Things to do in Scotland, United Kingdom: The Best Ski & Snowboard Areas

October 16, 2021 Kaleigh Reichenbach

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1. Glencoe Mountain

White Corries Kingshouse, Ballachulish PH49 4HZ Scotland +44 1855 851226 [email protected] http://www.glencoemountain.co.uk/
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 382 reviews

Glencoe Mountain

Glencoe Mountain Resort is a year round attraction offering Snowsports in the winter using our seven lifts and extensive terrain suitable for all levels. In summer our chairlift provides access to spectacular panoramic viewpoints and a variety of exciting biking and walking trails, we also offer archery lessons and our log cabin cafe is open throughout the year serving home cooked food with a fantastic scenic view.

Reviewed By scottr242 - Falkirk, United Kingdom

Drove over to Glencoe while on holiday nearby. Had a really hearty breakfast of rolls with bacon and potato scones at the café. We then had a ride on the chairlift and a climb up to the summit through the happy valley. Stopped to have a look in the haggis trap but sadly there wasn't any hiding that day! Really amazing views and the staff are great!

2. Cairngorm Mountain

CairnGorm Ski Area, Aviemore PH22 1RB Scotland +44 1479 861261 [email protected] http://www.cairngormmountain.co.uk
Excellent
56%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2,527 reviews

Cairngorm Mountain

Cairngorm Mountain not only offers phenomenal panoramic views at over 2000 feet, we also have a cafe, mountain shop, snowsports in the winter time and in the summer we offer free family activities. There is also the chance to join our ranger every Thursday for a guided walk. Family Free Activities We have 7 geocaches in our ski area to be found, Angus the Yeti is keen to direct you to the lower cas loop (about a kilometer long), pick up Cairngorm Wild Things Quiz & find Torquil the Ptarmigan + more in our mountain garden. Cairngorm Cafe & Cas Bar offer mouth-watering treats at the foot of the mountain whilst taking in the phenomenal views down to Loch Morlich from over 2,000ft. Our cafe also boasts a variety of home-made dishes, daily specials and freshly made cakes and pastries made in our in-house bakery. The Cairngorm Mountain Shop Home to a wide selection of fantastic mountain clothing & accessories,

Reviewed By 50cab50 - Bracknell, United Kingdom

We wanted to take our teens to the tubing run, but not being familiar with the area, had no idea where to find it, other than the Cairngorm Ski Area which our sat nav refused to find. For the benefit of other non-locals, follow the Old Logging Way past Loch Morlich and the Reindeer Centre, beyond the Sugar Bowl car park and on a short distance to Coire Cas car park. This is the base station of the ski area and we found that putting Cairngorm Mountain Railway in the sat nav (even though it’s not been running a while) got us there. Tubing is in the base station area, opposite the Ranger Station. It is open from 10am and costs £6 per tube for a 45 minute session. It is £20 for a family of four - buy your tickets in the shop. What fantastic fun. The two guys pushing you off at the top were so nice - they must have been exhausted giving everyone a push off and all the time with such enthusiasm. It really came over that they wanted every single rider to have a fantastic and memorable time. Our 16,14 and 9 year olds loved it (9 year old moaned a bit about having to lug her tube up a few flights of steps back to the top each time). We were all pretty tired after 45 minutes. Up to the cafe for a nice lunch (mac n cheese, burger, chilli beef wrap and fish pie), open fire, and live ceilidh music. Can’t beat it! To check that things are running, keep up to speed with the Cairngorm Mountain Facebook page.

3. Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports

Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 7BA Scotland +44 1224 810215 [email protected] http://www.sportaberdeen.co.uk/venues/adventure-aberdeen-snowsports-centre/
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports

Located in Garthdee, our snowsports centre boasts the city’s only dry ski slope, offering skiing and snowboarding lessons, public sessions and coaching for all ages and abilities. The venue also hosts children’s parties in the popular Hobbit Hut with the option to take part in fun and inclusive tubing sessions. The centre also manages a number of grass and artificial turf football pitches, catering for all your outdoor activity needs.

4. Lecht 2090

Strathdon AB36 8YP Scotland +44 1975 651440 http://www.lecht.co.uk
Excellent
40%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 78 reviews

Lecht 2090

Reviewed By vinnimc

Friendly staff very reasonable pricing great for beginners when the snow machine is going, lots to do when fully open, much better than glenshee & Cairngorms for me, our instructor was amazing 10/10

5. Glenshee Ski Centre

Cairnwell, Braemar AB35 5XU Scotland +44 1339 741320 http://www.ski-glenshee.co.uk/
Excellent
46%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 226 reviews

Glenshee Ski Centre

Reviewed By erinalba - South Ayrshire, United Kingdom

Took a last minute trip up on a Sunday beginning of March. Was really great! Staff could not have been nicer !!! Loads of medics on the slope (although gladly not in much action). Tow staff were all fab, patient and friendly! One of our party was a complete novice and had a lesson with the ski school and got on brilliantly! Staff in the cafe were very busy and all had smiles on their faces! Food reasonably priced and the place was packed! Think it was about 2.30 for a coffee and 3 quid odds for a beer. They also had vegan and veggie options which was good to see. No wi-Fi which didn’t bother us at all. Great atmosphere in cafe because if it! Brilliant amount of parking with attendants to guide into spaces. Queues for tickets and equipment hire moved quickly with no issues. The only thing that needs a bit of TLC was the loos.. bit tired and could do with a refurb. Overall still really good venue. A thing we missed out on was booking 48hours in advance to exploit their ‘mega deals’ of hire and lift pass as a combo... but will defo be back to do so soon! Prices generally great value for money though especially for last minute .. lesson was £30 for 2 hours for complete beginner, and about 60 quid each for lift pass and kit hire. Brilliant day all round! Thanks again x

6. Glasgow Ski & Snowboard Centre

Bellahouston Park 16 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow G41 5BW Scotland +44 141 427 4991 http://www.ski-glasgow.co.uk
Excellent
67%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
14%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 27 reviews

Glasgow Ski & Snowboard Centre

7. Midlothian Snowsports Centre

Hillend, Biggar Road,, Edinburgh EH10 7DU Scotland +44 131 445 4433 [email protected] http://www.hillend.org.uk
Excellent
26%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
19%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 53 reviews

Midlothian Snowsports Centre

Don't worry about the snow conditions...Seven days a week, fifty weeks a year, Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend offers the exhilaration you would expect from Britain's longest and most challenging artificial ski slope. The two main slopes, two nursery slopes and jump slope are all floodlit and have something to offer every standard of skier or snowboarder. If you've never tried snowsports before, it's easy to start. Equipment is provided and a qualified team of instructors will introduce you to the first key fundamental steps you will need to take to the slopes. There are lessons for all levels, whether you are a keen racer or freestyler with race coaching and training also available. For an exhilarating alternative, try tubing or book a tubing party with party food and a free party bag included. After your session, why not relax in Cafe 360 and enjoy the stunning views of the Pentland Hills and keep an eye on all the action on the slopes .

Reviewed By Lizcornick - Portsmouth, United Kingdom

I booked a private lesson (1.5 hours) for my boyfriend and for I. My boyfriend has been skiing before but over 10 years ago and I have been skiing in my life so I was pretty nervous. James our instructor was great. He made me feel really comfortable and I learnt so much in an hour and a half. My boyfriend soon started to remember how to ski after a few attempts but James gave him some hints and tips on how to be better. I would definitely recommend going here if you are a beginner to skiing and would recommend the private lesson to start.

8. PilaSki

Aird Portree, Isle Organises ski trips to Pila Ski Resort in Aosta Valey, Italy, Portree IV51 9UG Scotland +44 1478 613561 http://www.pilaski.co.uk
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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Poor
100%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

2.0 based on 1 reviews

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