Despite all the chaos that a bit of snow seems to cause in the UK, the recent heavy falls across the country has been great news for Scotland’s ski resorts, with the best start to a winter season since 1999 being reported and all five of the major areas (Glencoe, Glenshee, Cairngorm Mountain, Nevis Range and The Lecht) are now operating.
New Lift Pass:
An additional option for this winter, is an all-area five-day ski pass. These are valid for any five consecutive days at any of the five areas. This new pass has been produced in response to customer demand, and will allow skiers and boarders to sample each area, stick with one, or follow the best snow and road reports. They are available at any of those ski areas for £115 (€129).
All this is great news for the Scottish ski indistry and the UK scene in general. There is no excuse not to go and check out the skiing that we have on our doorstep, and it truly is a unique experiance.
Graham McCabe from Glenshee Ski Centre said: “This is the time of year when we want the snow. Normally in Scotland it's just into the New Year by the time the ski season kicks off but there are a lot of people in Scotland for their holidays over the festive period so they're all looking for something to do so if we can get snow now it's just perfect for us - ideal timing!" (source www.stv.tv)
Useful resources on Skiing in Scotland:
We have found that www.winterhighland.info is the best one-stop website to get all the latest information about the functionality and conditons of the resorts in Scotland. It is also the best place to get a feel for the local scene and to get specific feedback from forums etc.
Otherwise, these are the links to the individual resort websites:
Scottish road conditions and traffic info: