A stay with Wigwam Holidays Glenlivet offers a unique opportunity to explore Scotland’s excellent skiing and snowsports facilities. The cosy glamping retreat shares its name with one of Scotland’s finest whiskies and is based just at the end of Main Street in Tomintoul, famous for being the highest village in the Highlands.
Tomintoul is a popular destination for many outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and skiing, due to its proximity to the Cairngorms mountain range. The village is also well known for its traditional stone-built architecture, with many original 18th and 19th-century buildings still in use today.
Skiing and snowboarding in the Cairngorms can be a great way to experience the Scottish Highlands in the winter. Due to the climate in Scotland, snowfall can be unpredictable, but fortunately, The Lecht Ski Centre enjoys fairly consistent snow so it’s a great option if you’re looking to book a weekend away skiing far in advance. The ski season in the Cairngorms usually runs from December to April, depending on the snow conditions.
Known for being Scotland’s most family-friendly ski centre, The Lecht is only 4 miles away from Wigwam Holidays Glenlivet, set on the Ladder Hills. The centre is known for being Scotland’s most family-friendly ski centre, with a children’s ski school and a variety of ski and snowboard equipment rentals. Equipment hire must be booked by 2 pm the day before you plan to ski.
The ski area has 20 runs, served by 8 lifts. The runs vary in difficulty and are suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. In addition to skiing, visitors can also enjoy other winter activities, such as snow tubing. Overall, The Lecht ‘s a fantastic place to give your family a taste of real British skiing.
Glenshee Ski Centre
Wigwam Holidays Glenlivet is also conveniently located just 1 hour away from The Glenshee Ski Centre, the largest ski area in Scotland. Glenshee takes its name from the Gaelic ‘Glen of the Fairies’ and certainly offers one of the most magical skiing experiences in Scotland!
With 21 ski lifts and 40km of ski runs, the resort offers a variety of terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, including beginner runs, intermediate runs, and challenging off-piste terrain. The centre also provides equipment hire and tuition as well as an on-site shop and cafe. Equipment hire must be booked by 1 pm the day before you ski.
Cross Country Skiing
Cross-country skiing is also a very popular option for Wigwam Holidays Glenlivet guests. If there is heavy snowfall, cross-country skiing is a great way to explore the tracks close to the glamping site. The snow tends to lie deep at Glenmulliach Forest (1 mile south of Tomintoul) and there is a waymarked route suitable for cross-country skiing.
Whether you are a family, couple, or group of friends, staying at Wigwam Holidays Glenlivet is a fun and exciting way to experience the winter outdoors. After an adventurous day of skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, or snowshoeing, you will be delighted to come back to your cosy heated Wigwam Cabin. Sit out on your deck at night and look up to a sea of stars and appreciate the site’s dark sky pedigree.
Give winter glamping a go for a unique experience in the outdoors while enjoying some of the comforts of home. You don’t need to worry about staying warm, with fire pits you’ll be nice and cosy even outside your cabin.