Winter Activities in Perthshire

When considering a winter activity holiday, Scotland may not be the first destination that comes to mind but Perthshire in Scotland offers you a wide and varied range of winter activities.

Carn nan Gabhar summit of Beinn a' Ghlo

If you are an experienced skier or a novice who’s always wanted to try, then Glenshee could be your perfect destination. With an extensive nursery slope, 26 blue and red runs and two black runs including the famous Tiger Run, Glenshee is the UK’s foremost ski centre.

Five day lift passes cost £116 for an adult and £76 for a child. Equipment hire for five days is £60 for adults and £24 for children. Hiring an instructor will cost extra.

Ben on Glas Moal, Glenshee

If your tastes run more to quieter pursuits then you may prefer to opt for a course in wildlife photography at the famous Gleneagles Hotel. You will have the opportunity to spend the day in the beautiful countryside surrounding Gleneagles.

Your trip will be led by a gamekeeper with extensive knowledge of the area and each trip can be tailored to your specific needs and requirements. A half day trip costs £320 per guest and full day trips can be arranged on request.

The Gleneagles Hotel

Perthshire offers the opportunity for a really unique adventure if you are looking for something new and challenging. Perthshire has some of the best ice falls in the UK and experienced instructors will take you on either half day or day courses in ice climbing. Courses cost £125 for a half day and £250 for a full day course.

Falls of of Dochart

Scotland is a favourite destination for walking holidays and winter walking in Perthshire gives the opportunity to view the most dramatic scenery. Excursions can be booked with qualified instructors and you can hire specialist equipment such as boots, crampons and ice axes for £30 per day. A full day trip costs £85 per person.

Shed in snow

Perthshire offers many opportunities for different winter activities and perhaps one of the most unusual will appeal to both young and old. Learning to build a snow fort or an igloo would be fun for the whole family. The half day session will teach you how to use snow block in ancient building techniques.

Perthshire is a beautiful destination for a holiday in any season. Choosing a winter trip there will allow you to choose from such a wide range of activities that you are bound to find something to suit everyone.

*This article was brought to you by The Gleneagles Hotel


  1. stephen west says

    Perhaps for me the winter is without doubt the best time of the year to visit Scotland and particularly Perthshire, the air is clean and fresh, the landscape in a beautiful carpet of white which has a calming affect on anyone who goes there or lives there, it is a million miles away from the madding hustle and bustle of city and town life.

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