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Nevis Range Revamp to Create 50 New Jobs

06 Oct 2021

The operators of Nevis range in Fort William have announced that 50 new jobs could be created as a result of a £4m revamp. A 22-bedroom hotel, 24-berth bunkhouse, bar, restaurant, bike shop, children’s activity center, childcare facilities and a covered courtyard with an event space are being constructed at the snowsports and mountain biking site near Fort William..

Constructed on the mountain Aonach Mor, Nevis Range includes a gondola system used by snowsports and mountain enthusiasts. In summer, it is the venue for the Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup.


 

Nevis Range Managing Director, Chris O'Brien, said:

"The hotel and bunkhouse are being developed as a direct response to the wishes of our customers.We've carried out multiple surveys and our people have let us know that they want to see accommodation here on site at Nevis Range. We’ll be sure to add our own ski and bike led twist to operations!
 
“I’m incredibly excited about the addition of a third restaurant to the Nevis Range site. The Pinemarten Café and the Snowgoose have been designed to operate at high volumes providing a speedy service to get people back out on to the hill as quickly as possible. This restaurant will be serving Scottish Highland Tapas, all locally sourced, and a huge selection of Scottish drinks showcasing some of the incredible local suppliers that we’re so fortunate to have based here in Lochaber.
 
“The childcare facilities are a part of this development that is incredibly important to all of us here at Nevis Range. Facilities will be available for customers but also staff.  Nevis Range is a fair work employer that has no gender pay gap and a commitment to keep on improving. The provision of childcare for staff will aid our goal of a more gender diverse workforce at the same time as giving more options to our customers.
 
“Net Zero and climate change are at the top of our agenda as we continue to develop. EV charge points, Hydro power and a locally sourced produce strategy are just the beginning for us. We are currently engaged in a carbon footprint analysis study that will help us roadmap the best way for us to achieve Net Zero status.
 
“This project is possible due to the support of Highlands and Islands Enterprise [HIE]. HIE are investing £800k into this project and I’m delighted that both parties share a vision for the creation of Quality, Sustainable Adventure Tourism Experiences right here in the Outdoor Capital of the UK.”

The facilities could be open by late November next year. Development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise has invested £800,000 in the project.

Find out more on the Nevis Range website

 


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