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Nevis Range

Nevis Range is a large ski resort situated in the Highlands of Scotland near Fort Williams. This historical settlement is considered the ‘outdoor capital of UK’, famous for outdoor sports such as hiking, rock climbing and also for Scottish culture. It stands at the foot of the highest mountain of Britain, Ben Nevis which dominates the landscape. The views are breathtaking, in winter as well as in summer.

Down the foggy glens, the lakes give the scenery a misty atmosphere, and the ancient myths remain in the regional culture. Many old castles stand out in this scenery, bringing back the history of the mountainous area.

Nevis Range ski resort

The three summits of Nevis Range

Nevis Range ski resort is surrounded by the three summits of Aonach Mor (1221 ft), Carn Mor Dearg (4012 ft) and Carn Dearg Meadhonach (3890 ft). The centre is adapted to all types of skiers and gives access to every type a slope, a terrain park and even off-piste areas.

First, beginners can train on the lower part of the mountain. It is not too steep with mainly blue and green slopes. More experienced skiers can go down the steeper slopes, black and red on the upper part of the mountain. The speciality of the resort are the Black Corries an off-piste area still part of the centre.

Nevis Range ski resort
Nevis Range ski resort – Source: nevisrange.co.uk

More experienced skiers can go down the routes of Nevis Range, within the patrolled area and then take the Bravehart chairlift to go back to the main station. You can therefore ski on the Coire Dubh, an off-piste bowl within the ski area. Do not hesitate to look on Youtube for videos of this unique skiing site.

Because this mountain side is apart from the rest of the resort, you can expect different skiing conditions but be careful because the quality of the snow can change very quickly. However, skiing in this area is at your own risk even though it remains in the Patrol area.

Nevis Range ski resort
Nevis Range ski resort – Source: nevisrange.co.uk

How to get to the centre?

The only Gondola of Scotland can take you from the car park to the ski resort. It is open all year long and is an activity by itself, allowing tourists to go up the mountain to hike or admire the spectacular view of the Highlands of Scotland. And, you will not be bored after skiing: In the evening tourists can visit Fort William and even experience ice climbing at the world’s biggest indoor ice climbing wall.

Sustainable development of the Nevis Range ski resort

By selling the hydroelectric plant, Nevis Range ski resort will be able to re-invest in a number of key projects over the year ahead.

These will enable Nevis Range to achieve much greater year-round sustainability, leading to more year-round employment in the mountain resort.

In addition, they will make Nevis Range and Fort William a highly desirable destination for residents and visitors alike.

The resort remains fully committed to sourcing electricity from the hydroelectric grid to operate many of its facilities, such as the gondola, electric vehicle charging points and the base station. Nevis Range is also dedicated to using renewable energy sources where possible throughout its operations.

Nevis Range ski resort in summer – Source: https://www.facebook.com/NevisRange/

Unforgettable experiences in Nevis Range

Ski and Snowboard Lessons at Nevis Range

At the Nevis Range ski resort you will be offered ski and snowboarding lessons by one of the more than 30 qualified ski and snowboard teachers.

Whether you are a complete beginner or you are seeking to perfect your technique in any modality: Alpine, Nordic, Telemark and Snowboard, this is your ski resort in Scotland!

Ski and snowboard instructor – Source: https://www.nevisrange.co.uk/activities/ski-board/the-mountain/

Back country and off piste skiing for the most adventurous skiers

The off piste Nevis Range is regarded by most as the “gem” of Scottish skiing, with sections such as Coire Dubh, Coire an Lochan, Summit Coire and West Face, all of which are situated beyond the patrolled ski area.

We recommend that the Back Corries and backcountry are primarily for expert freeskiers and snowboarders.

Off piste snowboarding at Nevis Range – Source: nevisrange.co.u

Nevis Range mountain resort in summer

Experience a stroll over the Aonach Mòr mountain

The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola is the only cable car of its kind in Britain and rises to a height of 650m.

It was originally built on the north face of Aonach Mòr, the eighth highest mountain in Britain, to carry skiers to the slopes.

The Gondola has become an astonishing tourist attraction, enabling visitors to enjoy the ride and soak up the magnificent views and clean mountain air.

The Mountain Gondola is also used extensively as a shortcut by alpinists to access the many winter climbing routes of Aonach Mòr and by trekkers to access the summer routes.

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Gondola at the Nevis Range ski resort – Source:https://www.facebook.com/NevisRange/

Soaring over one of Britain’s highest peaks

The Gondola provides a fast and smooth ride to a paragliding and hang-gliding take-off altitude of 650m from the lookouts of Sgurr Finnisg-aig or Meall Beag.

Soaring among Britain’s most spectacular peaks is a truly exciting and challenging experience. All riders are encouraged to use the facilities.

This activity can be practiced all year round, be it snowy or be it sunny!

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Paragliding at the Nevis range ski resort – Source: https://www.facebook.com/NevisRange/

Hotels in Nevis Range

Inverlochy Castle *****

When you stay at Scotland’s finest countryside hotel, you will have the time of your life, where each and every detail for your utmost comfort and pleasure has been thoughtfully considered and you will never forget.

The area that surrounds Inverlochy Castle is packed with scenery and history, with breathtaking locations such as the Falls of Glen Nevis, Glenfinnan Monument and the Glencoe Mountains to mention just a few. Queen Victoria spent a week at Inverlochy sketching and painting during a trip to Balmoral in 1873.

In her diary she wrote: “I have never seen a more beautiful or romantic place”. Nestled in the spurs of the mighty Ben Nevis, Inverlochy Castle is set in some of the most stunning scenery in Scotland.

Located just a 7-minute drive away from the Nevis Range ski resort.

Inverlochy Castle – Source: https://inverlochycastlehotel.com/

Torlundy House ****

Nestled at the foothills of Ben Nevis, this sleek B&B is 1.7 km from Ben Nevis Distillery, 3 km from Fort William and a 7-minute drive away from the Nevis Range ski resort.

All 4 modern rooms have en suite facilities, free internet access, flat-screen televisions and DVD players, as well as tea and coffee making facilities.

A comprehensive Scottish breakfast is provided in the cosy dining room. Additional amenities include an intimate lounge with mountain views, a laundry service, bicycle storage and an on-site car park.

No children under the age of 16 are allowed. This is a great lodging for those couples seeking an accommodation that transmits peace and tranquility, and want to be away from noisy children.

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Torlundy House – Source: https://torlundy.co.uk/

Factor’s inn and cottage ***

Set along the A82, this laid-back country inn with a rear cottage is a 3-minute walk from the ruins of 13th-century Inverlochy Castle and 3 miles from the Nevis Range ski resort and bike trails.

Split between the 2 buildings, the cosy rooms feature free Wi-Fi, TVs (some flat-screen), tea and coffeemaking equipment and en suite bathrooms. Some also have a seating area.

Each cottage has a comfortable lounge/dining area and open-air seating. A self catering kitchen is available in the cottages. For a fee, breakfast and dinner are available.

Factor’s Inn and Cottage – Source: https://factorsinn.com/

Skiing in Nevis Range : the resort’s main strengths

✅ Located 114 miles away from Glasgow.

✅ Home to one of the mountain ranges with the highest altitude in the UK.

✅ Paragliding is available all year round!

✅ It is home to 35 ski slopes divided through a ski domain of over 20km.