2-Day Ski Mountaineering & Touring Course
Ski Mountaineering, Back Country Ski Touring and Freeride Skiing in Aviemore, the Cairngorms & across Scotland have become hugely popular in recent years. Why not try it for yourself and discover the best way of exploring the mountains in winter.
Ski Mountaineering, Ski Touring and Freeride Skiing in Scotland
Ski mountaineering, Backcountry Ski Touring and Freeride Skiing in Aviemore, the Cairngorms & Scotland have become hugely popular in recent years, it is perhaps the most satisfying and efficient way of exploring and travelling through the mountains during the winter months.
The Mountains of the Cairngorms National Park are by far the premium mountain peaks for ski touring in Scotland, although we are happy to guide in other parts of the Scottish Highlands.
Escaping to the Backcountry gets us away from the crowded and expensive ski slopes and into the great mountain wilderness areas of Scotland. If you’re a keen skier, hill walker or climber, we would love to welcome you to Active to discover and develop the skills required to ski tour safely in the Scottish mountains.
Our Back country ski mountaineering & touring days are based in the Cairngorm National Park in and around Newtonmore and the Aviemore area (Badenoch & Strathspey). We will ski mainly in the Cairngorm mountains which are Scotland’s finest ski touring mountains, however, should conditions be favourable, we may opt to visit Creag Meagaidh or the Monadhliath mountains.
2 Day Ski Touring in Scotland Content
- Planning & preparing for a tour
- Route planning, navigation & EADS & ATES
- Ascending with skins and crampons
- Off-piste skiing technique & risk analysis
- Backcountry Avalanche Training: awareness, identification, analysis.
- Search & rescue transceiver training
Normal ski touring course would be to meet on day 1 at 08:00 at Craigower Lodge Golf Course Road Newtonmore, PH201AT, discuss the weather and snowpack, avalanche conditions. Hand out any equipment and then to head out for the day into the nearest good quality snow conditions which is likley to be Cairngorm Mountain, the Monadhliath or possibly Drumochter – on the two and three day courses we normally visit all three locations. The we get off the hill around 3:30. Day 2 if it suits you better to meet at the venue, that is ok or alternatively we can still meet at Craigower.
£250 per person. Maximum 6 people per coach
*Talk to us if you are unsure which ski mountaineering & touring course is best suited to your ability.
*Instructor client ratio will be a maximum of 1:6
*Other dates may be available by arrangement