Have some fun on Scotland’s mountains and discover three of the country's great ski resorts at the second Ski-Scotland Snow Festival. Whether you’re a seasoned skier or snowboarder or are taking to the slopes for the first time, join in with great snow-based activities.
About the festival
Events and activities across all the resorts are subject to suitable weather and snow conditions. Strong winds are forecast for the weekend, so be sure to check out the Ski-Scotland snow conditions reports for the latest updates before you leave to avoid disappointment.
At this fun-filled festival, you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy Scotland’s brilliant ski centres and take advantage of the late season snow. One of the highlights of the weekend will be a mass descent down the slopes, set to happen simultaneously across three of Scotland's five ski resorts - Glencoe, the Nevis Range and CairnGorm Mountain - and also at Snow Factor in Braehead and on Scotland’s dry slopes.
Those new to skiing can take part in ‘come and try’ sessions held over the weekend at CairnGorm Mountain. Master the basics and work your way through a racing-style ‘stubbies’ course, ideal for beginners. Before you know it, you’ll be raring to hit the mountain’s pistes!
Discover an action-packed couple of days at Glencoe, perfect for all the family. Scavenge for chocolate treats across the mountain during the Easter egg hunt, before you show off your skills at the snowman building competition or igloo building sessions. There’s sledging and brand new Zibob racing, which uses a special, easy-to-use sleigh seat, or take a ride in a Snow Trac, a small tracked vehicle designed to traverse snowy terrains. Plus, there will be freestyle ski and snowboarding events taking place across the weekend.
Those taking to the slopes for the first-time and snowsports enthusiasts wanting to refresh their skills can take advantage of half price lessons offered at the Nevis Range Snowsports School. There are is a limited number of places, so make sure you book in advance.
Let your artistic side shine as you take part in the Snow Sculpture Competition. The winner will take home a Gondola season ticket, and all participants can enjoy a free hot chocolate. Whatever the result, it’s a win-win event!
Animal lovers will love the opportunity to meet the local sled dog team. Get your picture taken with huskies Caol, Bonny and Kali and see a real dog team in action. Make sure you plan time for some sledging – it’s one of the most enjoyable snow activities around, and almost everyone can take part.
Round off the day with some tasty fare at the Pinemartin Café Bar at the base of Aonach Mor as the chefs showcase great Scottish food and drink.