Glenshee Ski Centre is situated 40
miles north of Perth, 67 miles west of
Aberdeen, 9 miles south of
The Centre can be visited all year
with Skiing in winter. The rest of the
year the Centre is popular with people
driving this stretch of road, the highest
A road in the UK at 670m / 2199 ft, known
as the Cairnwell Pass. Postcode: AB35
See also a large Click On
Map for Top Attractions in the area.
The image top is of the A93 Road up
from Perth with the Glenshee Mountains in front
at the Cairnwell Pass. Large
The Glenshee Ski Centre has many lifts and
tows on 3 Mountains over 3,000ft. The west side
mountains are the Cairnwell 933m / 3,061ft, and
Carn Aosda 917m / 3,009ft. The east side
mountain is Glas Maol 1,068m / 3,504ft.
These Mountains are popular for hiking all
year round. The Ski Lifts can be used in winter
to the top of Cairnwell, and half way up Glas
Maol. The Cairnwell Lift operates all year
taking you up to about 100 feet from the summit
This is a great way for people that are not
fit enough to hike to the top to experience the
thrill of being on top of a mountain with views
for 50 miles all around in clear days.
If hiking in Winter, make sure and have the
right clothing, compass, crampons, ice axe, and
know how to use them.
Glenshee Ski Centre History
1930s - skiing began at Glenshee by
enthusiasts for fun.
1940s late - a tow was installed driven off
a tractor wheel.
1957 - Dundee Ski Club built the first T-Bar
tow on Meall Odhar.
1962 - the Cairnwell Chairlift and a small
cafe were opened.
1963 - the Sunnyside T-Bar was opened.
2004 - the Glenshee Chairlift Co Ltd went
2005? - Glenshee Ltd bought the Ski
The centre now has three chairlifts, three
T-bar lifts, and sixteen button lifts.
2012 - a chairlift from the ski centre car
park to the Cairnwell Cafe was completed.
2012? - the Cairnwell Chairlift was replace
by a modern 3 seat Poma Chair.