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Glenshee Ski Centre

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Glenshee Ski Centre is situated 40 miles north of Perth, 67 miles west of Aberdeen, 9 miles south of Braemar.

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 5XU

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The image top is of the A93 Road up from Perth with the Glenshee Mountains in front at the Cairnwell Pass. Large Image.

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. Ski Runs Map.

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 point.

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 into receivership.

2005? - Glenshee Ltd bought the Ski Centre.

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.

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