Are you a skiing or snowboarding enthusiast? Planning a ski trip? Looking for that ideal piste? Snow covered mountains? Look no further than the Scottish Ski Resorts. Improving snow conditions over the recent years have made it an ideal destination for one and all, from novice to veteran.
In the list below, we give you a snapshot of the best Scottish Ski Resorts based on their facilities and quality of slopes.
The Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Spanning high on to Scotland’s eighth highest mountain with pistes up to 3900 feet, the Nevis Range Mountain Resort is ideal for Skiing and Snowboarding late into spring. With its base being accessible only by the United Kingdom’s only mountain gondola, visitors can enjoy a ride from sea level to an elevation of around 2000 feet. The Nevis Range Mountain Resort boasts a beginner’s area consisting of blue and green graded pistes and a wide range of red and black pistes for the more seasoned skiers.
Glencoe Mountain Resort
Located in Rannoch Moor, the Glencoe Mountain Resort is home to some of the most stunning vistas of the BuachailleEtive Mor. Featuring a considerably large campsite including hook-ups and mini lodges the resort is an ideal destination for more seasoned skiers. The resorts amazing scenery and varied palette of ski-runs, most notably the “Flypaper” run which is, without a doubt, the United Kingdom’s steepest Black graded run make it a must on any avid skiers repertoire. During summertime, many outdoor activities such as hill walking, climbing Mountain biking, and tubing making the resort more than just a winter destination.
The Glenshee Ski Centre
Glenshee, from the Gaelic, “Glen of Fairies” is a truly magical destination that even the most avid skier will find inviting time and time again. Spanning a total area of 2000 acres which include four mountains and three valleys and a grand 21 lifts and tows, Glenshee is without a doubt the largest of the Scottish Ski Resorts and indeed the biggest Ski Resort in the United Kingdom. It’s 36 runs comprise of 40 km of pristine pisted snow, the longest of which is GlasMaol which is a whopping two km of truly phenomenal skiing.
The Cairngorm Mountain
Arguably Scotland’s most famous resort, Cairngorm has earned its reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful destinations for skiing. Advanced skier or bare novice, visitors are in for a treat from the word get-go. Begin with a unique train jaunt to Ptarmigan Top Station, replete with panoramic views of the area. The pride of the resort is its Funicular railway, the only one in Scotland. The resort comprises 12 lifts servicing seven green runs, Six blue and a single black piste.
The Lecht Ski Centre
Positioned right in the middle of Scotland’s largest national park, the Lecht has been in operation since mid-1970. An all year Highland activity centre, the resort is home to 20 well-maintained ski runs serviced by 14 lifts. Recognised as one of the top Scottish Ski Resorts, the resort offers many activities for both summer and winter. The resort caters to all ages from as young as two years old and equipped with a Rotondo Carousel enabling children to learn to balance on ski’s or snowboards in a safe and entertaining manner. Your guide to Scottish Ski Resorts