Written on: 23/12/2010
I have just been to Glenshee for the first time. There were great conditions at the mountain today and I was very surprised by the skiable area on the mountain. There are lots of pisted runs and wide open non-pisted areas which had excellent snow cover and very few rocks (which is unusual for Scotland).
The resort is really spread out so there is plenty of room on the slopes. The pomas go across about 4 different valleys so you can travel quite far, going up and down across multiple summits, with lots of off piste in between. I know Glencoe well, have been to Nevis a few times and did a day at Aviemore. Based on my experience today, I'd rate Glenshee as my favourite.
Negatives are that the last 25 miles on the road (driving from Glasgow) are along a pretty bendy stretch which takes a while to drive. If it was an icy day, it might be a bit of a nightmare both driving and on the mountain(but that's true anywhere in Scotland). The pomas weren't really a problem and it's great that there are so many.
I will be going back again. If there were sunny days with snow like today consistently, Glenshee would be comparable with any small resort in Europe.