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Glenshee Ski Centre, Braemar
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Family day out yesterday up the hills. An return thought we would stop for coffee. Mocha and hot chocolate. Total rubbish couldn't tell the difference between them and dish water. Was going to complai... read more »
mike w w
A decent enough coffee and scone were taken and I was served by friendly staff. The location is everything here though, the interior is not planned that well so many seats give no real view outside so... read more »
We took a drive through Glenshee and stopped off at the ski centre. My husband knew that one of the ski lifts operated in the summer , I assume weather permitting. It was a lovely day and we were in l... read more »
Skied Glenshee Sunday 14th and Monday 15th Feb 2016. Great snow conditions, reasonably well prepared pistes, great weather today!! but......when the conditions are right, why can't Glenshee get their act together and gets the lifts up and running to avoid long queues? I don't want to go on and on with negative comments, but here are some suggestions for improving the customer experience (and I've been skiing Glenshee for 20 years!) a) Train up enough lift attendants to call in when conditions are good, especially when the schools are on holiday! I understand that many local farmers and estate workers can come in at short notice. b) Why not advertise for retired customers who happen to be skiers as well and train them up and call them in when Glenshee is going to be busy. They work half day as a lift attendant and ski free the other half of the day! Simple?
Booking equipment hire on the website seems to be a bit hit & miss. After I'd entered all our vital statistics for the whole family and clicked 'confirm' I promptly received the email acknowledging the request. However, the booking confirmation did not follow as promised so I called the Glenshee Ski Centre. When I finally got through to some-one, they said I must have done something wrong. I was told to just do it all again and hope for the best!
Ritchie Gilchrist MRICS
Having been concentrating on skiing in Europe over the past 5 years I felt it was time to return to skiing in Scotland. Surely the resorts have upped there game ?! I visited Glenshee yesterday and was disappointed. Unfortunately the run up from Glasgow was slow with horrendous traffic and as such we didn't get to the resort until around 1015. This meant that we had to park some considerable distance from the ticket office. We were not alone in trudging along the A83. Might have been nice if the resort might have laid on some buses! When we got to the ticket office we were dismayed to note that the queue for the ticket office was right across the building. Upon investigation there were only 2 people serving inside. As such it took 1h45m to get our equipment. So we didn't actually get skiing until 1200-but we were not allowed to have a half day ski ticket as this didn't start until 1215-ridiculous! We did venture into the cafe whilst waiting for our equipment and of course another ridiculous queue with only 2 people serving! No tables had been cleared-unacceptable. No Vodafone signal! NO WIFI-what get a grip! The poma tows are really past there best and are difficult to use with a considerable number of people falling off as a result of poorly groomed tracks. Poor signage-but you expect that in Scotland. Never quite sure if you are on piste or off and as to what level of run your on-impossible! Pleased to see some new chairlifts and the new chair being constructed. Would be nice if they were planned to avoid walking uphill with skis and boots! Generally though the runs were in good condition. However holes, gulleys and obstacles were generally unmarked. Must have a good insurance policy! Maybe Glenshee has given up in trying to compete with Europe but a £99 for 2 people for the day incl Hire equipment-Europe doesn't seem so expensive! I do thing a bridge over the A83 is required-i wonder how many people have nearly been wiped out by a lorry on its way to Braemar! We enjoyed the skiing but felt that the customer is regarded as a second rate citizen! Come on Glenshee lead the way-you must have made some considerable money yesterday!
ok ski centre, MISERABLE ski patrol and lift workers, and the man thats in charge of the carpark has serious issues, would not recommend going here if you dont like rude, miserable workers who you are paying partly for!
Based on the skiable terrain alone this would be a lovely resort. However after 21 years of skiing I can say this is the worst organized resort I've been too. Huge lines for rental equipment, and most of it horrendous. About 10 years old and beaten to hell. Not to mention some very sullen techs. The sheer amount of flat terrain is hellish, with it being an uphill trek to almost every lift. The whole of this resort is about 20-30 years out of date. With a supposed hourly lift capacity of 16'000 you would expect more than you get. Both with regards to condition of t-bars, as well as the cafes and lodge. About 30 tables across the whole resort and maybe 4 bathrooms. No place to store clothing or equipment during your day, so you either have to carry it with you or walk it back to your car. If they upgraded their facilities I would happily return, as the skiable terrain is quite varied and interesting. For the foreseeable future though I will only be using the car park as a base to ski tour from.
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