Scotland offers many premium ski areas for skiers of all skill levels. Gorgeous scenery and challenging slopes with excellent weather make a ski trip to Scotland exciting and always memorable. There are five well-known ski areas there with a unique indoor ski center known as Snow Factor. Ski enthusiasts can go there to gain new skills or sharpen existing skills with coaching and helpful lessons.
Glencoe, Scotland’s oldest ski venue, was established in 1956. A premier ski spot for experienced skiers, Glencoe boasts the most challenging ski run in the country, known as the “flypaper” run. Best known for challenging runs, it also has a plateau area perfect for beginners and intermediate skiers to practice. Ski enthusiasts are often able to find ski opportunities in Glencoe into the late spring due to a place known as “Meall a’ Bhuiridh Massif,” a large geographical basin with the ability to keep snow in the area late into spring.
The largest ski resort in Scotland offers some of the most memorable ski experiences in Scotland. The name Glenshee comes from a Gaelic phrase, “Glen of the Fairies,” exemplifying an almost mystical ski experience. It offers 36 runs with over 40km of exciting trails. Today, this premium resort has an almost Alpine feel to it with many exciting apres ski options. Ski instruction is offered at Glenshee as well.
3. Nevis Range
Skiing at Nevis takes ski enthusiasts as high as 3,900 amazing feet on the famous Aonach Mor, Scotland’s eighth highest mountain. A beautiful gondola attracts almost as many visitors as the premier skiing experience offered at Nevis Range. Skiers use this beautiful gondola as often as mountain bikers, snow boarders and mountaineers do. The Back Corries provide challenge to the experienced skiers, along with green and blue graded runs for beginners.
4. The Lecht
One of the smaller ski venues, but just as fun packed as the others. A state of the art snow making area creates snow during any season, even when snow is sparse in other places. The Lecht is situated along one of the most beautiful roads in Scotland, the A939. It is located in the beautiful eastern CairnGorms at a height of nearly 2,100 feet above sea level. Boasting a nice mix of beginner and advanced ski slopes, The Lecht attracts skiers of all abilities.
One of the most challenging places to ski in all of Scotland is the mountain known as CairnGorm. A unique lift is known as a funicular railway, a series of cable cars that take skiers up the mountain. Attractive for its beauty and excitement, CairnGorm offers an excellent ski opportunity.
No matter where one skis in Scotland, everyone leaves with memories of one of the most scenic countries on earth. Excellent skiing and many apres ski opportunities make Scotland a must-see destination. On and off the slopes, Scotland offers a wonderland for ski and winter sports enthusiasts.
This post was contributed by Sally who writes for Reserve Apartments, the Edinburgh serviced apartments specialists. Reserve Apartments also feature properties in Glasgow, for quality Glasgow serviced apartments visit www.reserveapartments.co.uk.
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