Glencoe Mountain, Highlands
Established in 1956, Glencoe Mountain is Scotland's oldest snowsports centre and one of the best ski centres in Scotland for experienced skiers and boarders. The views from the Meall a' Bhuiridh Massif are outstanding, and you'll also find the UK's steepest black run, the 'Flypaper', here.
There are eight lifts serving 20 runs, equipment hire, snowsports school, a base area and mid-mountain café. If you are looking for somewhere to go sledging in Scotland, Glencoe Mountain offer a free sledging area and you don't even need to bring your own sledge, they provide them! There are 16 on-site micro-lodges (sleeping up to 6 people) and electric hook-up for caravans and motorhomes available year-round.
Aside from on-site accommodation at the centre, the Kingshouse Hotel is just over the road and offers stunning views of Buachaille Etive Mor. Further down the glen, The Clachaig Inn is dominated by mountains and renowned for its warm welcome. Spectacularly situated, at the gateway to Glencoe, the Bridge of Orchy Hotel is a popular option for outdoors folks. There are more overnight options in Glencoe village, Onich and Tyndrum.
Glencoe Café in the centre of the village offers Scottish roasted coffee and delicious home-baking. Nearby, in Ballachulish, the Laroch Restaurant & Bar has an enviable reputation for creating stunning dishes. For a real taste of Lochaber, head for Lochleven Seafood Café by Onich, where they cook what they catch. The Bothy Bar in Kinlochleven offers delicious food and stunning views and a short drive to the Real Food Café in Tyndrum is recommended for their amazing fish and chips. The Discover Glencoe website offers more options.
See and Do
A visit to the Ice Factor in Kinlochleven (for the world's largest indoor ice-climbing wall) is a must for outdoors enthusiasts. There are walks aplenty in this stunning part of Scotland, just remember to #ThinkWINTER if you're heading into the mountains, and Fort William with its many attractions and Nevis Range are close by.