LONDON - A ski center in the Scottish Highlands was forced to close Friday — because of too much snow during Britain's coldest winter in 30 years.

The CairnGorm Mountain ski center had to bring in diggers to clear the deep drifts that had built up on the slopes and approach road during two days of blizzards.

Scotland, which does not always have the most reliable snowfall for its winter sports, has been one of the worst hit areas of Britain during a freezing few weeks.

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