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Glencoe Ski Resort Guide

Glencoe, Scotland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift1,108m3,635ft
Resort Height305m1,001ft
 Nearest AirportsGlasgow and Inverness
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The Scottish ski resort of Glencoe is at an altitude of 305m1,001ft.


Glencoe has direct access to 17 marked pistes, served by a total of 9 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Glencoe offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Glencoe.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'The Flypaper'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Glencoe?

The next notable snow forecast is 7cm3in, expected on 31 October.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Glencoe

Ski Area Stats

Glencoe Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Glencoe Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,108m3,635ft
Lowest Piste305m1,001ft
Resort Altitude (Glencoe)305m1,001ft
Max Vertical803m2,635ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Glencoe
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Glencoe?

This ski resort is in Highland, Scotland, Scotland.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Glencoe is Glasgow, 111 minutes drive away.

Inverness, Edinburgh and Prestwick airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The nine ski lifts are able to uplift 4,300 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Glencoe open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November (Fully weather dependent - sometimes opens in November), and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Glencoe Piste Map

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Glencoe, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Glencoe Tourist Office for the latest.

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