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 to Nevis Range and the top of the ski resort 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, however, Rescue Training is also provided. It is quite a unique skill to get in a ski resort! As for the slopes, this ancient sky centre has the longest run in Scotland and also one of the biggest chairlifts. 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 from 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 provides access to the green slopes. It is a gentle plateau, ideal for learning the basics 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 for being one of the steepest slopes in Britain! And after heavy snowfall, you can even ski down as far as the car park at 300 meters above sea level, something quite unexpected in Scotland!
For the expert skiers, you can even try to go down a feature you will not see in any other resort, the Haggis Trap. It is 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 the last patch of snow has been persisting until August in Glencoe resort? Although something rare it happened this year.