Scottish Ski Touring Courses :
“The Scottish Highlands sometimes have more snow than alpine or US resorts. They can involve big ups, big downs, bright sunny days, blizzards, avalanches, every type of snow going, history, views and wildlife. And sometimes even lifts and beer! Ski Touring courses with Arc Guiding can help you discover these wonderful places…”
* Download Ski Touring kit PDF.
A full equipment list will be sent at booking. You are welcome to bring your own equipment, but it’s suitability will be checked before the trip starts.
* Equipment hire package: £40 Including touring skis, skins, poles, boots, setup (items can also be hired individually). Depending on circumstances, additional items may be required and can be hired: ski crampons, transceiver, probe, shovel, ice axe, walking crampons, helmet (ask for advice). ADVANCE BOOKING RECOMMENDED.
*Lift Pass : Current Cairngorm ‘ski mountaineering’ ticket is £10 per day for two uplifts. Subject to weather.
Location & Dates
The famous Cairngorm Mountain ski area is a convenient base to begin skinning from, giving us a head start of 640m height. Whether we decide to use leg power, or lifts, or a combination of the two, depends on circumstances and goals on the day. A great variety of on and off piste terrain is accessible either way – from ‘sidecountry’ just on the borders of the ski area, to some of the biggest and most committing ski tours in Britain, for example Ben Macdui, Braeriach and the Moine Mor. Locations elsewhere in the Highlands are dependant on conditions and demand.
Usually December – April (depending on conditions).