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Raise Ski Mountain, Helvellyn Massif, England

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One of England’s outstanding ski resorts is the Raise Ski Mountain which is located in the Helvellyn Massif. This ski area is known for its steep slopes which are ideal for advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders. This facility is operated by the Lake District Ski club. To get here, skiers can drive 20 miles southwest on A592 to Glenridding. The walk into the resort from the car park is about 60 minutes. The nearest airport to this ski mountain is Newcastle International Airport in North East England. Accommodation is available in Glenridding.

Raise Ski Area

All skiers need to be members of this ski club which was founded in 1936. Full cover powder snow may be available on most days due to the high altitude.  The ski runs here are suitable for intermediate and expert skiers and snowboarders only.  Families with children are discouraged to visit this mountain due to the long walks and steep slopes. The snowboarding in The Lakes is a memorable experience.

There is one lift, a Montagne button lift in this ski mountain. The top elevation is 2720 ft (830 metres) and the vertical drop is 340 ft (110 metres). The Day Lodge here, called the Millennium Hut, is the highest building in all of England and it was built in the 1950s.

There are eight runs here rated Advanced – 62.5% and Expert 37.5%. There is a button ski tow, a quarter mile long that runs most weekends during the winter when conditions are favourable. Mid week skiing is also possible depending on the weather. 


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