Information on the Scottish ski resorts Glenshee and Nevis Range
Glenshee and Nevis Range
For information on travel to the resort please see our Travelpage.
GLENSHEE (click here for A LIST OF Hotels and Self-Catering) Glenshee is the most extensive skiing area in Scotland with 25 miles of downhill runs over four mountains and three valleys. The lifts, main facilities and nursery areas are situated right at the car park level and beginners have an added bonus of not normally having to purchase a lift ticket on their first day!
Glenshee offers something for everyone, and its spectacular setting will entice even the most timid of novices to explore the great snowbowls to the east. The resort is also well suited to the intermediate skier with 26 blue and red runs. For the advanced skier the famous moguls of the Tiger have been a rite of passage for home-grown enthusiasts for years. Snowboarding has also been associated with Glenshee since the beginnings of the sport with the first ever British Championships being held there.
Many skiers and snowboarders have said that when Glenshee is at its best, it compares if not surpasses many of the smaller European resorts!
For skiers and snowboarders alike, Glenshee offers a great variety in terrain - huge snowbowls, steep mogulled slopes, sheltered descents and relaxed runs. Glenshee builds confidence whatever your standard.
NOTES - You will require your own transport for this resort but we can offer our clients a 10% discount on car hire from most air & rail destinations e.g. for Glenshee, Edinburgh airport and Perth Rail Station - please click on our Travelpage link for further information.
Most of the accommodation listed on this website is located in the town of Blairgowrie where there is access to the municipal leisure centre with swimming pool, badmington etc as well as access to many pubs and hotels and good places to eat. Blairgowrie is approximately a 35 min drive away from Glenshee and approx 25 min drive away from the cities of Perth and Dundee.
NEVIS RANGE and Accommodation (click here for list of hotels and self catering) Set in the mountains of Lochaber, Nevis Range offers a wide range of facilities. The nursery area including a small dry ski slope and the Snowgoose Restaurant plus very cosy Snowgoose Bar at the foot of the main skiing area are easily reached using the Nevis Range Gondola. From here there is access to a good range of intermediate runs with more challenging runs further up the mountain.
The views from the summit plateau of Aonach Mor to Ben Nevis are spectacular. It is here that you will find the highest ski run in Scotland, just below 4000ft. The opening up of Corrie Dubh and its Braveheart Chairlift has widened the skiing choice here including off-piste runs for the experienced in this snow-holding hollow.
Nevis Range offers great opportunities for competent skiers and boarders both on and off piste.
There are a limited number of small lockers for which a deposit is payable, unfortunately due to limited number these are not pre bookable. Skies etc can be left overnight in stands at the bottom station in the Gondola hall.
NOTES - You will require your own transport for this resort but we can offer our clients a 10% discount on car hire from most air & rail destinations e.g. for Nevis, Inverness or Glasgow airport and Fort William Rail Station - please click on our Travelpage link for further information.
There are trains from the south to Fort William and you can check your at www.thetrainline.com.
STAGECOACH offers A RELIABLE REGULAR SERVICE FROM FORT WILLIAM DIRECT TO NEVIS RANGE ALL YEAR ROUND. THE no 41 BUS LEAVES FROM MORRISONS SUPERMARKET IN FORT WILLIAM TOWN CENTRE AS EARLY AS 0725hrs taking around 15 mins to Nevis Range.
Residents of the Ben Nevis Hotel can also take advantage of this service as there is a bus stop 200 yards away at "Argos."
For an up to date timetable click here and search Fort William, Route 41 or call Stagecoach on 01397 702373 to speak with an operator.
There are also many local taxi operators, most fares should cost approximately £12 to £15 from the Fort William area.
Most of the accommodation listed on this website is located within a 15 min to 30 min drive of the Nevis Range resort
First Time in Nevis Guide
DISTANCE FROM AIRPORTS TO RESORTS;
NEVIS RANGE: The nearest regional airport is at Inverness (68 miles approx 1.5hrs).
Glasgow Airport (110 miles approx 2hrs) is the most convenient for international flights.
GLENSHEE: The nearest regional airport is at Aberdeen (72 miles approx 1.5hrs)
Edinburgh Airport (75 miles, approx 1.5hrs) is the most convenient for international flights.
LAST UPDATED AUGUST 2013