Nevis range & Glencoe Winter Skills

From: £110.00

We offer winter skills days and courses to please. We will visit the location with the most suitable snow and weather conditions for the group on a daily basis.

Please contact us on 01540 210 000 or to check availability.

2 day course

2 day

4 day course

4 day

Winter Skills Courses in Fort William

Winter Skills Courses around Fort William are becoming more popular with people looking to head to the mountains.  Having the techniques to do so safely is highly recommended and obtained through booking on to one of our Courses. These days & courses are designed to teach you the fundamentals of hill walking in Winter conditions.  You will get to develop your skills and learn new techniques.  Covering Navigation, Use of Crampons & ice axes, Walking safely in Snow, introduction of rope work, & Avalanche awareness.

Courses are based at Ben Nevis and Glencoe, some of Scotland’s finest and most accessible high mountain areas, thus maximising your learning time.  Other areas that we may use are; Creag Meagaidh, the Monadhliath Mountains & the Cairngorms.

Fort William Winter Skills Courses: 1 Day, 2 Day & 4 Day

Days1 Day2 Day4 Day
Per Person*£110£210£410
Private 1:1£250£325

Private Courses in Scotland for groups and individuals are available, please Contact Us for a bespoke quote.

Price Includes; Instruction / Guiding & all Technical Equipment

Our equipment is Salewa, Black Diamond, Millet & Scarpa.  We also have a large selection boot sizes & crampons to suit all client requirements.

What to bring? Essential clothing for the days/courses; waterproofs, base layers, warm layers, gloves (x2 pairs at least), 40+L rucksack, hat, buff & Ski Goggles.  Gaiters are desirable.


Those booking on to Winter Skills Courses should have mountain walking experience.

Take a look at our equipment hire page if you want to hire equipment instead.

Course content

  • Use of ice axes & crampons / Step cutting / Avalanche Awareness / Route planning / Navigation / Winter weather awareness / Dealing with emergencies / Snow holes & emergency shelters (4 Day) / Rope work and belaying (4 Day)

winter skills

Active Outdoor Pursuits: Winter Walking & Winter Skills in Scotland; The Cairngorms 2017

Additional Course dates may be available; please send an enquiry.


  • “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

Have a look on our Facebook to check out photos showing the current snow conditions.

Private 1:1 Instruction!

If you wish to book a instructor specifically for you or your group. Simply fill in an enquiry form by clicking the button to the right or drop us a ring on 01540 210 000. Private instructor rates start from £250.00 per day on a 1:1 ratio, additional places charged at £75 per person per day.

Check out our Winter Scenery Video Below

john muir logo
DofE Residential logo
iol logo
Scroll to Top