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New Research Has Named Glencoe Mountain as One of The Best Places to go Skiing in The UK

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The study, conducted by the team at Blacks looked at factors such as the total length of slopes and the cost of an adult day pass the create a “Ski resort score”.

They then ranked the ski resorts to reveal the best resorts to visit without leaving the UK 

The full study is available here: https://www.blacks.co.uk/blog/world-ski-index-study 

The UK’s best ski resorts and centres 

Rank Ski Resort Total length of slopes (km)Number of ski lifts Cost of an adult’s day passAvailability of equipment hire Ski resort score/10 
2Glencoe Mountain 24.39£35yes8.55
2The Lecht1713£35yes8.55
4Cairngorm Mountain 3211£38yes8.42
5Nevis Range 2013£42yes8.16
6The Snow Centre0.34£42yes6.45
6Gloucester Ski& Snowboard Centre0.53£38yes6.45
8Suffolk Ski Centre0.22£16yes5.66
9Weardale Ski Club 1.22£48yes5.53
10Midlothian Ski Centre0.53£55yes5.13

Glenshee is the UK’s best ski resort, taking first place with an overall score of 9.61/10.

Located in the Southern end of the Cairngorms National Park, Glenshee is the largest ski resort in the UK, boasting 40km of ski slopes which are serviced by 21 ski lifts.

An adult day pass at Glenshee costs €39/£34.

Tied for second place are Glencoe Mountain and The Lecht, both in Scotland. 

Located in the West Highlands, approximately 22 minutes drive from the town of Glencoe, the Glencoe Mountain ski resort provides access to 24.3km of ski slopes with 9 ski lifts in operation.

An adult day pass at the resort costs €41/£35.

Also finishing in second place with a score of 8.55/10 is the Lecht ski resort. 

The resort is located in the Northeastern area of the Cairngorms National Park, about a 90-minute drive West of Aberdeen.

The Lecht has 18km of ski slopes for visitors to enjoy, serviced by 13 ski lifts.

An adult day pass at the resort costs €41/£35.

The study also revealed that: 

  • The best ski resort worldwide is Les 3 Vallees, in Southeastern France. 
  • The best resort for “Apres-ski” is KitzSki in Austria, which has 62 mountain restaurants and ski huts. 
  • The most popular ski resort on Instagram is La Plagne in France, with 102,931 posts. The ski resort is very popular among British skiers and is a common choice for families. 
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