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Glencoe Mountain plans to make artificial snow

Snowsports at Glencoe Mountain earlier in March Image copyright Bruce Wilkinson/Ski-Scotland
Image caption Glencoe Mountain hopes to be able to offer a snowsports season with set opening and closing dates

The operators of Scotland's oldest ski area have raised enough money to lease a snow-making "factory".

Glencoe Mountain plan to have the unit in place next month, while continuing to raise further funds through a crowdfunding campaign to buy it.

The ability to make artificial snow would allow the site to guarantee snowsports every season.

The snow would be spread on the resort's new Coire Pollach ski run and sledging area.

The centre, which dates to 1956, said last season was its worst on record.

Only 32 days of skiing was possible in poor conditions.

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