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Howe of Torbeg is ideally situated to access 2 of Scotland's ski resorts, The Lecht & Glenshee.


Both are approximately half an hour's drive away. Both run ski schools & hire equipment & both have recently invested in snow making equipment to improve conditions.

The Lecht 2090 (found at 2090 feet above sea level) offers 20 runs (seven green, nine blue, three red, and one black) reaching a maximum height of 780 metres and can be accessed via its 12 lifts - mostly drags, but there is also one chairlift.

The compact ski area of Lecht is particularly well suited to beginners but has some great terrain for intermediates and for just having a blast about having fun whatever your ability. The recently launched Penguin Park is designed for children from the age of 2 up to 8, and features Burton Riglet Snowboards, with the riglet reel cable - the easiest way to teach your mini ones how to shred!


Intermediates have a good choice of blue runs, while experts take on the challenging Harrier run and time themselves on the racing piste with its own computer timing system. Lecht is also complete with a funpark equipped with table tops, jumps, log slides, and a halfpipe.

Glenshee Ski Centre boasts the most extensive skiing area in Scotland with 40 kilometres of downhill runs over four mountains. Its 36 slopes are served by Scotland's largest ski lift system.


The 22 lifts take skiers and snowboarders to a maximum height of 1068 metres altitude. The ski area suits all levels with 10 green runs, 13 blue, 13 red, and two black.

Get cosy after your day on the slopes in our Snug with a roaring fire, or head into Ballater for some food!


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