The Lecht Visitor Guide
The Lecht is composed of largely parallel roadside drag lifts, it also invested in snow making technology in recent seasons, paying dividends in snow cover through unpredictable Scottish winter weather.
It also offers a range of alternatives to skiing and boarding and opened a new £1m base lodge with all facilities. it has direct access to 20 individual pistes, served by 14 ski lifts.
The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable able to augment natural snow, on 4km of ski runs, with 6 Snow Cannons, the 14 Ski Lifts are able to uplift 10,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.
This a a very compact ski area - with the the skiing only a short distance from the car park, here you can find every level of skier from beginner to racer.
For first time skiers there is an excellent nursery area with five tows specifically for beginners,
Petrel, Bunting, Wren and Robin are all easy green runs, easily accessible from the car park.
- The Lecht Latitude: 57.2628 Longitude: -3.51134
- The lecht Postcode AB36
Grouse, Eagle and Osprey are all intermediate blue runs while advanced skiers can enjoy the more challenging Buzzard and Falcon.
For expert skiers there is the Harrier, a challenging black run, racers can time themselves on the race piste with its own computer timing system and Rapid slalom poles. A big plus point for the Lecht is that being inland it's more sheltered than some other Scottish ski resorts, therefore avoiding high winds.
The Lecht was one of the first areas in Scotland to offer snowboard instruction and has subsequently hosted numerous competitions, its fun park is well equipped - it has table tops, log slides, gap jumps and a full-length half-pipe so freestyle facilities are excellent.
he resort offers plenty of varied terrain for boards with the Buzzard and Falcon runs offering challenging terrain and the Harrier black run testing even the most experienced rider.
The Lecht Map