Winter brings a whole new beauty to the Glencoe and Glen Nevis area, and some serious fun for those who like a challenge.
Strathassynt Guest House and Self-catering cottage makes a perfect base whether you’re into skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing, winter walking or pretty much any winter activity you like.
Skiing and Snowboarding
Located pretty much right between Glencoe Mountain (25 minutes), and the Nevis Range Mountain Resort (35 minutes), we’re the perfect place for skiers and snowboarders who like a little variety in their downhill pursuits.
The oldest ski area in Scotland (according to their blurb), Glencoe Mountain has 8 lifts and 20 runs. With some nice gentle beginners slopes, and the longest and steepest (according to their blurb) runs in Scotland, skiers and snowboarders of all levels are catered for here.
The Nevis Range offers a variety of terrain from gentle beginners slopes to very difficult off-piste runs on the back corries. A look at the piste map, gives you an idea of the scale of the skiing and snowboarding available.
The Ice Factor in Kinlochleven is only 15 minutes from Strathassynt by car, and offers indoor rock climbing and ice wall, the latter of which is the largest of its kind in the UK. It’s a great day out for those who like a challenge, and with varying degrees of difficulty on offer, there’s fun for all the family.
If your ice walls outdoors, and you’re up for facing the freezing temperatures and some really tricky climbs, Glencoe is the place for you. There are a number of guides in the area who cater for individuals and groups, and offer winter training as well. If this is your thing, we can put you in touch.