Where to Ski & Snowboard in Scotland

While you may know Scotland as a popular tourist destination, you may not associate it with skiing. Surprisingly, the country offers some of the top skiing and snowboarding conditions in the UK. But, knowing where to travel on your ski trip to Scotland isn’t easy.

So, we’ve done the hard work for you. With thousands of acres of skiable terrain to explore, these are the destinations you need to visit on your ski and snowboard trip to Scotland.

Most Popular Ski & Snowboard Resorts in Scotland

Cairngorm Mountain

Cairngorm Mountain

Located within Cairngorms National Park, the area serves up some of the best skiing conditions in all of Scotland. Cairngorm Mountain offers almost 20 miles of varied ski runs for every level of skier or snowboarder. The area also boasts a freestyle park and state-of-the-art facilities. The nearby alpine town of Aviemore is an ideal spot to spend time off the slopes with several dining options, shops, and more.

Glencoe Mountain Resort

Glencoe Mountain Resort

As one of the oldest ski resorts in Scotland, Glencoe Mountain is a popular destination among locals and visitors alike. While the peak of Glencoe Mountain does offer incredible panoramic views, the area is most known for its terrain. With 20 different runs, some of the steepest and longest in the country, Glencoe Mountain offers top natural runs for skiers of all abilities.

Glenshee Ski & Snowboard Center

Glenshee Ski & Snowboard Center

Glenshee Ski & Snowboard Center is the largest ski resort in Scotland with almost 25 miles of ski trails. The various terrain with steeps, open bowls, and more is accessible by 22 different lifts and easily accommodates skiers of all ages and abilities. The resort spans over three valleys and four mountains, allowing for some incredible mountain views and tons of backcountry skiing.

The Lecht 2090

The Lecht 2090

With affordable lift tickets and a family-friendly atmosphere, many skiers love returning to the Lecht 2090. While the area itself is relatively small and low in elevation, beginners and experts alike can still find fun and challenges on the slopes. Beginners, especially, can take advantage of on-site, world-class instruction.

Nevis Range Mountain Resort

Nevis Range Mountain Resort

This relatively new, family-friendly ski resort is located next to Fort Williams, making the area easily accessible by train from other nearby cities. The gondola at Nevis Range quickly takes you up to several beginner and intermediate trails. Off-piste slopes and backcountry skiing are also available for those seeking more of a challenge.

FAQs About Winter Vacations in Scotland

Are ski resorts in Scotland open?

Ski resorts throughout Scotland remain closed with the intent to reopen soon. We recommend contacting your intended destination to remain informed of any mandates or COVID-related regulations. For added safety, ship your skis, snowboard, and snow boots directly to the slopes with our no-contact pickups and deliveries.

Can you ski in Scotland?

Yes! There are multiple ski resorts throughout Scotland, typically open from December to April depending on the quantity and quality of snowfall.

How to ship skis on your ski trip to Scotland?

Tired of dragging your skis and snowboard through the airport? We understand. Simply pack up your skis, attach your provided shipping label, and Ship Skis will collect your skis from your home, business, resort, or lodge. Arrive at your destination to find your skis and snowboard waiting! Ship Skis will send your skis back home at the end of your ski trip to Scotland, too.

Why ship your skis on your ski trip to Scotland?

We know you love skiing and snowboarding at venues all over the globe. That’s why Ship Skis is dedicated to ensuring your skis and snowboard arrive safely and on-time on your ski trip to Scotland. With an on-time guarantee, complimentary insurance on every shipment, and access to real-time tracking 24/7, Ship Skis is the best way to ship your skis and snowboard on your ski trip to Scotland.

How much does it cost to ship skis on a ski trip to Scotland?

The cost to ship a small ski bag (under 25 lbs.) from the U.S. to Scotland is $169.99 USD for the outbound leg and $179.99 USD for the return. The cost to ship a small snowboard bag (under 25 lbs.) from the U.S. to Scotland is $179.99 USD for the outbound leg and $184.99 USD for the return. Transit time shipping to Scotland from the U.S. is 3-5 business days for the outbound leg and 4-6 business days for the return.

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