We're happy to announce that from Monday 23rd July our XC and Black DH will be open daily and even happier to announce that the Red DH will be open daily from Friday 27th July!
The Red DH has undergone some major changes due to the construction of our new access track and it now includes berms, rollers, jumps and some technical rocky sections. The track will continue to evolve over the next year and will still be sections that our hard working bike track team are fine tuning/completing so there might be some small diversions.
Glencoe Mountain Resort has trails to suit all abilities of rider, from the valley floor to the Chairlift accessed Downhill and Cross Country tracks. View Trail Map.
Black Route This technical and steep DH track is only for those who have skill and experience on DH tracks, it is very rocky with hairpins, berms and drops.
Red Route The red route had a significant rebuild this year to make it even better than before! Expect back to back berms, bumps, jumps and a little tech to keep you on your toes. 3 sections are currently open which join onto and are linked up by the road. All features are rollable or have ride-arounds.
"There were 3 of us - two forty something DH beginners and a 10 year old we can't keep up with. The 10 year old is a competent DH rider and loved the track happily riding a DH bike and a lighter all mountain bike on the track, taking in a lot of the jumps on he way down. He thinks it is a perfect track for him to develop his skills and speed before stepping up to the Glencoe and Fort William black runs. My skills are that I'm a competent red XC rider and was initially struggling with the loose track, gnarly rocks and steepness. By the end of our day I had developed a lot more confidence tackling and achieving most of the gnarly bits. Loved it!" Roe McKenzie
With a day pass you are able to ride the trails as many times as you like using our chairlift.
Cross Country - XCPlateau Trails Our chairlift accesses our blue, red and black XC trails on the plateau which offer great cross country/enduro riding and amazing views from above the valley. The trails are a mix of Land Rover track climbs and natural mountain biking on marked trails. Some mountain bike experience is required. Our Plateau and DH trails are accessible by the chairlift so once you have your lift pass head up to the chair and our lift operators will help you get your bike on.
West Highland Way Stretching from Glasgow to Fort William the West Highland way is 94 miles long, you don’t have to do the whole route though! From Glencoe Mountain Resort, Bridge of Orchy is only 11 miles and Kinlochleven is just 9 miles away, the route south offers an easier trail and the route north is more technical with the infamous ‘devils staircase’ to consider. To access the West Highland Way simply ride down the access road towards the cottage and you will see a trail to the right heading south, for rides towards the north carry on along the access road, cross the A82 and join the trail heading left along the valley.
Rannoch Public Path Accessed from the West Highland Way this then splits off to the right at the Kingshouse for a gentle climb on Land Rover track up to a viewpoint near the mast.'
Road Glencoe Mountain Resort is the perfect place to start a road cycling route from, with a circuit of 80 miles round past Ballachullish, Glen Etive and Tyndrum and other routes to choose from, once you have conquered the roads you can relax and refuel in our café.
Bike Hire Glencoe Mountain Resort is pleased to offer Kona mountain bikes for hire, we have a range of cross country bikes to suit all sizes, including kids bikes. We also have Kona Stinky downhill bikes should you wish to take on the DH trail. Bike hire costs £25 for adult XC bikes, £20 for kid's bikes and £50 for downhill bikes (DH bikes include body armour), bike hire includes helmets, locks and puncture kit, we also have body armour available for downhill riding. More information on the bikes available and the hire prices.
Weather forecast: Saturday 23rd February. Chairlift currently on hold due to high winds, will reassess at 2pm. Strong Southerly wind, easing as the day goes on. A dry bright morning, clouding over in the afternoon.
Current Weather conditions:
Moderate SW wind, overcast and showery
Wind Direction: N
Lifts Operating:0 of 8 Available Uplifts.
Lifts Opening:1 of 8 Available Uplifts.
Runs Open:Plenty of snowfactory snow for beginner ski and snowboard lessons up on the mountain. Still good conditions for sledging. Currently not enough snow for lift assisted snowsports. Both cafes and accommodation open as normal.
News: Looks like signs of snow in the forecast again from the start of March. Keep up the snow dancing.