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Royal Deeside, where Aberdeenshire meets the Cairngorms National Park, is a hot spot (no pun intended) for winter sports enthusiasts.
Each year, thousands of devotees head to the imposing mountains to experience skiing and snowboarding at our two purpose built ski centres. The Lecht 2090, found at 2090 feet above sea level has 12 lifts and all equipment and clothing can be hired on the day so there’s no excuse not to visit!
Glenshee has the UK’s largest lift system home to 22 lifts and its 36 runs extend over three valleys and four mountains. The centre also has its own snowsport school, making it suitable for beginners through to advanced skiers/snowboarders.
And if you want to stay in the city, not to worry, you can also perfect your ski and snowboarding technique at the city’s very own dry-ski slope. As well as the basics you can also learn freestyle, racing and adaptive skills too.
For those less into extreme sports but still hoping to try something new, Aberdeen’s ice rink is located close to the city centre and welcomes ice-skaters of all abilities. Make sure to catch the Aberdeen Lynx in an ice hockey match too.
Please always follow the Scottish Outdoor Access code.