Glenshee resort review
Lift count : 3 x Chairlifts 19 x Drag-lifts
Ride area 2000 acres 40km
Pass (Low/High Season) : £30.00 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.READ NEXT: Freeriding, terrain parks and Pistes