As of 5 January 2021, everyone in mainland Scotland including Skye is being asked to stay at home except for essential purposes. These restrictions will run until at least mid-February and all mountain snowsports centres will be closed during this time. Please check the Covid-19 restrictions for the most up to date information.
Did you know Scotland's five ski resorts offer the best outdoor skiing and snowboarding in the UK? Surrounded by beautiful Highland and Aberdeenshire scenery, the country's ski centres are accessible from all of Scotland's cities, and offer great sliding opportunities for beginners and seasoned skiers or boarders alike.
Get all the latest news, ski conditions, webcams, weather forecasts and lift and road status updates from Scotland's ski centres, and find out about indoor and artificial slope skiing where you can ski or snowboard, whatever the weather!
Ski Resorts in Scotland
Glenshee Ski Centre
Located in the Cairngorms National Park, Glenshee Ski Centre is the largest ski resort in Britain. Make the most of your visit by purchasing a full day ticket, giving you full access to the equipment hire service as well as both group and 1-2-1 private lessons at the resort's very own snowsports school. If you're looking for a place to stay nearby, Braemar have a great selection of accommodation available to book.
Glencoe Mountain Resort
When it comes to picturesque views, it doesn't get any better than the Highlands. One of the first commercially operating ski resorts in Scotland, Glencoe Mountain Resort is a skiers' paradise! With 20 runs serviced by 8 lifts, it includes both the longest run in Scotland and the steepest run too. Looking for accommodation with a difference? The resort's Microlodges are a perfect alternative to help keep you warm and snug after a day out in the snow.
The Lecht Ski Centre
If winter has inspired you to learn how to ski, then a visit to The Lecht Ski Centre might be on the cards. The Lecht is a great starting point for any beginners, or families with younger children, who are getting to grips with the slopes. With less runs than other ski resorts in Scotland, it is generally quieter, giving you plenty of time and space to hone your skills. Looking to set up base for a few nights? Tomintoul have a selection of accommodation options for a good night's rest.
Cairngorm Mountain Resort
Still undecided on where to ski in Scotland? Choose Cairngorm Mountain Resort for your next skiing holiday. From December right through to April, the resort is the ultimate playground for adrenaline junkies, eager first timers and everyone in between. Line your stomach with some delicious food at Cairngorm Cafe before you set off on your ultimate snowsports adventure, or buy a wee memento of your trip from the Cairngorm Mountain Shop. For accommodation, check out what options Aviemore have to offer.
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Situated on Scotland's west coast, Nevis Range Mountain Resort is a great ski holiday for those who prefer to ski off piste. From its restaurant, beginners area, equipment hire and lessons, you will be able to find everything in one place. Although there is no on-site accommodation here, Fort William offers a wide range of places to stay for exploring the wonderful surrounding scenery.
Whether you are hitting the slopes for the very first time, or you're a seasoned pro, choosing the right equipment for your skiing and snowboarding holiday is essential to tackle the ski terrain and most importantly, help keep you safe. Many places across Scotland have been equipping skiers and snowboarders with its array of skis and snowboards on offer, along with helmets, poles, ski boots and much more.
Here is just a selection of places who offer ski hire:
Snowboarding in Scotland
If you enjoy skiing, why not have a go at snowboarding too? With indoor or artificial ski slopes located across the country, and friendly instructors on hand to give you expert advice, you are bound to be a pro in no time! Before you set off, make sure to read our handy FAQ guide or if you're completely new to the sport, feel at ease with our beginner's guide to snowsports in Scotland.