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Glencoe ski site 'is world's snowiest'

Catherine Bruce, pic taken by Allan Bruce
Catherine Bruce skiing her first red run at the Lecht ski centre

The ski centre at Glencoe Mountain had the most new snow of any winter sports resort in the world on Wednesday, its operators have claimed.

Spokesman Andy Meldrum said data collected by the British Ski Club revealed the area experienced a fall of 80cm over 24 hours.

Heavy snowfalls were also experienced at other Scottish ski resorts.

Snow fell to a depth of 70cm at CairnGorm, 60cm at both The Lecht and Nevis Range, and 50cm at Glenshee.

Mr Meldrum said: "We have had a colossal amount of snow. At car park level we've probably got a metre of snow.

"The amount of snow on the mountain is absolutely epic."

Mr Meldrum added: "We must have a metre and a half of snow up there."

Glencoe came out ahead of the Sugarbush and Mount Snow resorts in the USA which had 76cm of new snow on Wednesday.

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