The Lecht Ski Centre, Cairngorms

The Lecht is an alpine ski centre set around the mountains Beinn a’ Chruinnich and Meikle Corr Riabhach in the Eastern Cairngorms. About 53 miles from Inverness and 54 miles from Aberdeen. This is the smallest ski centre in Scotland, but there is still plenty to enjoy here for all levels and abilities. It has 15 lifts and 23 pistes, graded from green (easy) to black (very difficult). The centre offers year-round activities. From skiing and snowboarding in winter to mountain biking in the summer.


Snowsports, Mountain Biking and Chairlift Rides

The ski centre features 23 runs and 15 lifts

Activities at The Lecht

Winter activities at The Lecht are generally open from December to April each year, however, this is dependent on the level of snowfall in the Cairngorms. The centre has 23 runs for skiing and snowboarding and 15 access lifts including a chairlift. There is also a Snowsports School, which offers lessons from qualified instructors. Sledging is permitted in certain areas too. When weather conditions are suitable, you can jump on the chairlift to take in marvellous views of the mountains! Then, during the summer months, two specially-designed mountain bike trails are open, with dirt jumps, bomb holes, berms, and other features.

The Day Lodge

The Day Lodge is the centre’s main building, where you’ll find the ticket office, equipment rental, ski shop and snowsports school. There is a self-service restaurant on the ground floor, and a cafe bar upstairs with a great viewing area. Lift passes are available from the ticket office, or you can book online in advance. Afternoon passes are only available after 12.30 pm until the lift closes.

Visiting The Lecht

A visit to The Lecht is a great day out for all the family, with snowsports for all ages, sledging, chairlift rides and excellent facilities in the Day Lodge!

Please check before visiting The Lecht, as opening is weather-dependent, and winter sports are available in the winter season only. The ski centre is on the A939 road, Cockbridge to Tomintoul. You can view directions here.



Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, AB36 8YP


01975 651440

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