Ski Resorts in Scotland

If you ski Scotland, there's 5 ski resorts on offer with some good skiing and snowboarding holidays to be had. However, Scottish weather and uncertain snowfall means last minute ski holidays in Scotland seem to be the norm. Check out our resort guides to see what is on offer in Scotland's ski resorts.

What's The Atmosphere Like?

Skiing in Scotland is different to resorts you may have gone to in countries like France and Italy. The accommodation for example tends to be in nearby towns, with shuttle buses running to the slopes. But that said, there's some great scenery here, and good varied slopes.

Who's It Best For?

There really is something for everyone here. Most of the resorts offer good skiing and snowboarding for all levels but the Nevis Range is probably the most challenging, Glenshee is great for beginners and intermediates, the Lecht is great for families, Glencoe has the steepest black and finally Cairngorm is a good all round resort.

Where Should You Stay Here?

Look at Aviemore for Cairngorm, Fort William for the Nevis Range and Glencoe, Braemar for Glenshee and finally Tomintoul for the Lecht. All are towns which will offer you a range of hotels and b&b type accommodation. All are good value and generally of a good standard.

How Many Resorts Are There?

There are 5 resorts-Cairngorm, Nevis Range, Glenshee, Glencoe and the Lecht.

Getting Here.

 All ski resorts are also within easy reach of four airports. The main cities to head for include Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen and Perth.


Ski Resorts

Resort NameLow AltitudeHigh AltitudeVertical DropLongest RunBeginnerEasyIntermediateAdvanced/ExpertSkiingBoardingAprèsFamiliesOverall
CairnGorm550 m1100 m550 m3.0 km1381Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingSC Inverness (0h 36m)SC Aberdeen (2h 11m)SC Edinburgh (2h 18m)
Glencoe304 m1109 m805 m2.0 km4672Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingSC Glasgow (1h 51m)SC Inverness (2h 18m)SC Edinburgh (2h 20m)
Glenshee650 m1068 m418 m2.0 km813132Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingSC Edinburgh (1h 35m)SC Aberdeen (1h 55m)SC Inverness (1h 45m)
Nevis Range655 m1221 m566 m2.0 km712115Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingSC Inverness (1h 51m)SC Glasgow (1h 56m)SC Edinburgh (2h 23m)
The Lecht643 m793 m150 m1.0 km7951Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingSC Inverness (1h 22m)SC Aberdeen (1h 25m)SC Edinburgh (2h 30m)

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