Bord silly: there’s always something more _ gou'tlandish going on


It’s exhilarating and outlandish. It’s Scotland in winter and we’ve got 171 ways to enjoy it. Words: James Smart

KEY TO RUNS Black: scary Red: difficult Blue: intermediate Green: easy

Cairngorm Mountain Aviemore, lnverness-shire. 01479 861261. Snow report: 09001 654 655. www.cairngormmountain.com. Recently named as “most improved European resort' after the completion of the funicular, which takes skiers and snowboarders to new dizzy heights. This is an excellent resort for intermediates. 19 runs (3 green. 6 blue. 9 red. 1 black). Off-piste skiing. Ski and

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snowboard schools and hire. Ski guiding.

Prices: One-day lift pass: adult 924. student 5218. junior S315. Ski hire: adult $15. junior Cl 1.50. Snowboard hire: adult $315. junior 9.1 1.50. Instruction: class (1.5hr) 220. private (1.5hr) 5338. Special one-day beginners' rate: adult $50. junior $45 (includes pass. hire and tuition).

By road: just off the A9 at Aviemore. By rail: nearest station is AViemore.

Glencoe Ski Centre Kingshouse, Glencoe, Argyll. 01855 851226. Snow report: 09001 654658 www.5ki-glencoe.co.uk The closest ski centre to Glasgow and home to the famous 'Fly Paper' the steepest on-piste run in Scotland. An

excellent playground for advanced skiers and fantastic natural snowboarding terrain. It's also a good ‘snow holder“. so a good bet at the beginning and the end of the season. 19 runs (4 green. 6 blue. 7 red. 2 black). Off-piste skiing. Ski and snowboard schools and hire. Sledging. Prices: One—day lift pass: adult $20. student 5217. junior 5312. Ski hire: adult 5.716. junior $18. Snowboard hire: £717.

Instruction: class (2hr) 212. private

(1 hr) 222. Special one-day beginners' rate: adult $40. junior $30 (includes pass. hire and two hours' instruction). By road: situated on the A82 between Kinlochleven and Bridge of Orchy.

By rail: nearest stations are in Fort William and Bridge of Orchy.

Glenshee Ski Centre Cairnwell, by Braemar, Aberdeenshire. 01339 741320. Snow report: 09001 654656 www.5ki-glenshee.co.uk.

This is an all-rounder of a place. spread across three valleys With runs for all standards. Especially good terrain for intermediates. Famous for its awesome black ‘Tiger' run for mogul fanatics and host to the first