Glenshee Ski Facts
Glenshee ski resort has Scotland’s largest Ski lift system, it takes approximatel 50minutes to drive there from Hillview Cottage. We try and ski as much as possible, unfortunately the winter of 2004 was not great so I hope we get great snow for 2005. Generally Febuary is a good time to Ski, but of course no promises.
* Size of Area: 2,000acres (790 hectares)
* Base Elevation: 2,132ft (650m)
* Pisted Runs: 40km
* Uplift Capacity: 17,000 per hour
* Opening Hours: 0830-1700 (7 days a week)
* Vertical Descent: 1,500ft (457m)
* Summit Elevation: 3,504ft (1068m)
* Longest Run: Glas Maol -2km (1.25m)
* Snowmaking: 20,000m
* Season: December – April (snow dependant)
* 2 Chairlifts
* 17 Pomas
* 4 T-Bars
* 10 Green (26%)
* 13 Blue (34%)
* 13 Red (34%)
* 2 Black (6%)
Beginners and novices can gently get to grips with skiing and snowboarding on the extensive nursery slopes next to the main car park. After a few lessons, it won’t be long before you can master the lifts at road level, which opens up a much larger area of runs for novices, serviced by eleven lifts. Beginners taking a lesson with Glenshee Snowsports School are entitled to free access to the Dink Dink Tow during instruction.
Glenshee is ideal for intermediate skiers & boarders, with no fewer than 26 blue and red runs, varying from the long and exhilarating to the short and steep. Serviced by Britain’s largest lift system, the runs extend over 3 valleys and 4 mountains to give an extensive and enjoyable variety of skiing and snowboarding. From the wide open pistes of the Thunderbowl and popular sheltered expanses over the back at Coire Fionn and Glas Maol to the bumps, jumps and natural half-pipe of Meall Odhar to the testing Slalom Race Track at Cairnwell – the choice is yours….
Experienced skiers and boarders, are able to test their skills on two excellent black runs at Glenshee including the infamous, mogul strewn Tiger which has been a formidable part of the Scottish ski experience for years. Venue for the 1985 Smirnoff British Speed Skiing Championships , Glenshee’s other black, on the left hand face of Glas Maol, is still as exhilarating today as it was then.