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Glenshee Resort Guide

The Glenshee resort guide summary is: Glenshee has 25 lifts within its 789 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 375m of vertical range and surrounding area.


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Glenshee Resort Guide

The Glenshee resort guide summary is: Glenshee has 25 lifts within its 789 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 375m of vertical range and surrounding area.

Vertical:

Top: 1029m
Arrow
375m
Bot: 654m

Best for:

Beginner level skier
Beginners/
Intermediates

Trails:

25%
65%
10%

Hectares of Ski:

789
Snowmaking: 10%

Glenshee Lifts:

  • drag lift icon24
  • ski lift icon1
  • cablecar icon
Total lifts = 25
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Visiting Glenshee

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Glenshee.

  • Season opens
    19 Dec 2020
  • Season closes
    5 Apr 2021
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    3 | 3
  • Nearest Airport
    Aberdeen
  • Nearest Train Station
    Pitlochry
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone

Glenshee Features

The terrain at Glenshee includes:

  • Halfpipes
  • Terrain Parks
    1
  • X-Country
    60.0 km
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Glenshee resort?

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 a Poma Triple, installed in 2015; you have 250metres of vertical descent straight back down. The longest lift served vertical is on Glas Maol, which has 301m of vertical with the highest lift at 1029m. 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!


Explore Glenshee Location Map

Interactive Glenshee trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Glenshee?

FebruaryAverage: 4.5 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Glenshee is week 1 of February. There are typically 4.5 snowy days during this week with 19cm of snowfall. Check out the Glenshee Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Glenshee

Overall: 3.2 Based on 24 votes and 49 reviews

  • Snowsure 2.8
  • Variety of pistes 3.6
  • Off-piste 3.4
  • Scenery 4.1
  • Apres-Ski 2.8
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Skier Scot from United Kingdom writes:

The best in the UK in so many areas.
Fantastic lift system. Large area to explore. See some great wildlife. Also, mountain hares and various birds.
Best ski hire is at The Cabin Ski Hire in Bridge of Cally. Best boards are at the centre.
Huge parking area and 3 good cafes, decent beginner area too. Well worth the drive up!

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