“If you can ski Scotland, you can ski anywhere”
Make no mistake; this is not a reference to the variable snow surety that has affected Scotland over the last few years. Ask any local or regular of Scotland’s five resorts – if the conditions hit just right, Scotland offers the best skiing you can find anywhere in the world.
Scotland’s five resorts are spread across the central Highlands, from Ben Nevis in the west to the north-eastern Cairngorms. Whilst all are comparatively small compared to the behemoths of the Alps, they all offer a good variety of terrain for all skill-levels and include some brilliant off-piste areas if the conditions are good.
In addition, the lower, rolling nature of Scottish mountains opens a vast amount of terrain for backcountry touring. This is especially true of the Cairngorms National Park, where the three resorts in the region offer a huge range of back bowls and untouched terrain. Aviemore and Cairngorm Mountain is home to the Scottish National Outdoor Centre at Glenmore Lodge, providing instruction on a range of mountain activities in both winter and summer.
Even though the snow conditions can be variable, the outdoor pedigree of the central highlands remains unmatched almost anywhere in the world. Bring your hiking or mountaineering gear and get lost in the stunning beauty of one of Britain’s most incredible regions!
A few years ago, Ski Club hit up Nevis Range and the Back Corries, and made this video giving you a taste of what off-piste skiing can be like in Scotland.