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Lake District ski tow running

Posted 6 January 2010
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Lake District ski tow running
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Those who want to go skiing in England rather than heading up to Scotland will get plenty of opportunity to do so on the Lake District this week, it has been revealed.

The ski tow on Raise, near Helvellyn in the Lake District, will be in operation today (January 6th), the Lake District Ski Club (LDSC) has stated.

Winter sports fans donning their ski boots will be able to enjoy the snow that covers the national park amid the current wintry weather.

Raise, which lies to the north of England's third highest peak, offers seven pistes and the LDSC also has a club house, which was rebuilt in 1999.

Those who want to ski have to join the club, but many will be delighted to learn they can make use of their skiwear in the Lake District.

According to the Ski resorts of Northern England website, the club hut is the highest building in England.

Skiers at Cairn Gorm may note that the upper station for the Funicular railway is the highest building still in use in Britain, although Ben Nevis has a disused weather station on its summit.

Posted by Elaine Arthur