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Skiing & Snowsports in Scotland

The sport of skiing began in Scotland before the end of the 19th century - but was a far cry from today's ski and snowboarding holidays. Today, Scotland has five ski centres, all within easy reach of winter holiday accommodation or resorts. There is the Nevis Range near Fort William, Glencoe at the top of the infamous glen, Cairngorm by the resort town of Aviemore and then The Lecht and Glenshee on the other side of the Cairngorm Mountains.  A variety of terrain is accessible via these main centres with some challenging runs available when conditions are at their best. Piste grooming, ski patrols, plus modern uplift systems, (including enclosed gondolas at Nevis Range and a mountain railway at Cairngorm), allow visitors to make the most of their time on the slopes, while equipment hire, ski schools and guides are all available at the centres.

In addition to these centres, Scotland offers several artificial ski slopes (the excellent centre at Midlothian Snowsports Centre in Edinburgh has recently been given a major overhaul), open all year round, where skills can be honed. Amongst other snowsports, there is also a dedicated indoor ice-climbing centre at Kinlochleven, unique in Scotland.

Finally, cross-country and ski-mountaineering enthusiasts can also take advantage of Scotland’s winter snow conditions, both from the ski centres and at lower levels, with east Perthshire just one area with waymarked cross-country trails.

 

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The sport of skiing began in Scotland before the end of the 19th century - but was a far cry from today’s ski and snowboarding holidays. Today, Scotland has five ski centres, all within easy reach of winter holiday accommodation or resorts.

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