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.

Skiing Holidays in Scotland

With sunny conditions, ski holidays in Scotland offer some good slopes for skiing and boarding and less of the crowded feel of European resorts. All ski resorts are also within easy reach of four airports. The ski resorts are ideal for beginners, who will be able to take advantage of expert tuition and there are some challenging slopes for advanced skiers - Cairngorm is the best known resort.

The Nevis Range is the newest and highest Scottish ski resort and can rival some continental resorts. It has excellent facilities and stunning views. The three other resorts are Glencoe, Glenshee and Lecht. Apres-ski and nightlife are fairly erratic, but the accommodation is generally good quality whether you choose hotels or self-catering apartments. So why not ski Scotland either as a weekend destination or to brush up on your skis before you fly to Europe?

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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