Glenshee Ski Resort
Glenshee is home to the most ski terrain in Scotland and when fully open to Glas Maol, it possesses some fantastically varied slopes, all served by a good lift system.
The 40km of slopes spread out on either side of the A93 and can be found in three separate valleys. On the Cairnwell side of the hill lie the principal beginner areas, long cruising descents on the race courses and the infamous Tiger, a bumpy, often icy black that rivals many Alpine runs in terms of the challenge it offers. On the other side of the road, a network of greens, blues and reds extends right out to the resort’s best area, Glas Maol. Here you can get big vertical, long sweeping runs and access to some of Scotland’s best off piste.
As with nearby Lecht, there is no accommodation on the hill, but there are a choice of food and drink stops, including the Cairnwell Café, Base Café and Meall Odhar Café. If you’re staying here for several days we’d recommend the options in Braemar to the north or one of the several campsites, B&Bs and lodges located to the south on the road towards Blairgowrie – which in itself makes for a decent option.
As with all Scottish resorts, conditions can at times be unreliable but on a good day, skiing in Scotland 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 Glenshee Resort Ratings
- Beginner ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Advanced ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Lift System ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Snowmaking ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
- Off Snow Activities ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
- Accessibility ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆