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Glenshee Ski Resort Guide

Glenshee, Scotland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length40km25 miles
Highest Lift1,068m3,504ft
Resort Height650m2,133ft
 Nearest AirportsEdinburgh and Inverness
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The ski area of Glenshee is at an altitude of 650m2,133ft, with 40km25 miles of marked runs.


Glenshee is one of the larger Ski Resorts in Scotland and has direct access to 40km25 miles of downhill skiing, with 36 marked pistes, served by a total of 21 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Glenshee offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Glenshee.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Glenshee is 2km1 miles long.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Glenshee?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm1in, expected on 27 April.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Glenshee

Ski Area Stats

Glenshee Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
40km25 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
60km37 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Glenshee Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,068m3,504ft
Lowest Piste650m2,133ft
Resort Altitude (Glenshee)650m2,133ft
Max Vertical418m1,371ft

Ski Slope Aspects

N, E, S, W

Glenshee has ski slopes facing north, south, as well as west and east, offering both sunny and sheltered skiing.

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Glenshee
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Glenshee?

This ski resort is in Perth and Kinross, Scotland.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Glenshee is Edinburgh, 96 minutes drive away.

Inverness, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Prestwick airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 21 ski lifts are able to uplift 18,509 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 20km12 miles of ski runs, with 6 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Glenshee open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November (Fully weather dependent - sometimes opens in November), and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Glenshee Piste Map

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