5 Day Winter Skills Course - Cairngorms, Aviemore

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5 Day Winter Skills Course - Aviemore, Cairngorms

Our five-day winter skills course, based in Aviemore, is designed to equip you with the skills to become independent in the mountains in Scottish winter and further afield.

Day 1  Cairngorms.

We meet and chat through the day, and what people want to get from the five days. We then look at the weather and avalanche forecast and talk through the options. On the snow, we concentrate on good footwork and efficient movement, thinking about prevention is better than cure! Then we will look at what to do if we do take a slide.

Day 2  Cairngorms.

Today we go on a bit of journey to practise our skills from yesterday, thinking about why and when we make decisions with the aim of developing our techniques on different terrain, slopes, building confidence. We will also look at emergency procedures and what to do if we get caught out in adverse conditions. 

Day 3 Cairngorms.

Day three we can put our skills into practise with climbing to a summit, adding some navigation throughout the day while refining your technique to save energy and be efficient with your snow craft.

Day 4  Cairngorms.

Day four we navigate our way towards our snow hole site for the night, we then start digging! We will show you techniques to try and minimise wet kit and to make the night as comfortable as possible.

Day 5  Cairngorms.

The last day is a case of packing up, navigating our way out with the opportunity to run through any skills that you would like to cover on the way out. Time for well-earned cake and coffee!

From £410 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

December — April

Contact details

Scottish Rock & Water

3 Clune View
Church Street

Tour information


  • Aviemore and the Cairngorms


5 Days


  • Bespoke
  • Private
  • Small Group (1-16)


  • Outdoor Activities

Tour prices

From £410 Per Adult

Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour Stops

Scottish Rock & Water

Tour company information

Scottish Rock & Water

Scottish Rock & Water provide world class experiences throughout Scotland from every vantage point, land, water and winter. We believe that this gives you a great range of options to truly experience Scotland at its best, whether that be multi-day walks with accommodation or wild camping under the clear night skies in the heart of the mountains. Your Scottish adventure awaits!

Opening times

We are open all year round for summer and winter activities.

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