If you are planning to go to a ski resort this winter or fall, you might consider Scotland as your holiday destination. The Scottish highlands are always famous for the snow condition, and now gradually occupying notable place in the ski-map for the first class arrangement of winter sports and accommodations. After a modest start, the ski resorts of Scotland are now of similar competency as other popular ski destinations around the world. The country has many exclusive ski resorts with specially designed terrains for downhill skiing and other winter sports.
Scotland has a rich historical heritage of ancient cities and castles, as well as breathtaking scenic beauty with wonderful lakes, mountains and forests. The Scots are famous for their warm hospitality and you can get different types of international foods. Besides, spending time in Scotland can never be boring, as you have many places to visit and many things to do. The ski resorts are generally located in the rural areas at the foothill of mountains. Northern side of Scotland houses most of the ski centres, though some are located in far south.
Many of the tourist spots offer snowboarding and other winter sports along with skiing, while the ski clubs have additional facilities for their members. The clubs also provide special benefits to the new joiners. You don’t have to carry the ski gears if you take the membership of ski clubs, as they will provide you with most of the necessary requirements. You can also relax in the lounge where they will treat you with local hospitality. These lounges are generally free for the members, while the non-members are allowed to enter after paying certain amount of fee. There are rooms for overnight stay, but don’t forget to book them earlier to ensure the availability in peak tourist season. Some of the resorts are highly experienced in arranging school ski trips, as they provide highest standard of safety and health for the beginners and learners. The resorts take maximum care of your comfort and security, so that you can enjoy a hassle-free holiday.
There are also ski packages for the tourists to Scotland, which has many special offers depending on the availability. They cater to everyone’s need, from individual traveller to couples, from families to school and college groups. Most of the packages offer skiing experience at affordable price and include the hotel accommodation, cost of skiing etc. Some of the ski packages also come with travel fee and meal plans. If the budget is not an issue, you can select one from a number of luxury packages.
Some of the most famous ski resorts of Scotland are located in Cairngorm, Glencoe, Glenshee, Nevis and The Lecht. Aviemore resort, located in Caringorm, is a great destination for skiing in morning and early afternoon. Apart from skiing, you can also take part in other activities, like hiking, horse riding, pony trekking, mountain biking etc. Also, you can enjoy great food and exciting night life at Aviemore. Glenshee is the largest among the ski resorts in Scotland, and has a ski training school. The Lecht has the longest skiing season, though it is the smallest among the ski resorts.
The ski resorts in Scotland are generally open from December to late April, and sometimes even later. You will get an excellent value for your money for the unforgettable memories in these amazing destinations.
The ski resorts of Scotland have become popular destinations to the tourists from all over the world. They offer world class services for individual traveller, family, couples, school students and college groups.
Author’s Bio: Nick Carter is associated with a travel agency of UK that offers different package plans. He is in charge of arranging school ski trips for the students and ensuring their good health and safety during the tour.