Snowsports, whether it's skiing, telemarking, snowboarding or even sledding, all have been a popular winter sport in Scotland for many years. There's nothing quite like being on top a mountain, white powder as far as the eye can see and not a cloud in the sky. With the right conditions, Scotland 's ski season can be fabulous, from December to April why not take to the slopes, we just love it!
There are 5 resorts in Scotland that you can enjoy having fun in the snow, they are Glencoe, Glenshee and Ben Nevis , Cairngorm and Lecht. Glengnack Lodge and Cottage are an ideal place to visit Cairngorm and Lecht as we are situated between both. It takes only 15 minutes to get to Aviemore and a further 5 to reach the top of Cairngorm where you can test your skills and just 45 minutes through the winding roads you can reach The Lecht. Worried about transport…no need, we can ferry guests to and from resorts with or without equipment.
The north facing corries and slopes of Cairngorm Mountain enjoy one of the best snow-holding records in Scotland and offer one of the most spectacular natural landscape settings for winter snow sports in the country. It has recently undergone a huge transformation with the opening of the funicular railway. There are plenty of runs here, from the easy green to the scary blacks and an extensive 40km of runs
The Lecht is Scotland 's fun snow area! There's snowtubing - and it's the ideal place to learn to ski or ride a snowboard. There's often good early snow - either natural or made by the snow cannons - sometimes both. And new for this winter season new 3 storey Day Lodge
Boasts the UK 's largest ski lift system and a whole lot of variety for all standards of snowsport enthusiasts. You'll find all the main facilities beside the car park including nursery areas for beginners and a choice of lifts and runs – easy, and with 40km of downhill this is the one of the best for that spontaneous ski trip. The resort is quite isolated - at the top of a desolate glen - the food at the two piste cafes is limited so you may want to take your own. Skiing on both sides of the roads but the sunny side is a good warmer-upper and the Tiger is great for moguls or dicing on ice.
Glencoe is both accessible and friendly , the first chairlift opened here in 1961. There are just seven lifts at this resort, but its no-frills approach and better-than-average snow make it a favourite with a loyal following from the native Scots in the forty years since it first attracted organised skiing on the superb snows of Meall a Bhuiridh. Varied terrain appeals to boarders looking for something different, commonly considered to be the most alpine of Scotland 's ski centres . It also boasts the steepest marked run in Scotland , the Fly Paper, well worth a visit.
The newest and most continental of the Scotland 's ski areas, complete with gondola , some consider Nevis Range to be the most imposing. Though other places run it close, there is a very special atmosphere in these grand mountains of Lochaber - a sense of open space and endless snowfields. A good range of facilities, including equipment, creche, cafe and parking.