Excellent conditions, at last! #winterskills #winterclimbing #skitouring

26th February 2020

After such a lean start to winter that was then followed by mixed cold and windy weather, it's very very good to have some excellent condtions.

At present ski touring conditions are excellent with a good coverage to lower levels and plenty of fresh snow to go at. We've had teams at all the usual haunts and have managed plenty of personal ski tours too.

Our winter skills courses continue to be very popular (which is excellent) and even when we've had wild and windy weather there has at least been good amounts of snow at lower altitude venues we've been able to use.

There have been a number of avalanches recently, so please make sure to check out the latest forecast and plan your day before heading out- https://www.sais.gov.uk/

If you fancy some winter skills training or joining us on our Winter Walking Week (https://www.cairngormadventureguides.co.uk/winter-courses/winter-walking-week) please get in touch.

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Just finished a fantastic intro to ski touring 2 day course with our very knowledgeable instructor Malcolm. There were 6 of us on the course (not inc Malcolm) and all completely new to ski touring and varying levels of ski experience. Malcolm adapted the course when required to suit all and took our course at a speed that was comfortable for everyone. The result being that we all had a fantastic time. The weather took a drastic turn for the worse with the heavy snow on the 2nd day and safety was put first cutting our time on the slope short. However we were probably all quite glad as we were definitely feeling the physical demands ski touring puts on your body by then lol. All in all, a well organised and thoroughly enjoyable course. We'd definitely recommend and would look at trying out the other courses on offer in the future. Thanks to the team, Barry, Ellie, Ant, Peter, our excellent guide Malcolm and event organiser Liam for a brilliant 2 days. Scott and I are properly knackered but loved sharing this experience with you all.Just finished a fantastic intro to ski touring 2 day course with our very knowledgeable instructor Malcolm. There were 6 of us on the course (not inc Malcolm) and all completely new to ski touring and varying levels of ski experience. Malcolm adapted the course when required to suit all and took our course at a speed that was comfortable for everyone. The result being that we all had a fantastic time. The weather took a drastic turn for the worse with the heavy snow on the 2nd day and safety was put first cutting our time on the slope short. However we were probably all quite glad as we were definitely feeling the physical demands ski touring puts on your body by then lol. All in all, a well organised and thoroughly enjoyable course. We'd definitely recommend and would look at trying out the other courses on offer in the future. Thanks to the team, Barry, Ellie, Ant, Peter, our excellent guide Malcolm and event organiser Liam for a brilliant 2 days. Scott and I are properly knackered but loved sharing this experience with you all.

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