When the snow arrives the Cairngorms comes alive with skiers. Two of Scotland’s five ski centres – Glenshee and Lecht – are only a 40min drive from the hostel.

Glenshee lies on the A93 near Braemar on the road from Blairgowrie. Glenshee is the largest ski and snowboard area in Scotland and home to the infamous Tiger, one of the most challenging black runs around.

Lecht lies on the A939 between Tomintoul and Strathdon and has something for everyone. It is particularly good for families and beginners with excellent nursery slopes and even a magic carpet to help get you started!
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