Scotland's largest ski resort is based in Aberdeenshire. Glenshee Ski Center covers 790 ha/7.9 km² and with its 22 lifts and 36 runs, it's the UK's largest snow-sports resort. Mountains’ altitude can reach up to 1245 m/4084 ft, so expect to find rough conditions with quite a few black runs.
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Snowboarding in Leysin Ski Resort, Leysin, Switzerland
But one of the best reasons to visit Leysin during winter, is the Leysin Ski Resort. The mountain where the resort is located offers a top elevation of 7217 ft/2199 m and vertical drop of 3074 ft/937 m. It offers a skiable terrain of 0.24 km²/60 ac and runs for 62 mi/99.7 km, suitable for all skill levels.
For the most advanced snowboarders, the snow park is one of the most well equipped and updated in the area. There are many obstacles for the freestyle fans such as hips, rails, gaps, step ups and downs and so much more, plus a super-pipe of more than 16.4 ft/5 m high. All these elements guarantee to the rider maximum fun and adrenaline on an alpine playground.
Because of its famous snow-park, Leysine is a center stage for many important extreme snowboard events and one of the stops for the Nescafe Champs part of the World Snowboard Tour. Prepare yourself for an exciting freestyle snowboard action in a magical playground, such as the Swiss Alps. For accommodation, do stay in a hotel or chalet in the village because there are many events and happenings during the competitions.