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View the official guide to adventure activities in Scotland

No matter what standard of skiing or snowboarding you’re after, Scotland boasts five wonderful ski centres that offer a range of magnificent runs. Depending on how you are feeling, you can choose from a wide array of green, blue, red and black runs which take you through some of Scotland’s finest mountains and will show you some breathtaking panoramic views along the way.

All five ski centres are within easy reach of the major cities and you can hire all the required equipment when you get there. Check out the Nevis Range, Glencoe Mountain, CairnGorm Mountain, The Lecht or Glenshee Ski Centre - each are unique and offer a different, yet equally outstanding snowsports experience.

If that wasn’t enough, even when the snow eventually disappears, you can still hit the slopes at one of Scotland’s many dry ski centres. Check out Snow Factor at Xscape in Glasgow which has over 1,700 tonnes of fresh snow each day on the indoor slope. What’s more, the Midlothian Snowsports Centre is home to the UK’s biggest artificial ski slope and is open all year round.

Find more information about all aspects of snowsports in Scotland.

  • Aerial shot of Midlothian Snowsports Centre
    Midlothian Snowsports Centre
  • Snowboarders take a break and sit at the top of the buzzard ski slope at the Lecht 2090
    Lecht 2090
  • Two skiers look over the moutains at the Glencoe Mountain
    Glencoe Mountain
Snowboarder jumps Leaming Ridge into Coire Dubh, Nevis Range

Skiing and snowboarding

Surrounded by beautiful Highland scenery, Scotland’s ski resorts offer the best outdoor skiing and snowboarding in the UK.

A skier upside down in mid air at Glenshee Ski Centre

Ski conditions

Take advantage of all the latest news, ski conditions, webcams, weather forecasts and lift and road status updates.

A snowboarder makes a jump in the Cairngorm ski area

Ski centres

Scotland is home to five outstanding ski centres that offer a wonderful experience for snowsport enthusiasts of all abilities.

Family stop for a rest at the top of the slope at Snow Factor

Off season skiing

Just because the season is over, it doesn’t mean you can’t still hit the slopes in Scotland. From Xscape in Glasgow to Midlothian Snowsports Centre in Edinburgh, there are many artificial slopes on offer throughout Scotland.

Looking across the Robin Ski Run and Grouse Ski Run at The Lecht 2090 Ski Centre

Snowsports holidays

Snowsports are popular in Scotland and with five major snow centres you can enjoy a great skiing holiday during the winter months.

A kilted snowboarder on the Aonach Mor run at the Nevis Range Ski Centre

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Find out more about skiing and snowboarding in Scotland

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Mountain biking

World-class trails, stunning scenery and international events make Scotland a mountain biker's dream.

Country sports

Come and experience Scotland’s world-renowned hunting, shooting and fishing amongst the stunning landscape and scenery.


Discover fantastic fishing in Scotland by chartering a boat, hiring a ghillie or venturing out on a picturesque river.


Surrounded by water with hundreds of rivers and lochs, Scotland is the perfect destination for your next watersports adventure.