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Glenshee lies just off the A93 road some 20 miles north of Blairgowrie. The resort is titled the 3 valleys of Scotland and when all lifts are open, the ski area really is quite extensive by British standards. Served mainly by drag lifts due to persistently high winds you can ski in relatively remote locations on the slopes of Glas Moal, to the east. The steepest run at Glenshee is probably the west wall on the side of Glas Moal but it is the Tiger Bumps that people seem to remember. This run is served by an ancient chairlift that is hard to get onto and you never feel truly safe until you get off. But then you have the 330 metre vertical descent straight back down. On its day, Glenshee can offer knee deep powder but it is often hard, icy and dogged by chilling winds. Accommodation can be found in Blairgowrie to the south or in Braemar to the North. One final comment; the A93 is known to block very easily and road conditions can be very hazardous so make sure you go prepared with a shovel and some grit!
There are ski slopes in The Lecht area over near Tomintoul and the Cairngorms east of Aviemore. Check the Ski Scotland link for location and piste maps. A range of lift passes are available depending on how long you intend to stay in the area and lessons can be arranged for skiing, snowboarding and other snow sports. The Lecht Ski Centre has around 20 piste for all abilities of skiing serviced by chairlifts or tows. For snowboarders there is a Snowboard Funpark along with table tops, log slides, gap jumps and a full length half pipe. You can also have a go at a range of other fun snow activities like snow tubing. Snow canons are used on some slopes to boost natural snowfall. You can also hire equipment or book lessons through the Ski Centre.
Glencoe Mountain Resort - the perfect setting for individuals, families and groups. The resort is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on Rannoch Moor and offers stunning views of the iconic Buchaille Eitive Mhor. In summer the centre offers mountain biking (Downhill and XC), archery, orienteering, hill-walking, climbing, chairlift rides, photography, trail building, guided walks and home cooked food in the log cabin cafe. In winter skiing, snowboarding, sledging and avalanche rescue training are available. 19 runs across 7 lifts catering for skiers and boarders of all levels, including the longest and steepest runs in Scotland.
Glenshee Ski Centre, Cairnwell(2069-3502feet), 9 miles south of Braemar on A93. 23 Tows and 2 Chair-lifts. 3 Restaurants, shop & toilets. Ski and Snowboard hire and instruction. Extensive parking. With the UKs largest ski lift system, Glenshees 25 miles of piste extend over three valleys and four mountains over 3,000ft to give extensive and enjoyable skiing and snowboarding. Nursery slopes adjacent to the main car park are ideal starting place for beginners. With many lifts starting at car park level, there is an easy transition to the much larger area of novice runs. Then, as an intermediate, there are a great choice of 26 blue and red runs. A further 2 excellent black runs have been a formidable part of the Scottish experience for many years for experienced skiers.