Ski Glenshee


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Why choose to ski Glenshee?

Glenshee is Scotland's biggest ski area with over 40km of pisted runs. Situated in the middle of the country it can be easily reached from any of the big cities in Scotland. As a result, the resort is often very busy during the weekends when conditions are good and can cause long queues for lifts. However, if you can find the quieter runs Glenshee has a lot to offer, from a large nursery area, long blue and red runs, the toughest black slopes, a downhill raceway, and off-piste opportunities.

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What are the slopes like?

The boundaries of the resort stretch out over 3 valleys and include excellent skiing and boarding for all abilities:

8 Green Runs
13 Blue Runs
13 Red Runs
2 Black Runs

The uplift for the area consists of:
2 Chairlifts
16 Poma Drag Lifts
3 T Bar Drag Lifts

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For beginners and intermediates, no other ski centre in Scotland can offer such a diverse range of skiing with plenty runs to explore ("Coire Fionn" having the pick of the bunch in my opinion). For experts there are 2 of the best black runs here, "Glas Maol" - 2km long, and "The Tiger" - possibly the hardest run in Britain.

How much does it cost to ski Glenshee?
2011/12 Prices
Glenshee Prices


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Overall what is Glenshee Ski Centre like?

Good points

  • Biggest ski area in Scotland
  • Wide range of slopes for every ability
  • Resorts large capacity
  • 2 challenging black runs for experts


Bad Points

  • A popular resort that can be very busy, especially on a good weekend
  • Access to the Cairnwell side is via a single seat chairlift or a very slow poma, which causes queues as people arrive
  • Long queues for lift passes at the weekend (bring cash for "cash only" ticket desks, they are much quicker)


How do I get there?

From the SouthFrom Perth, head North towards Blairgowrie along the A93. Follow the road through Blairgowrie and follow signs for Braemar A93 for 25 miles.

From the NorthFrom Aberdeen, head West on the A93 towards Banchory and Aboyne. Carry on this road beyond Braemar for a further 9 miles.

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