2 Day Winter Skills courses

Our 2 day winter skills training courses in Aviemore, the Cairngorms & Scotland further develop your skills from the one day course. They also add in new skills like some basic rope-work and emergency shelters. Choose your date on the calendar – day two is automatically added.

Private Instruction

Your personal itinerary available any day

Take a look at our One and Four day courses as well:

One Day Course.

Four Day Course.

2 Day Winter Skills Courses in Scotland

Our 2 day 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, 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 2 day winter skills courses

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

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

2 Day Winter Skills Courses Itinerary

  • navigation
  • use of crampons & ice axes
  • walking safely in the snow
  • detailed snow-pack analysis
  • the use of transceivers
  • weather evaluation
  • emergency shelters
  • basic introduction to winter skills rope work (not winter climbing)
  • avalanche awareness/evaluation


Those booking on to 2 day winter skills training courses in Aviemore, the Cairngorms & Scotland should have prior 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. 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.

Covid-19 currently not available, we recommend you look at other hostels like the Newtonmore Hostel.

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

Other Winter Skills Course durations

One Day Winter Skills

On the one day Winter Skills Course in the Cairngorms, Aviemore & Scotland, you will earn 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.

Four Day Winter Skills

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

Winter Scenery Video

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

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