There are five main ski resorts. The Cairgorm, The Lecht, The Nevis Range, Glencoe and Glenshee.
The Cairngorms is the largest area of Artic mountain landscape in the Scottish Isles. It is also the longest established resort. There has been huge investment in the resort restaurants, shops and an interactive mountain experience exhibition to name just a few.
Three of the five resorts are located within the Cairngorm National Park. Cairngorm mountain, Glenshee and Lecht Ski centre.
Aviemore is about ten miles from the Cairngorms and is part of the Cairngorn National Park in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, and is a super family resort with much to keep all tastes occupied. Indoors and outdoors and not all activities involve skiing. Horse riding and pony trekking, gorge walking, sailing, golf and if you would like to give skiing a try the dry ski slope is not quite so daunting.
All sorts of accommodation is available, hotels, guest houses, hostels and self catering.
The Lecht ski centre is situated in the north east , in quite a remote area in the A939 between Cockbridge and Tomintoul. The Lecht is excellent for families and beginners and has superb nursery slopes and first class teaching facilities. The Lecht is also a designated snowboarding park.
Glenshee ski centre is south if the Cairngorms near Braemar Glenshee is probably the largest snowboarding and skiing area in Scotland. The varied skiing and boarding options makes Glenshee a popular venue and if you enjoy cross country skiing you can enjoy the high plateau routes.
Glencoe ski centre is about and hour and a half's drive from Glasgow, on the road to Fort William. Glencoe holds the record for the steepest on-piste run in Scotland, called the fly paper. Glencoe is recognised as a world speed skiing centre. But rest assured there is a ski and snowboarding school for beginners.
The Nevis Range. Fort William. Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Britain and is a true all year round sports and activity destination. The ski centre is probably the newest resort and has excellent facilities. Equipment hire, cafe, numerous lifts and about 35 runs. There is also a crèche. There are good off piste runs for the experienced and Nevis has become very popular for snowboarding and is ideal terrain for carving and cruising.
The Nevis range is regarded by many as the best.