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Scotland’s Nevis Range Becomes Accredited Living Wage Employer

 Living Wage is an independently set hourly rate, calculated to ensure a decent standard of living can be achieved by an individual.

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The resort is also a Fair Work Employer ensuring that all of its practices meet Fair Work Requirements as set out by the Scottish Government.

“As Nevis Range joins more than 7000 employers across the country who are paying their staff a fair livable wage beyond the government minimum, we are incredibly proud to become an accredited Living Wage employer,” said the Managing Director of Nevis Range, Chris O’Brien.

“As a responsible employer, we have always been committed to paying our employees fairly.

“Becoming an advocate for the real living wage is crucial to the sustainability of the business, taking this commitment further and following the very ethos of the business.

“The last 16 months have been a difficult time for our industry.

“As we begin the recovery process, we believe employers who pay their staff fairly in this way can be a driver for recovery and growth for our entire sector.”

Nevis Range staff. Image © Nevis Range

Nevis Range staff. Image © Nevis Range

The Nevis Range opened in 1989 to develop a skiing/tourism facility on the mountain of Aonach Mor near Ben Nevis.

The development was undertaken due to a demand for skiing in Scotland and it is now a year-round facility.

  • All-year-round mountain gondola visitor attraction
  • Winter snowsports area with equipment hire and Snowsports School
  • All-year-round mountain biking with 48km of cross-country mountain biking as well as downhill mountain bike trails with gondola access
  • Self-service Snowgoose restaurant & bar (gondola top station) and Pinemarten café bar (gondola base station) serving locally served produce prepared on site
  • Mountain walks to scenic viewpoints and forest walks
Nevis Range staff. Image © Nevis Range

Nevis Range staff. Image © Nevis Range

The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola was originally constructed to transport skiers and snowboarders to the slopes.

The gondola takes some 200,000 visitors each year to 650m where they can eat at the Snowgoose restaurant, walk out to the mountain viewpoints, or simply enjoy the stunning highland scenery.

The gondola is also widely used by hillwalkers, climbers, paragliders, and hang gliders on their journey to the clouds.

There are 74 cabins  and each one takes up to 6 adults.

Nevis Range has significantly diversified, creating a world-class downhill mountain bike track together with a series of world-renowned cross-country mountain bike trails in the Leanachan Forest.

As a result, the venue has hosted UK and international mountain bike events including several award-winning rounds of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup since 2002 and a UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in 2007.

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