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Activities in Aviemore

Skiing and Snowboarding in Scotland

Activities Winter sports

Did you know Scotland's five ski resorts offer the best outdoor skiing and snowboarding in the UK? Surrounded by beautiful Highland and Aberdeenshire scenery, the country's ski centres are accessible from all of Scotland's cities, and offer great opportunities for beginners and seasoned skiers or boarders alike. We have a number of Macdonald Hotels within easy reach of fantastic skiing and snowboarding in Scotland.

The Macdonald Aviemore Resort is located in the country's most famous ski resort the Cairngorms. CairnGorm Mountain has a reputation as one of the most beautiful - and sometimes challenging - places to ski in the UK, as well as boasting Scotland's only funicular railway.  It's also Scotland's most popular ski destination and with over 400 4* hotel rooms, luxury woodland lodges and extensive leisure facilities our Macdonald Aviemore Resort is the best base for any family or group wishing to enjoy a snowsports break in the Highlands.

The reservations team in Aviemore can also arrange all your ski and snowboarding equipment hire and your lift passes for you and have them ready for collection on check-in from their on-site partner SkiNorwest. Just ask at the time of booking and everything you need can be pre-ordered from £65pp.*

Other hotels popular with snowsports enthusiasts include Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel in Perthshire and Macdonald Pittodrie House in Aberdeenshire.

For more hotel information and to check availability use the links below. Visit Scotland also has a great site so you can check the snow conditions in each ski resort before you head away. Please note that our Macdonald Aviemore Resort can get very busy when snow conditions are favourable so you're better to book rooms in advance.

*Ski equipment hire requires minimum 48 hours notice

  • Location Scotland
  • Date range Year round

Where you can stay

MacDonald Avimore Hotel

Macdonald Aviemore Resort 4 Stars

In the very heart of the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands, lies the majestic Macdonald Aviemore Resort. Take a trip to the North of Scotland, and stay amidst ancient Caledonian pine forests at one of three distinctive hotels or one of our cosy, luxury woodland lodges in the glorious Scottish Highlands.

  • 3 Hotels and 18 Woodland Lodges
  • Aspects, Giovanni’s Italian Ristorante and Spey Burger restaurants
  • Aviemore Activity Centre including leisure pool, soft play and activity rooms perfect for families
  • World-class Conference Centre
  • 3D 4K Cinema
  • Luxury Brand Shopping
  • 18 Hole Championship Golf Course
  • Popular destination for Highland Weddings

from £89.00 per room per stay

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Hotel in Kinloch Rannoch

Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel

At Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel our majestic views are truly incredible. Perched above Loch Rannoch, this Highland get-away is supremely comfortable, romantic and steeped in tradition. Relax in luxurious accommodation, delight in simple, delicious food and revive yourself with a range of outdoor and wilderness activities.

  • Tranquil, authentic Highland retreat
  • Stunning views to Schiehallion and Loch Rannoch
  • Multiple indoor and outdoor activities
  • Pets welcomed
  • Pool, gym, sauna
  • Whisky distilleries nearby
  • Castles and waterfalls nearby
  • 30 minutes from Pitlochry, less than 1 hour from Perth

from £64.00 per room per stay

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Hotel near Aberdeen

Macdonald Pittodrie House 4 Stars

Macdonald Pittodrie House is one of the finest 4-star hotels in Aberdeenshire. Set within its own ancient estate, our hotel offers the best of breathtaking scenery and fine facilities. With direct access to 2,400 acres of our beautiful Pittodrie Estate, our hotel is a popular choice for family holidays, business and weddings.

  • Historic country house charm
  • 2,400 acres of Scotland at your disposal
  • Fantastic restaurant onsite
  • 27 luxurious bedrooms
  • Majestic views
  • Golf courses nearby
  • Meeting and conference facilities
  • WiFi throughout
  • Luxury wedding packages

from £75.00 per room per stay

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