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Glenshee - Ski Area Guide

Glenshee, Scotland

Ski Resort - 40km25 miles of Piste (650m2,133ft to 1,068m3,504ft). Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Glenshee Ski Centre, Scotland's 'Three Valleys' flanks each side of Britain's highest road pass and offers more lifts and marked piste kilometres then any other British ski centre. The Centre is close to Braemar where the annual 'Gathering' is staged, and the Queen's summer residence of Balmoral.

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Who is Glenshee good for?

Ratings for Glenshee
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Glenshee Ski Area

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

Glenshee Ski Area Height

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

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

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

There is an airport within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Glenshee are perfectly feasible.

Skiing in Glenshee

Serviced by the UK's largest ski lift system, the resorts runs extend over 3 valleys and 4 mountains to give an extensive and enjoyable variety of skiing and snowboarding. For those just beginning to ski or board the resort's nursery slopes, conveniently situated next to the main car park, are an ideal starting place. However, for skiers ready to venture that little bit further, the many lifts at car park level will help ease the progression, introducing skiers to the much larger area of novice runs.

Intermediate skiers will be spoilt for choice with no less than 26 blue and red runs, varying from the long and exhilarating to the short and steep. Whilst advanced skiers or boarders will also enjoy the variety and challenge of these runs, there are two black runs which are considered to be a formidable part of the Scottish skiing experience - and have been for many years.

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

Snowboarding in Glenshee

Host to the 2001 Scottish Snowboarding Championships, Glenshee has been the breeding ground for two British Champions.

Whether freeriding or freestyling or just beginning, the on-hill terrain on offer is as varied as it is expansive, ranging from the natural quarter pipes and man made features of Butchart's Coire to the wide open expanses at Coire Fionn and Glas Maol to the gentle slopes of Claybokie and the Cluny's. Scotland's secret treasure...if your first priority is snowboarding, then Glenshee is the place Snowboard UK Magazine, 1997.

Glenshee Apr├ęs Ski

Apres Ski tends to centre around the hotels in the area which usually have a lively atmosphere and feature regular ceilidhs and discos throughout the winter.

A wide range of other amenities are available at Braemar, Blairgowrie, Ballater and the many surrounding villages of Spittal of Glenshee, Glensila, Kirkmichael and Bridge of Cally. Activities include gliding, golf, fishing, walking, mountain biking, bird watching, 4x4 off road, clay pigeon, swimming, riding, castle and whisky trails.

Glenshee in brief

Glenshee Ski Resort is:
Good for Expert Skiers.
Very good for Intermediate Skiers.
Good for Beginners.
Ok for Snowboarding.

Glenshee Season Dates

We have no confirmed season dates for Glenshee.

Usual opening - Late Nov Fully weather dependent.

Usual closing - Late April has opened in November in snowy autumn.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Glenshee.

Glenshee Piste Map

Glenshee Piste Map

Where is Glenshee?

Map showing location of Glenshee

Glenshee Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Glenshee is able to augment natural snow, on 20km12 miles of ski runs, with 6 Snow Cannons.

Glenshee Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 21 Ski Lifts of Glenshee are able to uplift 18,509 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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