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Glenshee Ski Resort Guide

Glenshee Ski Resort Guide

Glenshee February 2003 photo


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Photo credit: ALAN SMITH

Glenshee photo


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The Shee 2010, Glenshee photo


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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 23 Jan

  • Last Snowfall: 18 January 2015
  • Snow Depth (upper): 70 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 50 cm
  • Piste: Excellent
  • Off-piste: Windblown

Today’s Weather (832 m)

snow showers
55 WNW55
-1 °C F-Level
partially cloudy
55 NW55
-1 °C F-Level
snow showers
35 WNW35
1 °C F-Level

Glenshee lies just off the A93 road some 20 miles north of Blairgowrie. The resort is titled the 3 valleys of Scotland and when all lifts are open, the ski area really is quite extensive by British standards. Served mainly by drag lifts due to persistently high winds you can ski in relatively remote locations on the slopes of Glas Moal, to the east. The steepest run at Glenshee is probably the west wall on the side of Glas Moal but it is the Tiger Bumps that people seem to remember. This run is served by an ancient chairlift that is hard to get onto and you never feel truly safe until you get off. But then you have the 330 metre vertical descent straight back down. On its day, Glenshee can offer knee deep powder but it is often hard, icy and dogged by chilling winds. Accommodation can be found in Blairgowrie to the south or in Braemar to the North. One final comment; the A93 is known to block very easily and road conditions can be very hazardous so make sure you go prepared with a shovel and some grit!

Resorts close to Glenshee include: Cairngorm (37 km), The Lecht (45 km), Glencoe Mountain Resort (86 km), Nevis Range (94 km), Lowther Hills (160 km),

Glenshee Location Maps

Glenshee Location Map

All Glenshee Resort Stats

Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 38
  • Beginner: 25%
  • Intermediate: 65%
  • Advanced: 10%
  • Cross-country: 60 km
  • Snowmaking: 10%
  • Acres of ski: 1952
  • Terrain Parks: 1
  • Halfpipes: -


  • Restaurants: 3
  • Bars: 3
  • Slopeside accommodation: N

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 457 m


  • Draglifts: 23
  • Chairlifts: 2
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: -
  • Toplift: m


  • Season opens: 20 Dec 2014
  • Season closes: 5 Apr 2015

Visitor Reviews of Glenshee

Peter from United Kingdom writes:

I went to Glenshee during this February half-term. I was worried that crowds would be prohibitive but hats off to the centre, it was awesome. There were some challenging runs, it was busy but well organised, and the snow was brilliant. The moment when navigating a steep red run into third valley and the mountains peaked through the mist will live with me for a long time. On top of that we got to take the kids up the chairlift as non-skiers and they are still talking about it!

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City Forecasts
Closest to Glenshee

city forecasts
Spittal of Glenshee, United Kingdom 2 km
Perth, United Kingdom 46 km
Dundee, United Kingdom 48 km
Glenrothes, United Kingdom 70 km
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom 80 km

Surf Breaks
Closest to Glenshee

surf forecast
Arbroath, United Kingdom 61 km
Lunan Bay, United Kingdom 61 km
Montrose, United Kingdom 63 km
St Andrews, United Kingdom 67 km
Johnshaven, United Kingdom 68 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Glenshee

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to Glenshee

mountain forecasts
Carn a- Gheoidh, United Kingdom 7 km
Glas Tulaichean, United Kingdom 8 km
The Cairnwell, United Kingdom 8 km
Carn Aosda, United Kingdom 9 km
Glas Maol, United Kingdom 9 km