch's Trails in Leanachan Forest, diversions may be in place. Course details will follow closer to event date.
21 Oct - until further notice
Trck closures and diversions
Work ongoing in the forest will result in the closures of parts of some tracks. These will be signposted and diversions marked. For more details please call the office.
This 24 hour race event will use the Witch's Trails, diversions and directions will be in place. The Cats Eyes XC trail will be closed durign the race. Course details will be released closer to event date.
Other trails in Leanachan Forest
The Forestry Commission are currently undertaking work on and near the Witch's Trails in Leanachan Forest. Any closures and diversions are signposted.
COUR LOOP – This route is not formally signposted nor maintained at present. Please note this trail is not managed by Nevis Range. [Updated 20/8/15]
02/11/2015 to 13/12/2015
Join us in the Pinemarten cafe to sample our pre winter lunch menu
Planned Maintenance, Gondola Shut
02/11/2015 to 17/12/2015
Annual gondola maintenance, Gondola temporarily closed
Pre-season Backcountry Gathering
Get ready for this winter at the annual Backcountry Gathering
Pinemarten cafe bar CLOSED
CLOSED FOR THE DAY
Christmas & Snowsports
18/12/2015 to 02/01/2016
Christmas food, snow, Santa, winter opening times
19/12/2015 to 20/12/2015
Come and see Santa at the Snowgoose
- Change at the top!
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 11:12:41
From today, we’ve got a new boss here at Nevis Range. Peter joined Nevis Range when it first opened in 1989 as head chef. Since then, he’s been busy keeping our customers, and us, well fed with delicious and healthy meals made with loads of ...
- Champions of tomorrow winning today
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:36:58
On Saturday the 29th of August, the first round of this year’s Highland wide Dirt Crit series was held at Nevis Range. The event was organised by The West Highland Wheelers, in conjunction with Scottish Cycling and consisted of a number of age specific ra...
- Top taste award for our top nosh!
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:42:55
We’re absolutely delighted that we’ve won a VisitScotland “Taste Our Best” Award … the first Scottish ski resort and one of only 6 visitor attractions to have it. Although we’ve always know that our Snowgoose restaurant and Pinemar...