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Glencoe, Scotland

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Glencoe Mountain Resort
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Glencoe Mountain Resort is Scotland’s original snowsports destination; the first ski lift was opened here in 1956. There are now 7 lifts and 19 pistes to suit every level of skier and snowboarder. From the gentle beginner slopes on the plateau to the steepest and longest slopes in Scotland, Glencoe Mountain Resort has an incredible variety of terrain.

But people don’t just come here for snowsports though!  The area surrounding Glencoe is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world including Buachaille Etive Mor and the Mamores.  On a clear day you can also see the UK’s highest peak (Ben Nevis).

In the summer months, Glencoe becomes a popular destination for mountain bikers, walkers and paragliders. With a fleet of mountain bikes for hire, anyone can access the extensive network of cycling trails at the top of the mountain thanks to the chairlifts which are fitted with bike carriers.

If scenic drives are your ‘thing’, the drive from Glasgow to Fort William, which passes the base of Glencoe mountain, is an absolute must. No road trip through Scotland is complete without driving along the magical A82 through Glencoe to Fort William. Situated on the main route north through the Highlands, the description ‘spectacular’ doesn’t come close to describing the scenery.

 

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Posted: 21/12/2013

Author: Andy Hayward

Category: Europe, Favourite Destinations, Locations

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