Winter Skills Courses in Scotland

From: £75.00

One day winter skills training course in the Cairngorms, Aviemore & Scotland. Learn the skills to move safely and efficiently in the mountains (in winter), safely use ice axes, crampons, plan a route according to weather and avalanche risk and many more.

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Winter Skills Training Courses in Scotland

Get Active on our one day winter skills training courses in Scotland – based in the Cairngorms national park near Aviemore, this course ensures you have the skills and knowledge to travel the mountains safely in winter conditions.

On the training course, 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, & avalanche awareness/evaluation. The Winter Skills days will utilise the Cairngorms (the very heart of winter in Scotland) to teach you the fundamentals of hill walking in Winter conditions.

Our winter skills days and training courses 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.

  • Winter Skill Training Courses & Days - Photos from the Cairngorms, Aviemore & Scotland

One Day Winter Skills Training in Scotland Itinerary

On the one day Scotland Winter skills course in Aviemore & the Cairngorms, you will cover the following skills which are crucial to be able to travel safely in the hills:

  • navigation
  • use of crampons & ice axes
  • walking safely in the snow
  • snow-pack analysis
  • avalanche awareness/evaluation
  • weather evaluation

Winter Skills Information

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

Included in the Winter Skills Training

  • On-course transport
  • Instruction (as outlined)
  • Technical equipment (if required)

Not Included in the Training 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.

Need Accommodation?

Accommodation during your winter skills training course in Scotland is available at our lodge, the 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. It is located smack bang in the Cairngorms national park, nearly in the centre of Scotland itself and just a 15 minute drive from Aviemore.


  • Those booking on to the Scotland winter skills training courses in Aviemore & the Cairngorms should have prior mountain walking experience.
  • A good level of fitness is extremely beneficial.

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

Two & Four Day Winter Skills Training Courses in Scotland

Two Days Winter Skills in Scotland

The Two day Scotland winter skills course based in Aviemore & the Cairngorms builds on the skills from the first and covers new skills like rope-work and some emergency shelters.

Four Day Winter Skills in Scotland

On the four day Scotland winter skills training course based in Aviemore &the Cairngorms we head out for a two day overnight expedition where we go snowholing (if you are not sure what this is then take a look) and sleep out in the mountains.

Aerial Winter Scenery Video

An aerial view of the hills encompassed in a winter coat of snow.  The winter shots depicted here are mostly from the Cairngorms & Aviemore, but also a couple from other parts of Scotland.

  • An Aerial view of Winter in Scotland, the Cairngorms & Aviemore

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