Highland Skiing Holidays

22 November 2016

Escape from everyday stress this winter on a Scottish skiing holiday in the Cairngorms National Park. As you glide down the slopes, you’ll feel a million miles away from the usual day to day hustle and bustle. The stunningly scenic ski slopes in the Scottish Highlands will make your skiing holiday an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re an expert skier looking for a challenge or a novice in need of a gentle baby slope, Highland skiing holidays have it all! The fantastic skiing conditions in the Scottish Highlands allows you to choose from a range of popular styles of skiing. Alpine, telemark, and Nordic style skiing are especially popular amongst skiers in the Highlands. Don’t forget to take plenty of warm clothing and waterproofs with you as the unpredictable Scottish weather can change quickly!

With so many Highland ski resorts to choose from, it can be difficult to decide where to go. To make it easier, we’ve created a guide to skiing in the Highlands.


Cairngorm Mountain

The Cairngorm Mountain is famous for its spectacularly scenic ski runs. At the top of the mountain, you’ll be treated to fantastic views of the glens, lochs and forests which surround the mountain. If you’re a beginner, the Cairngorm Mountain has a range of baby slopes and gentle green runs. Expert skiers looking to challenge themselves will love the hair-raising black runs! The black runs in the Cairngorm Mountain are widely known as some of the most challenging runs in the Highlands and should only be attempted by extremely experienced skiers. If you’re not quite at that level yet, this is the perfect opportunity to hone your technique with one of the many ski schools in the area. Companies such as The Ski School, have qualified instructors and offer individual lessons as well as group classes.



As one of the largest Highland ski resorts in Scotland, Glenshee is a 2,000 acres winter wonderland. As this popular skiing area straddles the boundaries between Aberdeenshire and Perthshire, you’ll get to experience a fantastic mix of scenery. While you’re there, you can choose from three mountains with runs to suit skiers of all abilities. If you prefer the après ski to the actual skiing, take a break from the slopes and spend some time in the café to warm up with a hot drink. Before you head to Glenshee, visit the Glenshee Ski Centre website for information about ski passes, equipment hire and skiing instructors.


The Lecht

The Lecht may be one of the smallest skiing resorts in the Cairngorms National Park but, what it lacks in size it makes up for in excellent skiing conditions. While the Scottish winter can be unpredictable, The Lecht is renowned for having some of the most consistent snowfall out of all the popular skiing areas in Scotland. As you travel to the Lecht’s eastern location, you’ll be treated one of the most scenic roads in the country. Once you reach your destination, you can choose between 18 pisted runs which range from gentle green slopes to thrilling red runs. Don’t miss The Lecht’s snowtubing experience which is akin to a rubber tyre slide on the snow!

If you’re planning a Highland skiing holiday, take a look at our fantastic selection of holiday houses and holiday cottages in the Highlands.