Winter Skills: Cairngorm Mountain

*Equipment shown in images is not always the same as equipment provided

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Course Dates Winter 2018; 2 Day Courses
Feb 3rd – 4th
Feb 10th – 11th (fully booked)
Feb 17th – 18th (fully booked)
Feb 24th – 25th
Mar 3rd – 4th
Mar 24th – 25th

Additional Course dates available & for Private Guiding & Instruction please send an enquiry.

Active Winter Skills Course


Active Winter Skills Course; Cairngorms



  • “Booked a private guide for an intro to Winter Navigation as looking at going for Winter ML in a few years time. Very professional, informative and fun guide.” Chris Murdoch, Feb 2015

  • “Thanks for a great day learning how to use crampons and to do self arrests & I am feeling very proud of myself. Your instructor was very professional and patient.” Abbey Clarke, March 2015

  • “Returning customer to Active and again they have delivered one of the top winter skills weekends for my group of scouts! Fully catered weekend at Craigower Lodge suited our needs and all the boys on the weekend thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Will be returning again in 2017” Marcus Angus Feb 2016

  • “Booked a private weekend to learn Winter navigation and how to use crampons. Fantastic guide i had, accommodation was spot on and looking forward to putting my newly learnt skills into practice. Thanks for the experience” Neil Edmonds, March 2016

  • “A great 5 days spent in the Scottish Mountains. Learning how to use crampons and doing the self arrests were the highlight of the week. Highly recommend these guys to take you out!” Alex Pritchard Feb, 2016

Winter Skills

Actives’ Winter Skills days & courses are designed to teach you the fundalmentals of hill walking in Winter conditions.  Our courses and activity days cover winter skills; Winter Navigation, Use of Crampons & ice axes, Walking safely in Snow & Avalanche awareness.


Courses are based at Cairngorms Adventure Centre and use the Northern Corries and Cairngorm Plateau, one of Scotland’s finest and most accessible high mountain areas, thus maximising your learning time. Should conditions be favourable, we may also visit Creag Meagaidh or the Monadhliath mountains.

Winter Skills 2 Day & 5 Day Courses

Accommodation 1 Day 2 Day 5 Day
Cairngorms Adventure Centre (SC) £105 £215* £535*

Price; * Includes; Accommodation, Instruction/Guiding & Equipment

*A minimum of four persons are required for the course to run

Private courses for groups and individuals are available, please Contact Us for a bespoke quote.

Winter Walking Activity Days

Days 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day
Per Person* £75 £140 £205 £270 £335
Private 1:1 £225 £425 £625 £800 £975

Price Includes; Instruction / Guiding & Equipment

*Day rates per person are based on a minimum of three individuals booking on

All our winter walking and skill days are tailored to your needs, please contact us if you wish to focus on particular aspects of winter skills.

Active Outdoor Pursuits: Winter Walking & Winter Skills The Cairngorms 2017