This one day course looks to develop your knowledge of the Avalanche hazards in Scotland, the forecasting process, how to plan a day using the Be Avalanche Aware Process, what to look for when out during your journey and how to select safe routes in the mountains.

The course will be carried out on foot but would be relevant to skiers and snowboarders and the instructors delivering your course are both mountaineers and skiers.


Dates for winter 2021 will be soon.

Cost – £60 per person non residential

Ratio 1:6

You will meeting your instructor at 9am and discuss the day and introduce the planning element of the Be Avalanche Aware Process. 

After this you will head out onto the hill to carry out your journey you planned together. During this journey you will look at the various hazards that snow can cause and how to identify them.

Once of the hill you will review your day so you have a good understanding of how to develop your understanding for your future trips into the winter mountains.

NB. Programme can change to suit weather, conditions and candidates 

Badaguish – Lodges and Wigwams, a wilde variate of accommodation options just outside Aviemore. 

Aviemore Youth Hostel – Well located and with a range of dorm rooms and private rooms. 

Old Bridge Inn Bunkhouse – Bunkhouse in Aviemore attached to a pub!

Newtonmore Hostel – A small hotel in Newtonmore close to the shops.

Oakwood Caravan and Camping Park – A campsite on the edge of Aviemore but with in walking distance of the the shops, restaurants and pub.

Glenmore Campsite – Campsite next to Loch Morlich

There are also many Hotels, B&B’s and AirBnB’s in and around Aviemore, Kingussie and Newtonmore, in fact too many to list here!

You will need some winter walking experience or have completed a recent Winter Walking/Skills course. The day will be a full day in the mountains so you should be conformable walking around 12km with around 800m of ascent.

You will need to provide your own hill walking clothing and equipment, any specific group kit and technical equipment we will provide. Once you have booked on the course you will be able to access a detailed kit list from the client resource page on this website as well as the Winter Mountain Leader specific resource page.