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List of artificial and indoor ski slopes in Scotland

Written by Fiona

November 22 2018

Artificial ski slopes are great for learning to ski and snowboard all year round and for honing your skills in the run up to the winter season. Here is a list of Scotland’s artificial ski slopes plus an indoor “real snow” slope.

Scotland’s indoor and artificial slopes

Skiing and Snowboarding at Snow Factor, Scotland’s only indoor slope. Credit: Visit Scotland

Snow Factor

Where: Soar at intu Braehead, near Glasgow

What’s on offer: A beginners’ slope as well as a 200m indoor slope covered with 1,700 tonnes of man-made snow.

Hire snowboard or skis, or bring your own. Group lessons and one-to-one coaching available.


Aberdeen Snowsports Centre.

Aberdeen Snowsports Centre

Where: Garthdee, near Aberdeen city centre.

What: Snow-flex nursery slope with a travellator and rope tow;  two 80m long dendex  slopes, as well as a snowflex slope with jumps, rails, boxes, moguls and a quarter pipe. There’s also a tubing slope and wooden cabin party hut. 


Alford Ski Centre

Where: Alford, 25 miles from Aberdeen.

What: A 70m Dendix slope with poma lift, 30m trainer slope with magic carpet lift, flood-lighting, and tubing for groups and individuals.


Bearsden Ski & Board Club

Where: Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire.

What: 100m Dendix main slope, a nursery slope made of a soft snow-flex surface and one of the top freestyle slopes in the country. Lessons, camps, tubing and much more.


Firpark Ski Centre

Where: Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire,

What: 120m artificial ski slope with tuition in skiing, snowboarding and blading, as well as snow tubing.


Glasgow Ski & Snowboard Centre, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow. Credit: Visit Scotland.

Glasgow Ski & Snowboard Centre

Where: Bellahouston Park, Glasgow.

What: Four floodlit artificial slopes, instruction and lessons, a modern café/bar and plenty of free parking.


Insh Hall Ski School & Ski Lodge

Where: Kingussie, Highlands

What: 60m long artificial ski slope.

See: Loch Insh skiing

Lagganlia Centre for Outdoor Learning

Where: Kincraig in the Cairngorms National Park.

What: 60m artificial slope using the latest technology in ski mats. There is a poma for uplift.


Midlothian Snowsports Centre. Credit: Visit Scotland

Midlothian Snowsports Centre

Where: Biggar Road, near Edinburgh in the Pentland Hills Regional Park.

What: The longest artificial ski slope in Europe that has been the training location of 29 Olympians.


Newmilns Snow and Sports Complex

Where: Newmilns, East Ayrshire.

What: Skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing on an artificial slope.


Polmonthill Ski Centre

Where: Near Falkirk, Stirlingshire.

What: 100m artificial ski slope, as well as a shorter nursery slope where kids as young as three can enjoy lessons.


Also check out: Ski Scotland slopes.

Other Scottish skiing blogs:

Skiing in Scotland: Where is the steepest, longest, oldest, newest?

What’s it like to ski the Flypaper in Glencoe?

Half-term fun at Scottish ski resorts.

  • This blog post is published in association with Ski-Scotland.

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