SKI RENTAL COMPANY
SKI RENTAL COMPANY
The Cabin Ski Hire Glenshee is a fresh new ski rental option for skiers travelling to Glenshee, we are based in Bridge Of Cally directy on the A93 approximately 500 metres on the right after crossing the Bridge. The hire shop is equipped with the very latest exciting ski equipment including top brands such as Rossignol, Volkl, K2 and Line. All of our boots are brand new this season and extremely comfortable.
We offer a wide range of sizes and also a superb range of kids ski equipment, not only the standard hire equipment but also some fun options for the little ones to make the most of your day out on the slopes. The ski setup is extensive and we offer a huge variety of this year’s award winning skis, there is a standard rental option, a premium option and a bespoke handmade ski to choose from. The brands we have on board are the very best and we hope to welcome you to The Cabin Ski Hire and make the very most of the Scottish season.
The business is owned and ran by Chris Bilsland and Holly Goldie, both ski fanatics and passionate about the industry. Both are from the local area, and have skied from a young age.
Chris started his first slide at the age of 18 months, he kept the sport throughout the years and started instructing when he was 16. Working in snowsports for many years gave a solid foundation in the winter sports world and he progressed to work in the Alps, there the time was spent managing teams of instructors, offering instructor training in Italy, Switzerland and Austria and running very large ski hire locations.
Holly really became involved career wise in the snowsports industry, when the move was made to spend winter seasons in the Alps. Holly is an exceptional skier and has tackled the steepest and deepest of terrain and enjoys all aspects of the mountain environment. Work life encompassed managing large rental locations and coordinating school and college groups, facilitating large group fittings, amongst day to day walk in trade.
We also have an incredibly knowledgeable tech team in the hire, everyone is fully qualified with the latest certificates and most importantly a passion for skiing!
We absolutely love the snowsports world and everything that comes with it, we are ridiculously enthusiastic about the sport and very much look forward to welcoming you at The Cabin Ski Hire.
Our focus is on offering an exceptional quality product and fantastic customer service.
We accept phone bookings and please get in touch for any further information.
Glen Shee (Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Sith) is a glen in eastern Perthshire, Scotland. Shee Water flows through the glen. The head of the glen, where Gleann Taitneach and Glen Lochsie meet, is approximately 2 km north-west of the Spittal of Glenshee; it then runs south-east to Bridge of Cally where it merges with Strathardle to form Glen Ericht. Once known as the glen of the fairies it takes its name from the Gaelic “sith” meaning fairy and the old meeting place at the standing stone behind the present day church is called Dun Shith or Hill of the Fairies.
The main settlement is the Spittal, now by-passed, which has a historic hotel, first run by monks from Coupar Angus Abbey to provide shelter and hospitality for travellers, hence the name “Spittal”, an outdoor activity centre, self-catering lodges, the church and an original General Wadehumpback bridge. The first record of a refuge for travellers there dates back to 961 AD. Over the centuries it has had an unenviable record of being destroyed by fire and in 1959 it was destroyed to be rebuilt in a Scandinavian style only to completely destroyed again in 2014. Currently it is a burned our shell.
Other old settlements are at Finegand, Dalnaglar, Lair where there is a pottery shop and tourist information point, Cray, Mountblair, Blacklunans, Glenkilrie, Dalrulzion, Blackwater and Persie.
At the Spittal, the Allt Lochay and Allt Beag join to form the Shee Water, which changes its name at Blacklunans to the Blackwater and eventually joins the River Ardle to form the River Ericht.
The A93 road, part of General Wade’s military road from Perth to Fort George, runs north through the glen and on into Glen Beag, where it crosses the Cairnwell Pass, at 2200 feet above sea level the highest public road in the UK. The road climbing to the summit is now wide and straight but until the late 1960s included two notorious hair-pin bends with a 1 in 3 (33%) gradient known as the Devil’s Elbow. One of the most spectacular roads in Scotland, this was a favourite subject for postcards. It was so steep that at the bottom buses unloaded passengers who had to walk to the top and until it was rebuilt the AA maintained a well in a layby for overheating engines. Locally the pass is still known simply as “the Elbow”. At Dalrulzion, the B950 leads off to Strathardle and Kirkmichael village (4 miles) and at the Lair the B951 leads over into Glenisla. The long established caravan site at Dalrulzion is a favourite with weekenders from Dundee and Fife. Between Finegand and the Lair is the historic Cockstane (Clach Na Coileach), the ancient meeting place of the Clan MacThomas. There is a car park and information board with all the history. Current members of the Clan MacThomas from across the world gather here regularly.
The winter sports area sits at the head of the Cairnwell Pass and is Scotland’s biggest, with 21 lifts spread over 4 mountains and three glens and associated hire shops, cafes etc.