4 Day Winter Skills courses

From: £290.00

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Winter Skills Courses in Scotland

Our winter skills training courses in the Cairngorms, Aviemore & throughout Scotland are designed to ensure you have the skills and knowledge to travel safely in the high mountains in winter conditions. These essential skills will be learned and developed throughout your chosen course. The Winter Skills days will utilise the Cairngorms to teach you the fundamentals of hill walking in Winter conditions.

You will get to develop your winter skills and learn new techniques. These include navigation, use of crampons & ice axes, walking safely in the snow, snow-pack analysis, the use of transceivers (including search and rescue techniques), emergency shelters/snow-holes, introduction to rope work, & avalanche awareness/evaluation.

Our winter skills are based at the 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.  Other areas that we may use are; Creag Meagaidh, Ben Nevis & Glencoe.

Included in the winter skills course

  • On-course transport
  • Instruction (as outlined)
  • Technical equipment (if required)
  • Snow-holing expedition weather and equipment permitting.

Not included in the winter skills course

  • Accommodation - book directly if required
  • Personal accident Insurance
  • Waterproofs, base layers, warm layers, gloves (x2 pairs at least),
  • 40+L rucksack, hat, balaclava & Ski Goggles.
  • Gaiters are desirable.

Winter skills courses in Scotland information

  • 07.45 Groups meet & equipment issued.
  • 08.00 Depart for activities
  • Courses will finish around 5pm

Four days winter skills itinerary

  • 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 scenario
  • one night snow-holing expedition


Those booking on to winter skills training courses in Aviemore & the Cairngorms should have mountain walking experience.

Need Accommodation?

Accommodation is available at Cairngorms Adventure Centre.  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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