Skiing and Snowboarding

We have 2 ski resorts around a hours drive from Oban both offering different types of skiing.

Glencoe or White Corries is at the eastern end of Glencoe and is one of Scotland’s oldest ski resorts and sometimes it shows! The ski area is accessed by a double chair which leads to the plateau which is not flat as it’s name suggests but has a gentle gradient. The Plateau Poma then gives access to the higher slopes as well as serving as a beginners lift. The main part of the hill has 2 tiers, the lower tier is served by a single chair and a T bar and offers Mugs Alley, where many Scottish skiers have cut their teeth, as well as other relatively short but in parts quite steep pistes.

Above this there is a Poma and a T bar which opens up the upper part of the mountain which has several options from Main Basin, a good red run, through to Flypaper Scotland’s steepest piste. Nevis Range or Aonach Mor is about 4 miles north of Fort William and takes about a 75 minute drive from Oban. Nevis Range is Scotland’s newest ski area and the owners are continuing to develop the skiing. A six man gondola leaves the carpark and finishes right at the Snowgoose restaurant at 2300ft. This means that it is well used year round for people travelling up the mountain to take in the fresh air and have lunch. There are beginners areas around the restaurant but the main skiing is on Snowgoose gully which holds snow well. This area is accessed by a 4 man chair and a T bar.

About 3 years ago a new chair was put in the coire to the north of the summit which has opened up a large amount of extra skiing. The skiing area at Nevis Range is now fairly extensive and for snowboarders there is usually a snowboard area off the 4 man chair which can be very busy at weekend. Scotland has a maritime climate and as such can be unpredictable and in the winter can be very frustrating with heavy snow falls one week and mild rain the next so the snow conditions can be variable to say the least.