Guidebook

Scotland's 5 Finest Adventure Ski Tours

Scotland is known for its amazing gully skiing, and after doing these lines you'll understand why!

Description

There are plenty of things to battle when trying to ski in Scotland, not least the weather, which can be utterly wild and change in the space of minutes. Add in the fact that snowfall is erratic and that the approaches are long and you have a serious challenge. The scale of that challenge only makes it feel even more rewarding when you do get a great ski day.

There are 5 ski tours listed here but the reality is that Scotland is home to - literally - thousands of incredible mountains and ski lines. As such, consider this an introduction to what the country has to offer rather than a comprehensive list of classics.

This guidebook contains 4 typically atmospheric and spectacular Scottish ski lines, and perhaps the most famous Scottish tour of them all - the Cairngorm 4000ers. Once you've ticked these off you will have a good idea of what skiing "up north" is all about and are likely to be keen for more!

Easy Gully
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Easy Gully

5 - 6 hrs
14.3 km
922 m
922 m
62 °
A fantastic north east facing ramp that is surrounded by some of the finest winter climbing in the Highlands!
Severe
Private
An Chul-Choire
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

An Chul-Choire

Ben Nevis
2 - 3 hrs
6.0 km
454 m
879 m
45 °
A fantastic way to get way out of the resort boundaries and down into a wild and remote corner of Aonach Mor/Aonach Beag.
Difficult
Private
Tower Gully
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Tower Gully

Ben Nevis
0 - 1 hrs
1.3 km
1 m
658 m
48 °
Starting only slightly below the summit of the Ben, you’ve got a fantastic 650 metres of skiing ahead of you all the way down to the CIC Hut through alpine-like scenery
Severe
Private
Broad Gully
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Broad Gully

Glencoe
4 - 5 hrs
7.2 km
993 m
994 m
48 °
Visible straight from the A82, this extremely aesthetic couloir gives a great day long mission within Glencoe.
Severe
Private
Cairngorm 4000ers Ski Tour
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Cairngorm 4000ers Ski Tour

Cairngorms National Park
1 day +
30.8 km
2,458 m
2,461 m
28 °
This incredible loop is well regarded as one of Scotland's best ski tours
Difficult
Private