Scotland is ideal for skiing holidays, whether you want a weekend getaway, midweek break or a longer stay. The ski centres are well known for being friendly places that provide a great service for all those who want to experience a thrilling ski and snowboard holiday within the UK. In and around the resorts there are ski schools, lessons and equipment hire, as well as cafes, restaurants, shops and other activities to enjoy during your break.
Each centre has its own unique feel - Glenshee Ski Centre is the largest ski centre in the UK with no less than 36 runs. Glencoe Mountain Resort, Scotland’s first ski resort, is a popular centre with 19 runs to choose from. The Nevis Range near Fort William features the only mountain gondola of its kind in Britain and neighbours the country's tallest mountain, Ben Nevis. CairnGorm Mountain is a favourite with skiers and snowboarders alike and has Scotland’s only funicular railway. In the eastern Cairngorms is the Lecht 2090, the country's most compact ski resort which enjoys the most consistent snow of all the resorts.
For those looking to hone their skills, refresh their memory or learn from scratch on snow, you may wish to consider Snow Factor in Braehead. This indoor centre guarantees real fresh snow throughout the year and is the ideal place to test out your 'ski feet' before heading to the mountains.
The Scottish snowsports season typically runs between December and April, although it varies from resort to resort. Before you go be sure to check the snow conditions and remember that even when there’s no snowfall you can go skiing in Scotland thanks to the country’s artificial slopes!
For more information see the Visit Scotland website at http://www.visitscotland.com/see-do/activities/skiing/holidays/
If you are planning to have a skiing or snowboarding holiday in central Scotland why not give some thought to one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Some of the ski centres are within reasonable travelling distances of all of our cottages and staying within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park will also provide plenty of walking and cycling opportunities while staying in the area.