Lodged in people's memories as the first ski
centre in Scotland, the skiing at Glencoe is one of the best loved and friendly scenes in
Scotland. It also boasts the longest vertical descent and steepest on piste run in the
country. Beyond the pistes the scenery is so dramatic and compelling, it begs to be
climbed, walked, mountain biked, just somehow conquered.
One of the most stirking features about Glencoe is its intense atmosphere, with lingering
memories of the clan massacre over three hundred years ago. Though very accessible - only
90 minutes from Glasgow - the mood of the place is of another time and country. Legend,
history and scenic drama all seem to blur into a new reality in Glencoe.
Snowsports in Glencoe, remembered by generations
of home-grown enthusiasts, have changed beyond recognition during its forty year
evolution. Where once there was a makeshift atmosphere at the weekend-only centre, now
there is an ultramodern fully integrated system which, for seven days a week, gives access
to some of the most testing runs in Scotland. To launch yourself from the top tows on
Meall a'Bhuiridh onto the black and red runs is to find the true meaning of exhiliration.
Little wonder this is one of the favoured venues for speed skiing races.
For those who do not want to seemingly throw
themselves at the cruet whims of fate, there are plenty of long easy and intermediate
runs. There is also an excellent nursery area on the plateau and if you have never skied
or boarded in your life, this area will surely make you want to learn.
Clencoe's exhilerating pistes have become a firm
favourite with snowboarders. There's no need to construct a fun park here as the terrain
provides all the thrills you could ask for. Ideal for perfecting tricks and styles, with a
backdrop of amazing scenery.
Take advantage of the great value skiing and
boarding packages offered by the friendly ski and snowboard school here. And if you choose
to come midweek, you can buy a joint ticket which gives you access to the slopes both at
Glencoe and at nearby Nevis Range.
The unforgettable drama of the scenery in winter
can be explored by walking, climbing and mountain biking. The remoter parts invariably
inspire the most ardent cityslicker to become a born again explorer. If you want to head
into the hills, for walking, climbing or ice climbing contact one of the local mountain
guides who will be happy to tailor a trip to your level of skill. Glencoe is one of the
best places in the UK for climbing and ice climbing so enjoy it to the full.
For latest snow, road and weather
conditions call Ski Hotline Scotland on 09001 654 658
For general information from the Ski Centre, call them direct on 01855 851 226