Snowsports at the Glenshee Centre

Located above the Cairnwell Pass at the head of Glen Shee, the Glenshee Ski Centre is the largest alpine snowsports area in Britain. It is around 95 miles southeast of Inverness and 79 miles from Aberdeen. Known as the ‘Scottish Three Glens’ (Scotland’s version of Les Trois Vallées in France). If you love snowsports, this is a fantastic place to visit in the winter, offering skiing and snowboarding activities. There are also places suitable for sledging, and visitor facilities such as parking, ticket office, cafes and shop.


Skiing and Snowboarding for all levels

36 runs, graded green, blue, red and black

The largest ski centre in the UK

The vast ski area covers 2,000 acres, making it the largest ski centre in Scotland and the UK. It has 36 runs with varying levels of difficulty, spread across 4 mountains. With a summit elevation of 3,504 feet. The longest single run is Glas Maol at 1.2 miles. There’s a network of lifts to transport skiers around, comprising of 3 chairlifts, 4 T-bar surface lifts and 15 Poma-style platter lifts. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a snowsports pro, Glenshee can accommodate all levels and abilities. You can view the piste map here.

Things to do at Glenshee

The winter snowsport season at Glenshee runs from around December to April, but this is dependent on the amount of snowfall in the mountains. During the season, Glenshee’s runs are open to skiers and snowboarders. Sledging is also permitted away from the ski runs, when conditions are suitable. The centre has its own Ski and Board School, which offers tuition for all ages and abilities. Both group lessons and private lessons are available. Glenshee has a choice of self-service cafes and a skiing shop at the centre. There are also plenty of local walks and outdoor activities available – download the guide.

Visiting Glenshee Ski Centre

The ticket office is located at the main building, where you can purchase tickets on the day. Lift tickets and ski hire are also available to book online in advance. Located on the A93, the ski centre is easy to reach by car. You can view directions here and information on parking and charges here. Glenshee Ski Centre is generally open throughout the winter season, from around December to April, but please check before travelling, as this does depend on current weather conditions.



Old Military Rd, Ballater AB35 5XU


01339 741320

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