Photo: Russ Shea
When most people think about snowboarding in the UK they forget we do have mountains and in Scotland we get plenty of snow. Most of it gets blown about a lot but on the whole the season runs from mid December through to springtime. For me Scotland holds a special place in my heart, its where I learned to snowboard, where I have spent many a drunken night propping up a bar talking rubbish and where many of my best friends live and ride. I thought I’d start with a little guided tour of what is available to ride in Scotland.
Snow falls every year on the mountain resorts of Nevis, Glenshee, Glencoe, Cairngorm and the Letch. I am lucky to have ridden at all these locations over the years and can honestly say that with good snow and weather they are excellent fun. They have a charm and atmosphere that a lot of European resorts can only dream of and the locals are more than happy to welcome all comers. I took a group of UK Pros to Nevis to experience the wonders of Scotland as most of them had only ever ridden in Europe.