Ski Tour and Freeride the Wild Cairngorm Mountains

The challenges of Scotland's unpredictable weather and conditions only add to the enjoyment of skiing these beautiful ski lines!

Freeride Skiing, Ski Touring Easy, Moderate, Difficult

Also in Highland, United KingdomMoray, United Kingdom

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Ben Macdui via the Fiacaill Ridge Mar 2014
Ben Macdui via the Fiacaill Ridge Mar 2014 Photo: young_gedi

Description

If the conditions are good and the sun is shining, there aren't many better places in the World to ski than Scotland. The problem with skiing in the country is that that "if" is quite a big one! The weather is notoriously changeable and the conditions can barely be predicted from one week to the next, so prepare accordingly and don't expect to tick this list off quickly unless you get very lucky.

There's a combination of lift accessed freeride lines and 3 ski tours in this guidebook, including the gem in Scotland's touring crown - the Cairngorms 4000ers tour. Getting that one ticked off really is a major achievement and you'll need a high level of fitness and determination to do it, as well as a bit of luck.

Once you've worked your way through these routes, try heading West and checking out the epic skiing there is to be had on and around Ben Nevis -

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