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Skiing in Scotland until end of April 'possible'

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Image caption Snowsports could be possible this spring thanks to large volumes of snow

Skiing and snowboarding could continue in Scotland until the end of April because of heavy snowfalls.

Nevis Range said it was having its best winter since 2010 when the ski tows at CairnGorm Mountain, near Aviemore, were opened at midsummer for the first time.

Marian Austin, managing director at Nevis Range, said the resort near Fort William had experienced record snowfalls.

Nevis Range, CairnGorm and Glencoe have depths of up to 16ft (5m).

Ms Austin said: "It is amazing cover for this time of year."

In June 2010, more than 100 skiers took advantage of ski tows when they were opened at CairnGorm Mountain.

Previously at that time of year people were able to ski in the Cairngorms, however, they had to trek to where the snow was.

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