Glenshee Ski Centre

Ski Resorts

Cairnwell, Braemar, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5XU

    Glenshee, which takes its name from the Gaelic 'Glen of the Fairies', certainly offers one of the most magical skiing experiences in Scotland.

    The largest resort in the UK, it covers an area of more than 2,000 acres extending across four mountains and three valleys and boasting 21 lifts and tows.

    Glenshee offers a choice of 36 runs comprising 40 kms of pisted snow. The longest single run, Glas Maol, extends to a fantastic 2 kms of skiing, while the extensive snow-making facilities means the centre is often open for longer.

    It hasn't always been this way, however. While skiing has been enjoyed at Glenshee since the 1930's, the uplift service was originally provided by two tractors!

    Only in 1957, and thanks to Dundee Ski Club, did the resort then take ownership of its first proper tow. But things have moved quickly in the intervening 50 years and these days there is a very modern and distinctively Alpine feel to the resort. A buzzing cafe serves hot drinks and food, while skis, boots, snowboards, snowblades, helmets and other kit are all available to hire.

    A ski school also offers value-for-money instruction. Glenshee is rarely going to disappoint, whatever your skiing ability.

    Gradings
    3 Activity Provider
    Activities
    Ski Schools Ski Shops and Hire
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Snowsports October - May
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Ticket Information
    Type
    Tariff
    1 day pass - adult £30.00 per ticket
    1 day pass - child £20.00 per ticket
    Ski hire £20.00 per person per day
    Snowboard & boots hire £20.00 per person per day

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Catering

    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Location

    • Rural Location

    Transport

    • Parking

    Transport within Scotland

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    Conditions Overview

    Sunnyside is still complete but thin and narrow with a covering of fresh snow on a hard packed frozen base.

    Last Updated: 19/12/2014 11:00

    Run Conditions

    • Vertical Runs:
    • Snow Level: 600m

    Weather

    • Current Weather: Overcast, snowing. Wind/temp @ 700m 15mph SW, -1C
    • Weather Forecast: Friday: Snow heavy and persistant for most of the day with blizzards at times due to the strong Westerly winds. Freezing at all levels..

    Road Status

    • Status: Open

    News From The Slopes

    Run Status

    • All runs are currently closed
    Key
    • Easy
    • Intermediate
    • Difficult
    • Very Difficult
    • Closed
    • Open
    • Expected to Open
    • Limited Patrol

    Lift Status

    Lift Name Status
    • Cairnwell Chairlift
    • Claybokie Poma
    • Cairnwell T-bar
    • Butcharts Access Poma
    • Butcharts T-bar
    • Carn Aosda T-bar
    • Dink Dink Poma
    • Plastic Slope Poma
    • Baddoch Chairlift
    • Sunnyside Poma 1
    • Sunnyside Poma 2
    • Sunnyside Chairlift
    • Cluny Poma 1
    • Cluny Poma 2
    • Tom Dearg Poma
    • Beag Poma
    • Caenlochan Poma
    • Meall Odhar T-bar
    • Meall Odhar Poma
    • Coire Flonn Poma 1
    • Coire Flonn Poma 2
    • Glas Maol Poma

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