Let us Show you the Hidden Side of the Mountain
To truly experience the Hidden Side of the Mountain you want to ski like a local..... explore the lesser known and smaller resorts and utilise our insider knowledge to get the best skiing imaginable with a significantly smaller price tag than the flashy, heavily touristed resorts.
Lots of people ask us - how do the locals ski and what is a small ski resort? Our answer is that a small ski resort is not a place - it’s a feeling…..
Imagine arriving in a powder dusted alpine village, clusters of small wooden chalets huddled together beneath towering peaks.
The runs are secluded, quiet, well groomed and stunningly beautiful. For lunch, a local legend prepares the house specialty, washed down with your choice of small batch wine.
Evenings are spent recounting the tales and trails of the day in front of a roaring log fire while planning
But How Will
It All Work?
We have the details sorted, so if you are concerned about how our hidden gems might be serviced, go to our FAQs.
We wont send you anywhere without amazing restaurants, great emergency services, guides, teachers, drivers and equipment suppliers.
So look at the map and description below and start imagining which of our curated collection you want to visit.
Choose Your Adventure.
We have hand picked a carefully curated collection of small resorts into a series of 'Clusters'. Each of these groupings has something which makes it stand out, a special magic that separates it from the mundane and elevates it to the unforgettable.
The individual personality and atmosphere of each Cluster is unique. Each has a variety of resorts and villages within them which allows you to ski like a local, and experience the authentic alpine atmosphere, whilst providing a selection of terrain to cater for all different levels.
There is the perfect Cluster for each group, whatever your requirements we can help match you up to your ideal experience.
meet the Team
Robert is a successful businessman in various sectors including local tourism. Kinblethmont Estate is run in conjunction with his wife Jessica, and he is also the Founder and director of P & R Ramsay the family farm and renewable energy centre. He is also founder and director of Soil Essentials which offers innovative digital solutions for agriculture.
He has a passion for snowboarding and for more authentic, less corporate travel experiences. He is very well funded as a major landowner in the highly productive Angus coastal strip in Scotland.
Robert is a keen proponent of 'skiing small' and can be found every season exploring the less touristed and more hidden side of the mountain.
Ashleigh is a rural property professional with a background in land and property management and development. In addition she runs two self catering properties, one on her family farm and the other in Edinburgh. Ashleigh is passionate about rural development and in empowering remote and rural communities to take charge of their own futures.
She has been a keen skier since a young age and is now looking to branch into nordic skiing for her next trip. Ashleigh spent many years travelling in the mountains and enjoying the parallels between alpine communities and the small Scottish farming community she grew up in.
Financial & Business Structure
Jessica is a fair weather snowboarder who loves nothing more than nipping into some untouched powder on the edge of a cruisey blue on a lovely sunny day.
Off the slopes she is nosing around the interesting villages, cafes and restaurants, swotting up on local history, and trying to speak the local lingo.
She has a background in finance and is keen to promote her local area, running a successful accommodation business sleeping over 50 on her family’s beautiful estate in Scotland
Alastair Spencer Nairn
While he lives in Scotland, Alastair has recently graduated from the University of Sussex having researched adaptive skiing for his product design dissertation product. Skiing is an interest that influences all aspects of his life.
He is passionate about all outdoor sports, skiing is his first love, and he has taught multiple international seasons to become a qualified CSIA ski instructor to share his passion for the sport with others.
He has found his favourite pistes in some of the small resorts he has visited, and while you will most likely find him carving down everything from cruisy blues to vertical blacks, he enjoys nothing more than a wide, empty and freshly groomed piste to glide down at the start of a long day of skiing.
Graphic Design & Creative Consultant
Hannah is an eclectic creative with a background in photography and graphic design.
Having grown up in The Lake District, she has always felt close to nature. A keen traveller, she enjoys embarking on unique experiences, seeking hidden gems and exploring less conventional routes.
Hannah is currently living in Manchester to pursue her passions for green urbanism, DJ-ing and visual design. She also enjoys climbing, foraging, crafting, upcycling and cooking up botanical remedies.