While we may like to complain about the unpredictable Scottish weather, it does have some benefits when combined with the glorious mountains to create a fantastic ski resort. Scotland is fortunate to have several winter sports locations to enjoy. In just one holiday, you can explore many different ski resorts to try your skills in a range of environments.
Glenshee Ski Centre
Glenshee Ski Centre is proudly the largest ski resort in Scotland. It has 22 lifts, and 36 runs ensuring it has plenty to keep all visitors entertained as well as impressively fit. The ski resort is a massive 790 hectares and has plenty of graded piste runs. In fact, there are over 40km of piste runs in Glenshee Ski Centre. At the moment the runs consist of 2 blacks, 13 reds, 13 blues and 8 greens, so there is a challenge suitable for every skier. What’s more, you can check the action before you go (even though it rarely disappoints) with their panoramic webcam.
Furthermore, the website for Glenshee Ski Centre is meticulously up to date, so you know what ski lifts are running and which cafes and restaurants are open to quench your thirst and will keep your energy levels up.
Cairngorm Ski Resort
As well as Glenshee Ski Resort, Scotland is also home to the Cairngorm Ski Resort. Despite being smaller in size, Cairngorm Ski Resort is one of the most popular ski resorts in Britain thanks to its breath-taking beauty. Its stunning scenery is enough to get lost in itself, never mind the exhilarating feeling of zipping through the snow.
Cairngorm has a range of runs, with 3 black runs, 10 red, 11 blue and 11 green which make it an excellent choice for beginners and intermediates. Furthermore, it is an excellent family-friendly ski centre. You can access the resort with the Cairngorm Mountains funicular railway while there are 11 ski lifts to help take you to the tops of the peaks.
As well as skiing, you can find a number of freestyle setups and a snowpark to unleash your creativity and skill.