Travelling by road is an amazing way to explore multiple ski resorts, so here are our top-5 suggestions for that ultimate ski roadtrip.
Roadtrips offer the perfect way to explore different resorts, but also visit some of the best cities and pass through some of the most spectacular scenery that the mountains have to offer. All of these options start and finish at the same place (helping you to save on car hire costs) and aim to take between two and three weeks.
The Ultimate UK ski experience
Start and end point: Edinburgh
Ski resorts: Cairngorm, Glencoe, Glenshee, Nevis Range, The Lecht, Weardale, Yad Moss
Skiing in the UK is of course very weather dependant, but by giving yourself a couple of weeks and the freedom to move around you’ll massively increase your chances of hitting the snowy jackpot. Starting and finishing in the fantastic city Edinburgh, if the snow is good head south to the Pennines to experience the best of English skiing at Weardale and Yad Moss. Then head north and be prepared to be flexible – the snow on the west coast (Glencoe and Nevis Range) can be completely different to that further east (Cairngorm, Glenshee and The Lecht). But when you get any of these resorts on a good day the snow can be epic as the Ski Club TV team found out in March 2016. Lift tickets cost around £30/day depending on resort and consider becoming a SYHA member for great deals at the network of Scottish hostels – many of which are very close to the five ski areas.