Ski resort sheet
Glencoe Mountain is known to be the oldest ski resort in Scotland, the first lift being implemented in 1956. It is quite close from Nevis Range and the top of the ski resorts reaches the Meall a’Bhuiridh peak, 1108m high.
Winter is the best season to go there, starting from the beginning of January, you can do snow sports but Rescue Training is also provide, it is quite a unique skill to get in a ski resort! As for the slopes, this ancient sky station has the longest run in Scotland and also one of the biggest chairlift. To access the ski resort you can park your car in the area provided down the station, which is often below the snow line. You then can access the main resort through the access chairlift.
Glencoe Mountain: the oldest ski resort in Scotland
The ski resort is divided into 3 sections and ideal for all types of skiers. The beginners can go up the Beginners Tow or the Plateau Poma, which provide access to the green slopes. It is a gentle plateau, ideal for learning the basis of ski and snowboard. On the contrary, the upper part of the station is much steeper, with red, black and blue slopes.
You can challenge yourself going down the flypaper, famous to be one of the steepest slopes in Britain! And after heavy snowfall, you can even go down skiing until the car park at 300 meter above the sea level, something quite unexpected in Scotland!
For the expert skiers, you can even try to go down a feature your will not see in any other station, the Haggis Trap, it absolutely unique in the world but do not forget you must have a certain level before trying this off-piste special feature.
Don’t hesitate to ski at Glencoe this season, one of the chairlifts will be renovated this year, and the Coe Cup is taking place soon! It is a spectacular Freestyle competition, a very recent initiative of the resort on one of the steepest runs of the region.
Did you know that a last patch of snow has been persisting in August in Glencoe resort? It is something which happens very scarcely but took place this year.