Lecht Ski Resort
Lecht is a family-friendly ski area located in the Cairngorms National Park and is home to the best beginner terrain in the country.
Although it possesses a modest vertical, there is a surprising amount of variety at Lecht and the learning facilities are first class. These have been boosted by the purchase of an all-weather TechnoAlpin snowfactory, which can produce artificial snow at any temperature to ensure the beginner slopes are covered in the white stuff throughout the season. In good snow, the runs off the Buzzard and Harrier drags offer decent challenges for intermediates upwards.
The Day Lodge is the hub of the resort and is home to the resort’s offices, catering and ski hire facilities, but aside from this there is nothing up on the hill. You’ll need to stay either side of the Lecht Pass (note that the A939 road is prone to closure in bad weather) as there is no accommodation on the mountain. On the Inverness side there is the small village of Tomintoul seven miles away or Grantown-on-Spey twenty miles down the valley, whilst Royal Deeside and the towns of Braemar and Ballater lie on the Aberdeen side of the pass.
As with all Scottish resorts, conditions can at times be unreliable (although the snowfactory has mitigated against this somewhat), but on a good day, skiing in Scotland can rival the world’s best – and you’d be certainly hard pushed to find more spectacular scenery. For this reason stay as flexible as possible and be prepared to drop everything and dash to the mountains when conditions are good!
Our Lecht Resort Ratings
- Beginner ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
- Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Advanced ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
- Lift System ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
- Snowmaking ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Off Snow Activities ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
- Accessibility ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆