Hit the slopes this winter

Snow Sports in Scotland

Did you know, here at The Kingsmills we are only a 30-minute drive away from the magnificent Cairngorm Mountains? That means you can easily access a range of exhilarating snow sports during your stay with us in Scotland this winter. The snow sports season usually starts in December and runs until April, depending on the weather. So, let’s take a look at some of the activities on offer …

Skiing

Whether you’re an experienced skier or a complete beginner, the Cairngorms is a magical ski destination in Scotland. It’s the most visited resort in the country. With 35 different runs, the longest stretching for around 3km from top to bottom, plus several freestyle areas throughout. There are three local ski schools, offering lessons from beginner to expert level, for ages 5 and up.  Equipment hire is also available.

Snowboarding

For those who prefer snowboarding, you can hire everything you need to get started. The Cairngorm’s pisted runs and freestyle areas are ideal for this popular winter sport. Again, lessons are available for all levels, from age 5.

Tubing

Tubing is a wonderful winter activity suitable for ages 4 up to adult. Sitting in an inflatable snow tube and whizzing downhill, this is a great family-friendly way to experience the Cairngorms. The Spindrift is the most popular tubing attraction, at 70 m high with two parabolic turns, this high-speed slide is perfect for thrill-seekers.

Snow-covered Cairngorm Mountains in Scotland

Visiting the Cairngorms this winter

Please check all opening times, booking procedures and safety information with Cairngorms National Park before visiting, and ensure you have the right clothing and equipment for your activity. Remember, you may need to book in advance. You should also check the weather forecast and avalanche report on the day.

To find out more about enjoying snow sports in Scotland during your stay at The Kingsmills, contact our team or take a look at our latest Winter Warmer offer.