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Tourism Scotland - Skiing
The Lecht

The LechtThe Lecht

The Lecht, in the north eastern section of the Cairngorms is one of the most intimate and friendly snowsports centres in Scotland. Tucked among the high heathery slopes, the Lecht is compact, supremely well-developed and ultra-convenient, panning out from the A939, better known as the Cockbridge to Tomintoul road.

The surrounding area offers a wide choice of active sports, so now's your chance to take to the water, kayaking or white water rafting on the rivers, explore the area on horseback, scramble up rugged gorges or head off into the hills with your mountain bike. Who said it was going to be a quiet winter?

At the ski centre itself you will find all the facilities you would expect from a large development, but the compact layout makes it so much easier to get onto the slopes and get involved. as well as the 200m plastic slope, the season's snow is complemented by snowmaking facilities covering five runs, increasing the chances of snow-covered runs. Snowboarders have made The Lecht a firm favourite and now have their very own fun park, complete with log slides, table tobs, a gap jump and a half pipe.

The smoothness of the slopes make the Lecht a must for families, especially for those with young children. Beginners and intermediates can safely push themselves on these virtually rock free runs. Furthermore there are red and blue runs around the main nursery area, which even a skilful skier or boarder would thrill to.

With a strong emphasis on convenience the Lecht is the kind of ski area you can visit for even just a day and at very short notice. You can phone ahead with your equipment requirements - skis or boards and boots are computer matched and waiting for you on arrival.

Near the Lecht and beyond, on Deeside, Donside and Moraty, there are plenty of options for outdoor activities which cater for most ages and abilities. Angling on quiet rivers, golfing on some challenging courses, and exploring the breathtaking scenery by horse or on foot are just a few of the options away from the slopes. If you want to take to the water, you can sail off the coast at Findhorn to the north, or have fun in an inflatable power boat. some activity operators in the area offer tuition in anything from abseiling to tank driving, so there's no excuse for doing nothing!

For latest snow, road and weather conditions call Ski Hotline Scotland on 09001 654 657
For general information from the Ski Centre, call them direct on 01975 651 440

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