School Snowsports

Active Outdoor Pursuits offer snowsports school trips with skiing, snowboarding and winter skills residential weeks, weekends and activity days in Scotland. By choosing Active Outdoor Pursuits for your school’s outdoor residential break or activity day, you are guaranteeing them a safe, fun and enjoyable experience. Active are licensed with AALA. We have also been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality and are a British Canoeing approved paddlesports Centre.  We are proud to work positively with schools and  authorities from throughout Great Britain.

It’s all about challenge and teamwork, while experiencing new activities in a new environment. We deliver programmes that will help develop confidence and resilience in young people. We believe that the many benefits of school’s outdoor adventure Education will be visible and tangible back in the classroom.

Winter School Skiing & Snowboarding Residential Weeks in Scotland

Our 5 day snowsports schools winter residential courses run from Monday to Friday and give pupils the opportunity to really develop their skiing or snowboarding skills. Lessons are provided at The Lecht Ski Centre, Cairngorm Mountain or Nevis Range. Courses run every week throughout the winter season and normally until early April.

The 5 day skiing & snowboarding snowsports school winter residential courses are designed for beginners and intermediates. This will take your skiing or boarding to a new level – you will get at least four hours instruction each day as well as time to practice your new skills. 

Package Price Includes

  • 3 or 4 nights Full board
  • Ski or board & boot hire
  • Daily instruction
  • Transport to the slopes
  • Activity Guarantee
  • 1:10 free teachers places (Not including lift pass)

Skiing and SnowBoarding Weekend Trips

Skiing and snowboarding snowsports school winter weekend residential courses run every weekend throughout the winter season and early spring in Scotland, based at Craigower Lodge. The resorts used for our lessons are the Lecht Ski centre, Cairngorm Mountain and occasionally Nevis Range depending on conditions. Courses are suitable for complete beginners and intermediates. We offer UK Snowsports Awards to guide and encourage students in their development.

Package Price Includes

  • Fri night B&B –
  • Sat night Full board accommodation
  • Packed Lunches
  • Ski or board & boot hire
  • 2 Day’s instruction
  • Transport to the slopes
  • Activity Guarantee
  • 1:10 free teachers places

Ski & Snowboard Day Trips

For schools with less time available, a great way of introducing young people to snowsports is by organising a day trip to the slopes. Skis & lift passes are organised in advance so you can go straight to the slopes on arrival at Aviemore, Lecht or Nevis Range.

Package Price Includes

  1. Ski or board & boot hire
  2. All day instruction
  3. Lift Passes
  4. Activity Guarantee
  5. 1:10 free teachers place

School Winter Skills Courses

Our Winter Skills snowsports schools day/residential Courses can run every week of the winter season in Scotland. We primarily use the Cairngorms but can travel to where the conditions look best. We offer everything from single day trips or weekends all the way to full week long residential trips in Scotland. On the courses you will learn how to safely travel in the mountains during winter and how to correctly use all the equipment. 

Breakdown of the skills we can cover depending on the length of the course

  • navigation
  • use of crampons & ice axes
  • walking safely in the snow
  • detailed snow-pack analysis
  • the use of transceivers
  • weather evaluation
  • emergency shelters
  • advanced winter skills rope work (not winter climbing)
  • avalanche awareness/evaluation
  • search and rescue scenarios
  • 4 nights & 4 days snowsports)  £299+ VAT + Lift Passes
  • 4 nights & 3 days snowsports)  £259+ VAT + Lift Passes
  • 3 Nights & 3 days snowsports  £219 + VAT & Lift Passes
  • Price £115.00 per person + VAT & Lift Passes
Day trips
  • Price £49.00 per person +VAT & Lift Passes

Please note that Winter skills courses naturally do not require lift passes.

Cairngorms Adventure Centre nestles in the highland village of Newtonmore within the magnificent Cairngorms National Park. It is the perfect year round location for all outdoor activities including mountain, water and snowsports. This will be your home while on any of our snowsports school residential packages.

A hub for outdoor adventure activities, Cairngorms Adventure Centre not only provides schools with adventure activity outdoor residential weeks, days and snowsports breaks but is home to worldwide recognised Instructor Training Courses and adventure journeys taking you across Scotland by foot, bike and boat.

The Cairngorms Adventure Centre sleeps up to 77 people over two floors.  The centre has a large dining room for the catering of pupils and groups along with social lounges for reviews, relaxing and self reflection time.

If you are looking for funding for your snowsports school day or residential trip for skiing, snowboarding or winter skills in Scotland, then there is a grant scheme available.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority have a grant scheme available to encourage wider participation and learning about Scotland’s National Parks for those who are planning a visit or a field trip to the Cairngorms National Park.

For more information and an application pack, go to CNPA transport grants.

If you are interested in finding out more or starting a booking process for your schools winter snowsports skiing, snowboarding or winter skills trip to Scotland then we encourage you to contact us via either of the methods below. 

Please send a booking enquiry to discuss your exact group requirements and availability. 

Or drop our office a ring on 01540 210000

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