There are five ski centres in Scotland, each one with its own unique character and attraction. There is Cairngorm Mountain, Glenshee, The Lecht, Glencoe Mountain and the Nevis Range. They are ideal spots for skiing and other winter sports amidst spectacular mountain landscapes.
Although downhill skiing and snowboarding have perhaps the highest profile in Scotland, ski touring is increasingly popular with those willing to get off the piste and away from the crowds.
Cross-country skiing (or Nordic skiing) is a popular choice for all ages, and can be viewed both as a less energetic form of skiing than Alpine or a far more vigorous one – it just depends how you go about it!
And if you don’t ski or snowboard, then simply enjoy some great sledging or winter walking. If you’d like to increase your confidence walking in wintry conditions, sign up for a course on winter navigation and learn to use ice-axes and how to build a snow hole! Some of our members also offer advanced guided winter climbing courses. These include lead climbing skills, avalanche awareness and ice climbing.
Depending on the weather and the individual area, the snow season can last from November to May, so there’s really no excuse not to get up here and give winter in Scotland a try!
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