Deeside and the Cairngorms is unique in Scotland for the fact that it contains two of the UK’s main snowsports centres.
Glenshee Ski Centre to the south of Braemar boasts the UK’s most extensive skiing and snowboarding facilities with 21 lifts and 36 runs. Instruction, tuition, equipment hire and catering are all available on-site. Full details can be found at www.ski-glenshee.co.uk.
The Lecht Ski Centre sits at over 2,000 feet in the north west of Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms. The centre has 20 ski runs as well as facilities for snowboarding and fun activities such as snowtubing. Again, a full range of tuition, equipment hire and catering is available on-site. For full details, log on to www.lecht.co.uk.
There is also great cross country skiing available in Braemar and lessons can be booked.
Originally set up in the 1980’s SKIBRAEMAR is owned and operated by local skier Richard Watts, who has over twenty years experience of The Lecht and Glenshee Ski Centres.The business is ideally located to provide equipment, advice and a friendly, flexible service for skiers who require in particular ski hire www.skibraemar.com
You’ll also find that villages such as Braemar and Ballater are fully geared towards the needs of snow sports enthusiasts with comfortable accommodation, a great choice of places to eat and drink and a lively apres-ski atmosphere.
Should you arrive out of season then the area has several dry ski slopes suitable for all ages.