Glenshee Ski & Snowboard Centre offers the UK's most extensive skiing and snowboarding facilities.
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Snowsports in Winter, mountain biking and walkingin Summer
Glenshee has runs for all levels of skier from beginner to very advanced
Glenshee was host to the first British Snowboard Championships
There is fantastic ski touring accessible from the Glenshee skiing area.
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The base café runs from first thing in the morning until going home time, it serves fast food and is fully licensed so you can enjoy a gluhwein at the end of the day!
The Cairnwell café and Meall Odhar café open as they become accessible. Latest opening status
Selling all those items you forget to bring, hats, gloves, goggles and more.
Great places to stay around Glenshee from wooden pods to luxury hotels & group lodges.
The new Cairnwell chair lift will be opening everyday weather permitting through out June to end of September serving walkers and climbers exploring the Braemar landscape. We will also open every weekend until June
Ski-Scotland has teamed up with CutMedia, producers of Danny MacAskills The Ridge to bring you some amazing footage of skiing and boarding on Scotlands mountains.
Glenshee or Gleann Shith, (Gaelic for Glen of the Fairies), flanks the highest public road in Scotland which runs through the Cairnwell pass, formerly one of the main historic drove routes from the Highlands to the Lowlands.
Skiing began here in the late thirties when a few enthusiasts who had learned to ski in Europe, came here to practice their new-found sport. Following the war, some of them returned to build simple rope tows, driven off the rear wheel of tractors and in 1957, Dundee Ski Club built the first T-Bar tow on Meall Odhar.
As skiing grew in popularity, five of these pioneers reached an agreement to lease the land from Invercauld Estate and went on to form Glenshee Chairlift Company Limited, which operated the ski area until May 2004.
In December 1962, with the completion of Cairnwell Chairlift and a small café, the area opened to the public and enjoyed fantastic snow conditions. So, emboldened by success, Sunnyslope T-Bar was built in the summer of 1963.
Unfortunately, through a cruel twist of fate, that winter was a wash out and the new tow operated for just seven days.However, despite this disappointing start, the commitment to development over the years has made Glenshee the largest Ski Centre in the UK, with 21 lifts and tows running over 4 mountains and 3 valleys.The Glenshee Chairlift Co Ltd was forced into receivership in May 2004 but a management buyout by Glenshee Ltd ensures that skiing and snowboarding continues at the Glenshee Ski Centre.
Photos courtesy Bob Benzies, director of the original Glenshee Chairlift Company Ltd.
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