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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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