Winter Skills Introduction

The aim of all instruction is to give you the confidence and skills to get out and enjoy the hills either on your own or with friends. If you are new to the Scottish winter environment but have some previous walking experience, a reasonable level of fitness and the determination to learn new skills then this is the one for you. 

Coire an t-Sneachda
Learning new skills in Coire an T-Sneachda

Winter Skills Introduction Day Aviemore

The northern corries near Aviemore are a great venue to learn winter walking skills. The combination of reliable amounts of snow and a short walk in make them an ideal venue, maximising your learning time.


Group Size: Up to 6 people
Cost: £90pp (excl kit hire from others which is approx £28)


Winter Skills Instruction Day typical itinerary

  • Meet 0900hrs at Cairngorm Mountain Sports in Aviemore - check kit and equipment and hire if required
  • Drive to the Cairngorm Mountain Ski Centre car park (approx 20 minutes)
  • Return to the cars around 1600hrs


We will learn about and practice the following:

  • Use of ice axes and crampons
  • Ice axe arrests
  • Step cutting

  • Read the snow pack and avalanche theory
  • Winter navigation

Winter 2018 Skills Introduction Dates

I am not taking bookings for 2018 at the moment but should you wish to discuss potential dates then please get in touch via the Contact Form.