Ski Mountaineering & Touring

If you are looking for a one day course, then just select the date on the calendar to the right. If you are looking for a two or four day course, then select the date and the add-on box below the calendar as appropriate.

2 Day Course

4 Day Course

Ski mountaineering & touring in Scotland has become a hugely popular activity, it is perhaps the most satisfying and efficient way of exploring and travelling through the mountains around Aviemore, the Cairngorms & across Scotland.  It is also a great way to gain access to climbing routes.  If this sounds like your thing, we would love to welcome you to Active to learn the skills required for ski touring safely in the Scottish mountains.

Our ski mountaineering & touring days are based from Aviemore and our 2 & 4 day courses from the Cairngorms Adventure Centre Newtonmore (accommodation included). We will ski mainly in the Cairngorm mountains 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.

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. We will be happy to tailor any activity or course to suit your wants and needs. Private instructor rates start from £225.00

Private guiding or training –
1 day £225 + £75 for additional people. (4 max)
2 or more days £200 (per day) + £75 for additional people. (4 max)

Included in your ski mountaineering & touringNot Included in your ski mountaineering & touring
  1. Instruction / Guiding
  2. Self catering accommodation for the 2 & 4 day courses
  3. Ski skins, harscheisen, ice axe, transcievers, shovels, probes.
  4. Transport to the mountains
  5. Ski mountaineering & touring skis, boots, poles
  1. Personal accident Insurance
  2. Personal clothing
  3. Waterproofs, gloves, hat, buff
  4. Rucksack 40L +
  5. Ski goggles

Pre-Requisites for Ski Mountaineering & Touring

Those booking on to Ski mountaineering & touring Days/Courses should be a competent skiers and confident on blue/red runs.  You should also 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.


Accommodation during your Ski Mountaineering & Touring training course in Scotland is available at our lodge (Cairngorms Adventure Centre).  On the whole, the lodge offers self catered accommodation; shared dorms or private rooms.  Although, catering can be provided for groups of 10 or more. In addition, there is a drying room, open lounge, large kitchen, free wi-fi plus friendly & helpful staff to make your stay with us enjoyable this Winter. Uniquely positioned smack bang in the Cairngorms national park, almost in the very centre of Scotland itself. Additionally, it is just a 15 minute drive from Aviemore.

COVID-19 currently not available – we recommend other local hostels like the Newtonmore Hostel.

Skiing in Aviemore and the Cairngorms but not sure of the conditions, then check out our Facebook for photos of recent trips!

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