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“Very well placed and busy”

Glenshee Ski Centre
Reviewed 7 March 2013

Many young and old enjoying the outdoor activities. The cafe was busy but tidy and clean, prices good. School clubs and skiing lessons available for any age....toilets clean, kit hire available.

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Reviewed 4 March 2013

No one can control the Scottish weather, but the staff put plenty effort in to making the best of what they had. Full snow cover, perfectly groomed and friendly staff made for a great weekend. When the conditions are good, it's unbeatable.

Thank David T
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

Glenshee has the largest area of pisted slopes in the UK, at 40km (about 25 miles) and for comparison it’s a bit bigger than Courmayeur in Italy. However that’s possibly where the comparisons end.

Snow reliability is erratic. Conditions can range from powder to ice - and that may be on the same run on the same day! The access road from Braemar in the North or Blairgowrie in the South is fairly narrow and steep so getting to/from the centre can be an adventure at times if it is snowing.

The ski area is divided by the A93 road - on the East is Sunnyside and the West, Cairnwell. The longest run is on the former - a red run “Glas Maol” which is 2km long. There are three chairlifts - two covering easier runs and one single seater going to the “Tiger” - a black mogul run at Cairnwell peak. There are 19 other tows - either T-bars or pomas some of which are long and many are slow. On my recent visit I was more exhausted on the tows than with the skiing.

A day pass costs £29 for an adult. Lessons and equipment hire are also available. There are a couple of cafes on the mountain and one at the base which provide straightforward meals and drinks and shelter from the wind if appropriate. The Meall Odhar cafe only takes cash so if you're short of this get some at the ticket office which can provide cash back.

If you can get good conditions it can be very enjoyable at Glenshee. On a recent visit I had a couple of days of glorious sunshine and blue skies with views for miles and lots of decent skiing. It was followed by a couple of days where visibility was down to about 20 feet and the wind was nearly stripping the skin from my face and halting downhill progress! The latter conditions are a good test of character and as there aren’t a great deal of marker poles alongside some of the pistes, it’s also a good test of your sense of direction. With the Glas Maol having turned to sheet ice it was a good test of the edges on my skis too. All in all…you've guessed - testing!

It’s never going to rival the better known resorts in Europe but at least for many it’s only a few hours from home and there will usually be something to suit all levels of skiing/boarding if there is good cover. The winterhighland website provides regular reports. To avoid queues at the lifts when conditions are favourable it's best to go mid week if possible.

3  Thank Rantin rover
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

5 days of skiing in Glenshee have totally changed my view of Scottish Skiing. I think the place should be called Glensshh! The ski runs are more than adequate for an intermediate skier, perhaps a little steep in places for a beginner/intermediate skier (not that anyone wants to admit it) Ski Hire shop very efficient and ski passes good value for money.
My only downside - why is there not a hotel/bunkhouse near the facilities?
Had a cheery smile every morning from the car park attendants too!

1  Thank Helen-Brooki-Wilson
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