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World Snow Day

It’s approaching faster than a high-speed slalom…

World Snow Day is this Sunday, 15th January, and there’s never been a better time for a family trip to Glencoe.

Up at Glencoe Mountain Resort, they’ll be hosting some discounted beginner ski lessons and loads of other fun snowy activities. Try your hand at building an igloo, join in a snowman competition and take to the slopes on a Zibob (for those of you not in the know, a Zibob’s a mini sledge that carves just like a ski!).

It’s on from 12-3pm, so to make sure you use your time wisely and build that winning snowman – we’ve put together our top 5 tips for building an Olaf even Elsa would be proud of..


  1. If there’s one thing you can be sure of on the mountain range, it’s that there’ll be plenty snow. This isn’t a back-garden snowman job here, furiously scraping together the dregs of snow and ending up with more of a snowhobbit. You’ll be surrounded by more snow than you’ll know what to do with so think large, think huge, the snow globe’s your oyster.
  2. Sticking with the large theme, you might find you’ve been a bit overzealous with the rolling and made your snowman a little fatter than you intended. Suddenly you realise that you’re unable to lift his belly on top of his bottom. Do not fret, as long as you’ve got a trusty plank of wood, you can roll the big belly up the plank and on top of the bottom section. Voila, your big fat snowman without the need for muscles.
  3. Once you’ve got all of your sections in place, pack the areas between the head and neck, and belly and bottom, with snow to give some added stability. A headless snowman has yet to win any competition.
  4. Remember to bring some tools to help give your snowman that added detail. Spoons and butter knives are great for carving out little bits and bobs and adding shape. And it goes without saying, you should bring along some props to give your snowman his own style.
  5. Last but not least, bring along a spray with water inside. Once you’ve finished your snowman, give him a good old spray to freeze the top layer, and make sure he doesn’t melt too quickly.

There you have it, a fool-proof plan for winning the Glencoe snowman competition.

Beginner ski sessions need to be pre-booked in advance so if you’re interested, visit Glencoe Mountain Resort’s website and get booked in.