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Disused quarry subject to Inverness snowsports vision

February 20 2019

Disused quarry subject to Inverness snowsports vision

A vision for a multi-activity snowsports centre near Inverness, including a visitor centre, café, mountain bike courses and zip wire, has been filed with The Highland Council.

An environmental impact assessment for the disused Torvean Quarry presents indicative plans conceived by Stuart Burke Associates for a series of floodlit artificial slopes, a chair lift and trails – all of which will be fully accessible to the public.

In a statement Inverness Snowsports Centre wrote: “The project may be split into several phases, but our aim is to get the first phase of the ISC built and open during 2021. The second phase would follow 2-3 years later once the viability of the ISC was proven.”

Detailed design work is dependent on further fundraising and feasibility studies to fully appraise the phased project.

A total capital cost for the project has been set at between £3-£5m.


#1 Posted by monkey9000 on 20 Feb 2019 at 19:40 PM
cough cough
#2 Posted by cough cough on 21 Feb 2019 at 08:20 AM
project image by paint?
Helen Morgan
#3 Posted by Helen Morgan on 22 Feb 2019 at 21:46 PM
The project is being run by a group of volunteers. Stuart Burke Associates have helped us create possible layouts for Torvean Quarry, (not Ian Burke).
The picture shown is not of Torvean Quarry, but of an artisit's impression of a slope in the USA (I think).
See details on our website at
John Glenday
#4 Posted by John Glenday on 22 Feb 2019 at 22:26 PM
Thanks Helen - I’ve swapped out the artists impression for an OS map of the site for clarity. Good luck with the project.

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