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The Lecht is a Scottish Ski resort in the heart of the National Park of Cairngorm, the biggest Scottish national park. It is situation between Tomintoul and Strathdon famous for its distillery and a not-to-be-missed destination on the Scottish Whisky Trail.

But hikers can also admire the beautiful sceneries of grey hills, steep lakes and the many legendary castles in ruins. You can even participate in the races organized throughout summer and bike or hike down the mountains.

The Lecht 2090 ski resort

The Scottish culture near Lecht is also an attraction.  This region hosts the Highland Games in Tomintoul, and you regularly see traditional Scottish bag-Pipe bands. You can also visit Benevon, a typical cottage of Scotland in Tomintoul.

The roads are known to be winding with gentle slopes, and make an ideal road trip for motorcyclists.

The Lecht 2090 ski resort
The Lecht 2090 ski resort – Source: https://www.facebook.com/lecht2090

You can access the Lecht ski resort which is above Strathdon through the pass between Tomintoul and Strathdon at 637 meters above sea level.

The ski centre is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers with the slopes being gentle. There are mainly blue slopes, 9 of them as well as 5 green and 5 red slopes. The station is divided into two parts, with the Lecht Day Lodge in between.

There is even the Snowboard Fun Park dedicated to Snowboarders, where they can practice Freestyle.

The Lecht 2090 ski resort
The Lecht 2090 ski resort – Source: https://www.facebook.com/lecht2090

Other activities available for family & friends

The Lecht ski centre is also well-equipped with snow-machines to guarantee better snow quality. Have you ever done downhill snow tubing? It is a recently developed activity which involves experiencing some new sensations but while also being a lot of fun. You go down in a kind of buoy on a specially designed slope with your family or friends!

For the summer the station has developed a brand new activity, Deval Karting. Very different from mountain biking, it is a wheel buggy you use to go down the hill as fast as possible. The kart has no motor and can be controlled with the brakes and the steering wheel.

Sustainable development of the The Lecht 2090 ski resort

The electricity used in snowmaking is offset by Letch’s 150 kW wind turbine on the southern side of the ski resort.

Letch’s approach of guaranteeing that the snow it produces is matched by the

environmentally friendly energy generated by the ski resort’s wind powered turbine, which is considered to be a world first,

and arguably a sign of things to come for the ski business in this era of global climate change.

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Wind turbine at The Lecht 2090 ski resort – Source: https://www.facebook.com/lecht2090

Unforgettable experiences in The Lecht 2090

The different snowsports at the Rail Park in The Lecht 2090

Set up underneath the chairlift, next to the entry level area, we have our rail park.

The rail park has a range of rails and boxes, large and small, for beginner and advanced jibbers it’s the perfect place to practice your tricks.

If you like feeling the rush of wind through your hair you can take to the air with the kickers. There are some intermediate kickers for beginners set up under the chair at the very top and for the more skilled jibbers we have a kicker above the Falcon.

Snowsports at The Lecht 2090 – Source: https://www.lecht.co.uk/snowsports

Sledging down the slide with your family

Come and enjoy the not so deep slope and slide down with your family and children and indulge in a hot chocolate afterwards to recover the energy spent with the adrenaline that you are bound to use sliding down the Scottish hills.

The Lecht 2090 ski resort
Sledging at The Lecht 2090 ski resort – Source: https://www.lecht.co.uk/

The Lecht 2090 mountain resort in summer

Ride into the mountain biking hype

Try mountain biking, from beginners to advanced riders, the Lecht can be experienced by the whole family.

Hire a 3 person chairlift to the top and choose from the 2 specially designed trails, with dirt jumps, pump holes, berms and rock built riding features. NO bike hire is available on site, so make sure you remember to bring your own bike.

The Lecht 2090 ski resort
Mountain biking at The Lecht 2090 ski resort – Source: https://www.lecht.co.uk/mountain-biking

Chip into a birdie at one of the courses near The Lecht 2090 ski resort

Indulge in a week of fantastic golf while staying in the finest accommodation.

The 12-course package for dedicated golfers features two rounds a day, one at each of the National Park’s clubs, while the High Five holiday includes quieter days with five 18-hole golf courses – Spey Valley, Boat of Garten, Grantown-on-Spey, Ballater and Braemar – for a more leisurely round of golf.

Golf Course near The Lecht – Source: https://www.visitcairngorms.com/

Hotels in The Lecht 2090

Thistle Dhu Bed and Breakfast ****

Overlooking the mountains of the Cairngorms National Park, this country-side, informal B&B is 5 km from the ruins of Drumin Castle and 10 km from the A95 road.

The 3 laid-back rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and scenic mountain views, plus seating areas, mini-fridges and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Guest rooms all have en suite bathrooms.

An informal dining room serves breakfast. A garden is also available.

Thistle Dhu Bed and Breakfast – Source: http://www.thistledhuglenlivet.com/

Nethybridge Hotel ***

Nestled in the Cairngorms National Park, this embellished Victorian lodge is a six-minute walk from Abernethy Golf Club, 5 miles from Grantown Museum and 20 miles from the The Lecht 2090 ski resort.

Guest rooms are equipped with en suite bathrooms, tea/coffee making facilities and TVs. Enhanced rooms add independent living areas, complimentary Wi-Fi and garden views. A few have four-poster beds.

A laid-back restaurant serves Scottish classics, and guests can enjoy a formal lounge/bar with an indoor fireplace. Additional amenities include a games room, a garden, a function room and free parking.

The Lecht 2090 ski resort
Nethybridge Hotel – Source: https://strathmorehotels-nethybridge.com/

Factor’s inn and cottage ***

Set in the Cairngorms National Park, this upscale hotel is 11 km from Balmoral Castle and 40 km from The Lecht 2090 ski resort.

The luxurious rooms and suites offer complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions and stovetops, plus safes and tea and coffeemaking amenities. Some feature balconies, fireplaces and/or spacious separate living areas with sofa beds.

On-site parking is free of charge. Additional amenities include a restaurant, 2 indoor swimming pools and a lounge bar, as well as play areas and tennis and squash courts. Also on site are a gym, a games room and a health spa, as well as guest launderette facilities and space for business meetings and events.

Ideal for those couples seeking a quiet, yet refined accommodation in their skiing holidays.

Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch Suites
– Source: https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/abzcrgv-hilton-grand-vacations-at-craigendarroch-suites/

Skiing in The Lecht : the resort’s main strengths

✅ Located under a 2-hour drive away from Dundee.

✅ Located at the biggest Scottish national park, the National Park of Cairngorm.

✅ First wind powered turbine that powers snow making machines in the world.

✅ It is home to 20 ski slopes divided through a ski domain of over 20km.