NEVIS MOUNTAIN RESORT MASTERPLAN
Location: Fort William, Scottish Highlands
Client: Forestry Commission Scotland
Programme: Current Project
Located in Leanachan Forest, looking towards Ben Nevis, the area around Nevis Ski Range is a national focus for adventure sports, including skiing, climbing and mountain biking. It hosts large events including the Mountain Bike World Cup which makes it one of the major tourist destinations in the Scottish Highlands.
The Masterplan creates a 20 year vision to direct future development and establish a platform of general support from the local community, business organisations and wider interest groups, in order to contribute to the future overall economy of the Lochaber area.
The project examines a number of development options, covering aspects from expanded facilities and environmental improvements at Nevis Ski Range to the provision of Accommodation Pods, a Bunkhouse and Camping Areas. It also promotes the integration of sustainable development into the surrounding forest, in the form of an 80 bed Spa Hotel and associated chalet development.
The project is being carried out in close liaison with the local area forestry staff in order to create an improved natural forest environment, which will both respect the working forest and add substantial value to the future developments.
This transformational project has the potential to create a destination of major importance to the Highland economy in years to come.