The best skiing and snowboarding in the UK

Invercauld Estate is home to the Glenshee Ski Centre. A 14-minute drive along the A93 from Braemar, it is the UK’s largest winter resort. Offering nursery slopes for beginners, 26 blue and red runs for intermediates and two black runs for the more advanced, the Centre caters for all skiing and snowboarding abilities. Glenshee’s 25 miles of pistes extend over three valleys and four Munros to give a vastly enjoyable experience. Appropriately equipped and skilled ski-tourers and mountaineers can also enjoy the rolling plateaux around Glenshee or head for the higher Cairngorm tops for classic traverses on their high summits. The largest ski lift in the country, the Cairnwell chairlift, creates access to various areas depending on your nerve and skill. There are also up to three cafes to choose from.

Ski and snowboard hire and instruction are available but remember to book online.