Where to Ski in Scotland

January 7, 2015 // View comments

It’s January and you are itching to get out on the ski slopes and enjoy some fresh powder. Naturally, we all are! However for many of us, our post-Christmas budget won’t stretch to a trip away in the Alps or even further afield. If you aren’t content to satisfy your need for the snow by browsing through other people’s Facebook photos from the resorts, then you need to get yourself up to Scotland.

Scotland has a range of real snow resorts, where you can enjoy a wide variety of runs and great snow conditions. You’ll need to keep an eye on the snow reports before you head off, but there has already been a dump of snow and the resorts are now open.

Check out all the information below for where to ski in Scotland, to make the most of this amazing wintery weather. Just don’t forget the thermals!

1. Nevis Range Mountain Resort

Located next to Britain’s highest mountain, Nevis Range provides real snow skiing in winter, on a variety of different runs, and dry slope skiing in the summer months. This resort also boasts Britain’s only mountain gondola.

Opening Times: 7 days a week from 9am, 8.30am at weekends and holidays, until 4pm, weather permitting.

12 lifts (including 1 gondola)

Runs: 7 green, 12 blue, 11 red, 5 black

2. Glencoe Mountain Resort

Home to the longest and steepest runs in Scotland, Glencoe is a must-visit for all skiers and snowboarders. It is also the oldest ski resort in Scotland.Opening Times: 7 days, 8.30am – 5pm, 9am – 4.30pm

7 lifts

Runs: 6 green, 6 blue, 5 red, 2 black

3. Glenshee Ski Centre

With Britain’s largest lift system, getting onto the mountain at Glenshee is quick and easy. The runs cover 3 valleys and 4 mountains, making it a very extensive resort. Beginners will enjoy the 8 green runs, while experts can take a challenge on the 2 black runs.Opening Times: 7 days, 8.30am-5pm

22 lifts

Runs: 8 green, 13 blue, 13 red, 2 black

4. Cairn Gorm Mountain

The Cairn Gorm Mountain Resort is located in the very heart of the Cairngorm National Park, which is Britain’s largest native forest. The resort also has the UK’s highest Funicular Railway.Opening Times: 7 days, all day (weather permitting)

11 lifts, 1 funicular railway

Runs: 12 green, 11 blue, 9 red, 3 black

5. Lecht Ski Centre

Also based within the Cairngorm National Park, the Lecht Ski Centre is located at the top of the pass between Tomintoul and Strathdon. The centre is 2090 feet (645m) above sea level and has 20 runs at various skill levels.Opening Times: 7 days, 8.30am – 4.00pm

12 lifts, 1 magic carpet travelator

Runs: 5 green, 9 blue, 5 red, 1 black

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