Glenshee Ski Resort (Glen of the Fairies in Gaelic) is one of the widest ski resorts of Scotland. It is situated right in its center, in the Aberdeenshire and the natural surroundings of Cairngorm National Park. The next closest resort being The Lecht, at the North West of the park.
To access the Glenshee ski resort, you can take the A93 toward Braemar or Blairgowrie, and leave your car in the 2000-parking-space car park down the station. As for Glenshee ski center, it is one of the widest ones with a total of 36 runs that cover three different valleys and four mountains.
The first one is the Glas Maol (1068 m), it is situated at the far end of the ski resort and provides 2 black and red slopes. Do not miss a 2-kilometer-long slope, the longest one on the resort!
Glenshee Ski Resort: gentle slopes ideal for beginners
Glenshee’s Second mountain is Meall Odhar. It is wide and ideal for off-piste experiences, you can even ski on two sides of the mountain. It is quite a unique site!
Central valley provides gentle slopes, ideal for beginners with 6 green slopes in one valley. It is also the place to be for eating or just having a hot chocolate right in the center of the resort.
The Main facilities are down this valley which include the ski school, the snowboard school, the car parks, the emergency center and two cafes.
Cairnwell and Carn Aosda are the other mountains, with red and black slopes. The Snowpark at the resort is situated in between, Bitchart’s Coire where more experienced skiers can test their Freestyle abilities. All in all, the resort has 36 runs for all levels of skiers and 22 lifts.
It is currently developing ski touring, a demanding activity which implies going up and down the mountain with your skis. This snow sport gives access to untouched valleys of fresh powder snow, out with opening time. Lastly, the resort hosts competitions every year such as the Skimo Scottish Skiing Race. The Go Euro has organized the World Snow Day with Free Tickets for Juniors.