Intro ski touring group ascending Cairn Gorm

© A. Scillitoe

Cairngorm Mountain

Cairngorms Off Piste Explorer (1 day ski touring course)

This popular and flexible 1 day course introduces the basics of ski touring, using the wild off-piste terrain of the Cairngorms in Scotland.

With the Northern Cairngorms as our base, we have a wide variety of terrain to suit both new and experienced ski tourers.

Specialiest hire equipment can be obtained from several gear shops in Aviemore (subject to availability), though of course, you are welcome to bring your own. After meeting up to discuss goals, weather and equipment (online, where possible) we will begin our journey at one of a number of covenient start points in the Northern Cairngorms.

Once on the hill, we will get down to the business of using specialised touring gear to travel smoothly through our ancient Ice-Age landscape. On the way, you can get as involved as you like in route choice, avalanche safety and winter navigation. When it's time for the descent, get ready to enjoy the freedom that only skis can bring to a winter mountain day! And all the way, you will have expert coaching and leadership as needed.

High mountain views, weather and wildlife combine with a flexible, professional instructor to provide you a whole new insight into Scotland's ever-changing backcountry! Plus, you will have new skills to take with you on future off piste adventures.


From £110 per adult

Departure days

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

November — April

Contact details

Arc Guiding

1 School Road
Dulnain Bridge
Grantown on Spey
Inverness shire
PH26 3NX

Key facilities

  • Parking

Tour information


  • Aviemore


1 Day


  • Self drive
  • Walking


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


  • Adventure
  • Landscapes
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Wildlife

Tour prices

From £110 Per Adult

Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour Stops

Arc Guiding

Tour company information

Arc Guiding

One-to-one and small group adventure activities and wildlife tours in the Highlands of Scotland (Cairngorms-based).

Opening times

Day tours generally 9am-5pm (depending on activity)

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Key facilities

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