Course Dates Winter 2020

Feb 1st – 2nd  2 Day Course

Feb 15th – 16th  5 Day Course

Feb 24th – 28th  2 Day Course

Mar 23rd – 27th  5 Day Course


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

Course Content

What is covered?  A typical course will look at the below aspects to Ski Touring & Mountaineering.

  1. Off-piste Skiing Techniques  /  Skinning up & Kick Turns  /  Use of Crampons  /  Avalanche Awareness  /  Route Planning  /  Navigation  /  Using Transceivers  /  Expeditions Planning


Active Outdoor Pursuits Ski Touring


Active Ski Touring

Ski Mountaineering & Touring

Ski Touring in Scotland 

Ski touring is the most satisfying and efficient way of exploring and travelling through the mountains.  It is also a great way for gaining access to climbs.  If you have yet to try it why not give it a go and learn to ski tour this winter and book on to our ski mountaineering & touring guided days or courses.

Ski touring days are based from Aviemore and our 2 & 4 day courses from the Cairngorms Adventure Centre. We will ski mainly in the Cairngorms which are Scotland’s finest ski touring mountains but should conditions be favourable, we may also visit Creag Meagaidh or the Monadhliath mountains.  During the 4 day course there may be scope for an overnight expedition.


Ski Mountaineering & Touring Days

Days 1 Day 2 Day 4 Day
Per Person £105 £195 £360
Private 1:1 £225 £425

Private courses for groups and individuals are available, please Contact Us for a bespoke quote.  Instructor client ratio will be a maximum of 1:6.

Price Includes; Instruction / Guiding & all Technical Equipment

Our Ski touring equipment is Dynafit, Black Diamond & Scarpa.  We have a large selection of ski lengths & boot sizes to suit all client requirements. Helmets available if required.

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 & Ski helmet* are essential.


Those booking on to Ski Touring Days/Courses should be a competent skier and confident on blue & red runs.  You should be able to control your skis on Black run terrain.  A high level of fitness is required as you will be out skiing on the slopes for a full day duration, hiking in snow and carrying a weighted backpack.

Need Accommodation?

Ski touring in Aviemore and the Cairngorms but need accommodation? Accommodation is available at Cairngorms Adventure Centre. An affiliate with Hosteling Scotland (SYHA).  The lodge offers self catered accommodation; shared dorms or private rooms.  Catering can be provided for groups of 10 or more. There is a drying room, open lounge, large kitchen, free wi-fi and friendly & helpful staff to make your stay with us enjoyable this Winter.

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