Glenshee

Snowboard Guide rating 3 out of 10 “Glenshee does have the biggest surface area of all the Scottish resorts but the terrain is often compromised by weather and limited cover, but if the snow is in the East and the sun is out, Glenshee does have some varied terrain on offer”

Freeriding

30%

Some reasonable terrain on a good day

Freestyle

30%

Nothing but a few natural hits

Pistes

25%

Short and not very sweet

Mountain stats

Top lift:1068m
Vertical drop:458m
Bottom lift:650m

LiftsLift count : 2 x Chairlifts   19 x Drag-lifts  

Ride area 2000 acres 40km

Easy
58%
Intermediate
36%
Advanced
6%
Total Pistes:36
Longest Piste:1.25miles (2km)

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £25.00 Day,

Host to the first British Championships and venue for the Scottish Snowboarding Championships in 2000, Glenshee does have the biggest surface area of all the Scottish resorts but the terrain is often compromised by weather and limited cover.  This place was first to use snow cannons, but in truth, they haven't really helped to improve what is frequently a disappointment. The 25 miles are spread out over varying slopes and on a good day, allow for bit of off-piste powder (there's rarely a good day though).

With no tree-lined runs, if the wind gets up (and it often does!), then there is no shelter for you or the snow other than some sharp wooden fencing or the occasional boulder.  Having said that, if the snow is in the East and the sun is out, Glenshee does have some varied terrain on offer, and on the occasional days there is full cover, you can even get some fresh tracks and avoid the queues if you head over to Glas Maol early doors.

The majority of runs are basic short novice trails with only two steep sections,  the lift system is pretty archaic and somewhat disjointed which often means either walking or bunny-hopping from piste to piste.

Resort Information

Location

External Links

World Ranking

10th

Overall in United Kingdom

  • #4 best freeride
  • #11 best freestyle
  • #7 best piste riding

Advertisement