August 24, 2018

Five UK Ski Resorts to Try This Year

Many people plan a ski trip in the winter and keep an eye on the snow reports to find out when they should book their tickets. However, due to the recent changes in UK weather, you don’t even have to go away to enjoy some snow related fun. There are peaks in Wales, England, and Scotland that are only a few hours away, so you don’t have to plan ahead; simply jump in the car or on the plane and you are ready. Below you will find a few suggestions for your next trip.



Lecht, Aberdeenshire
If you head to Scotland this year hiking, you should check out Lecht 2090, which is over 2,000 feet above sea level. It is a beginners’ resort, so if you are just trying your skis on the first time, this is the place to start. You will be able to stay close to the Cairngorms National Park, go hiking, try snowboarding, and choose from various accommodation options to suit your budget. Further, you will be impressed by the low daily pass prices, too.


Fort William, Scotland
In case you haven’t explored the stunning Nevis range of Scotland yet, head over between January and March and see what’s in store, Unfortunately, snow - like in most UK resorts - is not guaranteed, but you can go on hikes and take some amazing shots for your Instagram feed. When the snow is there, you will be able to take advantage of the 12 lifts and great prices, but there are also dry slopes just in case.



Raise, Cumbria
If you are a huge fan of the Lake District in the summer, you should see it in the winter, too. There are great beginner slopes at the Lake District Ski Club where you can enroll to a beginner’s or advanced training while you are there. You will need to obtain a membership and a season ticket, but - if you get lucky - you can visit every week if you want to and improve your skills. If you just want to give it a go once, guest day tickets are also available.

Weardale Ski Resort, County Durham
While this resort can’t compete with some of the European destinations, such as ski rental in Val d'Isere, you will love the friendly atmosphere and the great pubs nearby,. There are great facilities and accommodation. It is important that you phone before you arrive, to make sure that the lifts are in operation and the resort is not full.

Dry Slopes in Wales, Plas Y Brenin
If you would rather not wait for the snow to arrive and take your chances, you can try one of the great dry slopes in Wales, The Plas Y Brenin resort has not only skiing facilities, but also mountain sports, water rafting, and amazing hiking trails or Wales. Take your bike, get your mountaineering training boosted, or simply take in the fresh air and exercise outdoors.


Next time you are planning a winter trip, consider these UK ski resorts and winter sport centers first.

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