Guidebook

The Definitive Guide to Skiing the Ben Nevis Gullies

Unpredictable weather, mythical lines and a legendary mountain add up to a truly unique ski experience.

Description

The mountains of Scotland are famous for many things - wild weather, erratic conditions, adventurous winter climbing and, increasingly, steep skiing. The terrain seems to be designed for skiers, with gullies and bowls littered across the Scottish hills.

No area in the country is more famous than Ben Nevis - the highest mountain in the United Kingdom and the jewel in Scotland's mountainous crown. The mountain is home to some World renowned ice climbing and some of the best gully skiing you will find anywhere on the planet. This is the only guidebook you'll need to ski the finest lines on Britain's finest mountain.

If you're keen for more, check out our guidebooks to Scotland's freeride scene -

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/306/7-freeriding-routes-around-scotland's-iconic-mountain

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/39/scotland's-5-best-freeride-lines

CIC Hut Walk-In
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

CIC Hut Walk-In

Ben Nevis
2 - 3 hrs
5.4 km
642 m
16 m
34 °
The north face of Ben Nevis hosts some of the finest steep skiing in the Highlands, with a huge range of routes accessible straight from the doors of the CIC Hut
Easy
Private
North Castle Gully
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

North Castle Gully

Ben Nevis
0 - 1 hrs
1.2 km
9 m
367 m
49 °
A great pairing with South Castle Gully, if steep and extreme is your aim of the day.
Extreme
Private
South Castle Gully
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

South Castle Gully

Ben Nevis
0 - 1 hrs
1.2 km
8 m
450 m
50 °
Deep cut, steep couloir for the entire length - a great tick.
Extreme
Private
Number 5 Gully
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Number 5 Gully

Ben Nevis
0 - 1 hrs
1.1 km
1 m
511 m
46 °
Stretching down the north face for 350m, Number 5 Gully is the longest of the named Grade I gullies on the north face
Severe
Private
Number 4 Gully
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Number 4 Gully

Ben Nevis
0 - 1 hrs
1.3 km
0 m
486 m
53 °
A great introduction to skiing on the north face, yet still requiring strong technical abilities
Severe
Private
Number 3 Gully
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Number 3 Gully

Ben Nevis
0 - 1 hrs
1.3 km
0 m
544 m
54 °
This is one steep and poker straight gully!
Severe
Private
Number 2 Gully
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Number 2 Gully

Ben Nevis
0 - 1 hrs
1.4 km
5 m
604 m
54 °
Technical, narrow and steep, a hidden gem!
Extreme
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