Snow. It’s a wonderful thing isn’t it? It’s one of the few things that can make a whole office stop what they’re doing and run to the window to communally watch the small soft white flakes float majestically to the ground. Snow means Christmas and holidays are near, and for some that spells a skiing or snowboarding trip to some wonderful far flung country.
But… The thing is, it doesn’t have to be far flung. Scotland has recently been named one of the top 15 best value skiing destinations in Europe. And to be more specific, Cairngorm. In fact the place is already covered in snow and pretty chilly too, with the temperature over the next few days looking to drop to -4C.
Beginner or pro, Cairngorm Mountain has a lot to offer. And if you’re not into skiing or snowboarding, you can always do a spot of sledging, walking or climbing. Being one of the coldest and wildest places in Britain, the Cairngorms offer some of the best rock and winter climbing. And if you’re a keen photographer, I hear the Mountain Garden has some beautiful wild flowers.
Cairngorm earlier this year