Glencoe Ski Resort
Glencoe is Scotland’s oldest resort, with the first ski lift installed on the craggy slopes of Meall A’Bhuiridh way back in 1956, and it has gone from strength to strength ever since.
Like its near-neighbour Nevis Range, Glencoe is exposed to the prevailing westerly winds and as a result is much snowier than the resorts further east. This is necessary however as the terrain is much craggier and rockier, requiring several good storms to fill in the natural gullies on the mountain. But when filled in, Glencoe can offer some of Scotland’s finest terrain – perhaps its best for mixed groups. And thanks to significant investment in recent years – which includes the purchase of an all-weather snowfactory – the resort is better than ever.
It is possible to stay at the foot of the hill in one of their Microlodges, or hook up your campervan to the power supply, but otherwise the best place to stay is in Ballachulish or in Kinlochleven to the west of the resort. The scenery is stunning and Glencoe itself is spectacular – its no wonder it was chosen as a location for the James Bond film Skyfall.
As with all Scottish resorts, conditions can at times be unreliable but on a good day, the terrain here can rival the world’s best – and you’d be certainly hard pushed to find more spectacular scenery. For this reason stay as flexible as possible and be prepared to drop everything and dash to the mountains when conditions are good!
Our Glencoe Resort Ratings
- Beginner ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Advanced ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Lift System ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Snowmaking ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Off Snow Activities ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Accessibility ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆