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Glencoe Ski Centre

Glencoe Ski Centre is situated only 75miles from Glasgow making it one of the most accessible resorts for those in the South West of Scotland. Glencoe has one of the smaller uplifts, which on a nice day can mean long queues. However, the wait is worth it for what I consider to be some of the best wide open slopes you will find skiing in Scotland. When you are skiing down the slopes it never feels too busy either due to the relatively small numbers of skiers the T-bar tows can deliver to the top of the mountain. The lift company limit the number of passes sold so this also helps stop the area becoming to crowded but I would recommend you arrive there fairly early (8.30am or earlier) to avoid disappointment.

Glencoe Mountain from Alistair Waley on Vimeo.

What are the slopes like?

The centre has a European feel to it with wide open, empty slopes:

4 Green Runs
6 Blue Runs
7 Red Runs
2 Black Runs

The uplift for the mountain consists of:

2 Chairlifts
3 Poma Drag Lifts
2 T Bar Drag Lifts

Click here to see the piste map
The slopes at Glencoe Ski Centre offer a good range of skier, whether you "cruise the blues" or you like a challenge on the reds and blacks. The beginner area is ample and here the sound of swooshing snow is also accompanied by music through the centre load speaker.

How much does a ski pass cost?
2011/12 Prices
Glencoe Mountain Prices

  • *Applies to consecutive day tickets only
  • Juniors are under 16's only.
  • Student's must provide valid Student card.
  • Family passes are based on 2 adults and 2 children
  • (We try to keep prices as accurate as we can, however prices may differ slightly to the ones shown here.)

    Overall what is Glencoe Ski Centre like?

    Good Points

    • Close proximity to Glasgow and the central belt
    • Wide open slopes
    • Friendly feel to the resort
    • Amazing views looking over Rannoch Moor

    Bad Points

    • A small uplift that can mean queues
    • Some of the lifts are very out-dated
    • Limited number of lift passes sold (get there early!)

    How do I get to Glencoe Ski Centre?

    From the SouthHeading from Glasgow take the A82 towards Dumbarton. Continue past Dumbarton, past Loch Lomond to Crianlarich. From here head for Tyndrum (left) and continue to Rannoch Moor where you will find signposts fro the ski centre.

    From the NorthFrom Fort William you simply have to follow the road South towards Crianlarich for 26 miles and the ski resort is on the right, clearly signposted.

    From the EastFrom Perth, take the A85 through Crieff, Comrie then Lochearnhead. Here take a right, still on the A85 towards Crianlarich. From here the directions are the same as "From the South".

    By Bus or TrainThe nearest Bus and Train stations are in Fort William, 26 miles from Glencoe.

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