Scotland’s biggest artificial ski slope to increase prices and cut staff costs

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 24, 2010 5:56 am

The Midlothian Ski Centre at Hillend in Scotland is the country’s largest artificial ski slope. Unfortunately, it’s been losing about $745,000 a year for quite some time, and it’s unable to pay that debt back.

Thus, councillors have approved a strategy to make Midlothian more marketable for a sale or lease. The report is essentially an efficiency savings report, and includes increasing charges, improving the cafe and making staff changes. The report also states that between redundancy costs and dismantling fees, it would cost almost $1.8 million to close the slope down. That’s why they’re looking for national backers.

Officials hope for a sale or lease of Midlothian by August of this year.