Altitude: 360-1070 Meters

Glencoe Mountain in short

  • Oldest ski area in Scotland
  • Good steep skiing and off-piste
  • Family-friendly

Scotland’s oldest ski area, Glencoe Mountain (360m-1070m) is located on Scotland’s west coast and offers spectacular views of the Buchaille Etive Mòr and Rannoch Moor. Terrain is evenly balanced between beginner, intermediate and advanced. Glencoe boasts some of the country’s best steeps, among them the Fly Paper, which has an altitude drop of 500m and is renowned for being Scotland’s steepest pisted run. In total, the ski area has 24km of slopes spread out over some 20-odd runs.

The ski area has 9 lifts, including the new three-person Rannoch Chair. On good days, the mountain has some excellent off-piste possibilities to the left of the Access Chair. Higher up is a plateau with the nursery slopes, and higher up still the intermediate area with a good assortment of red and blue slopes and the infamous steep black piste, the Fly Paper. As always in Scotland, snow cover is not guaranteed and it’s best to check the weather report before venturing up to Glencoe. Although there is no real town attached to the ski area, there is a small campsite at Glencoe Mountain itself with a fully licensed bar. The tiny town of Glencoe is about a twenty-minute drive away, but most visitors to Glencoe ski area choose to stay in Fort William.

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Overview of slopes and lifts in Glencoe Mountain


Ski lifts

Additional information

Blue slopes7 km Drag lifts6Start of the seasonNovember
Red slopes10 km Chair lifts2End of the seasonApril
Black slopes7 km Gondola lifts0Glacier
Off-piste0 km Train0Min. altitude360 m
Total24 km Capacity5800 Pers./HourMax. altitude1070 m

travelResorts in Glencoe Mountain ski area

Off-piste & freestyle in Glencoe Mountain

Snow parks 0Tables
Half pipeBoxes
Quarter pipeRails
BoardercrossOff-piste allowed
KickersOff-piste zone

Ski pass prices (low season)

Low season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Glencoe Mountain GBP 108.00 GBP 150.00

Ski pass prices (high season)

High season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Glencoe Mountain GBP 120.00 GBP 192.00

Blogs about Glencoe Mountain

25 May 2019 by Danielle in 'Latest news'' | 0

It was the third worst ski season on record at most Scottish ski resorts. The lack of snow coupled with strong winds and warm temperatures made for abysmal skiing conditions. The total number of skier days across all Scottish resorts (Cairngorm, The Lecht, Glenshee, Glencoe and Nevis Range) was expected to total around 55 000, one of the worst years on record. This is in comparison with the 2017-18 ski season, when the total number of skier days in Scotland totalled almost 250 000 thanks to the ... More ›

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