The region sometimes comes in for stick from skiiers. Despite the volumes of cheap hotels in Edinburgh it’s true that erratic weather, poor visibility, too much slush and too many rocks can blight the piste, a bit of forward planning can usually guarantee skiing in Edinburgh will be worth the trip.
In shallow snow areas you’re better off renting your kit – nobody wants to dash £10,000’s worth of Carridan Diamondbacks to pieces on a hidden boulder.
It’s also worth geeking up on the weather as this can change radically at any time.
Last of all, be sure to bring some provisions with you as some resorts aren’t catered.
The Need for Speed
In spite of all these challenges, there is still top-class skiing to be had in Scotland, and many of the finest resorts are within easy reach of the capital. With 40km of downhill riding and 36 different runs, Glenshee is much-loved.
- Adventure Sports & Travel Thoughts
- New Adventure Travel Ideas
- Our Experts
- Top 10s
- Travel Gear
- Adventure Sports Insurance: What Does The EHIC Actually Cover?
- Kayaking Challenges: Paddling 1300km in handmade kayaks
- Child-Free Sports: Time to reclaim the wave?
- New Zealand: Spiritual Home of Adventure Sports
- 5 Things Cyclists Never Do
- Kevlar Swiss Socks that Rock!
- Adventure Race Events: Trying the Toughest Challenges on Earth