Welcome to Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports!
Located in Garthdee, our snowsports centre boasts the only dry ski slope in Aberdeen.
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Located in Garthdee, our snowsports centre boasts the only dry ski slope in Aberdeen. We offer skiing and snowboarding lessons and coaching for all ages and abilities, as well as open public sessions to practice your skills and have fun with friends and family.
All our snowboarding and skiing lessons and coaching programmes are delivered by enthusiastic, qualified instructors in line with BASI and Snowsports Scotland learning pathways.
Our new slope names
If you haven’t heard already then you can expect some new changes when you come back to our snowsports centre.
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At Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports we offer a range of open public sessions for everyone to practice their skills and have fun with friends and family.
Public slope sessions bookings
All open sessions at our dry ski slope in Aberdeen are available to view on our timetables page. Please note that this is an initial timetable which will be expanded where possible over the coming weeks.
|Juniors||£12.00 per session|
|Adults||£16.00 per session|
|A2L discount|| *Discount available. |
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Get Active 3, 4 and 5 members:
|Juniors||£5.00 per session|
|Adults||£10.00 per session|
In line with the return to snowsports protocol, all slope sessions and lessons MUST be booked online in advance. There will be no access to the slopes without a pre-booked session.
While we are eager to open as many of our venues and restart as many of our services as we can, due to the significant impact that Covid-19 has had on Sport Aberdeen, it just won’t be possible for us to return to the way things were straight away. Find more information about our other venues and programmes.
Lessons & Coaching
Skiing and Snowboarding Lessons
Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports is the perfect place to try skiing or snowboarding for the first time or to improve upon your skills.
Covid-19: For everything you need to know about returning to lessons after lockdown, please click here.
All of our snowboarding and skiing lessons and coaching sessions are delivered by qualified and accredited instructors in line with the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI) and Snowsport Scotland learning pathways. We are also a recognised Snowsport Scotland Training Centre.
We provide all the equipment needed and our instructors, who have an infectious enthusiasm for the sport, will help you learn in a safe and enjoyable environment.
All our coaching sessions are a 50-week continuous programme, payable by monthly direct debit with a minimum contract of one month. There is a two-week break over the Christmas period.
For more information or to book, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Our lessons start at the ages of 4-5. This will be dependant on the size of your child and being big enough to fit into our child sized ski boots.
See below to choose the right class level for you.
Held on our beginner slope, these snowboarding and skiing lessons are designed for complete beginners or those who have tried it a few times and will teach the basics of the sport.
Techniques covered will include:
- Skiing – Introductory activities working towards linked snowplough turns.
- Snowboarding – Introductory activities plus basic J-turns and C-turns.
Held on our main dendix and alpine slopes these lessons are designed for those who have just completed a beginner course or those who have spent up to one week learning on snow.
Techniques covered will include:
- Skiing – Introduction to new surface, steeper terrain and lifts. Linked snowplough turns through to elementary plough parallel turns
- Snowboarding – Introduction to new surface, steeper terrain and lifts. Linked turns on heel and toe edges.
Held on our main dendix and alpine slopes, these snowboarding and skiing lessons are designed for those who have completed the intermediate course or those who can ski but want to improve turns and technique.
Techniques covered will include:
- Skiing – linked plough parallel turns through to elementary parallel turns
- Snowboarding – improve turns and technique and learn basic tricks.
Our dedicated coaching pathway is open to everyone over the age of 6 that have completed our lessons or have learnt elsewhere.
Our two hour coached sessions continue to develop fundamental skills and introduce more advanced skills that can lead to specialisation in freestyle or race.
Our introduction to the coaching environment.
Working towards parallel skiing and edged snowboard turns these sessions will include basic movement preparation for advanced snowsports.
Our all mountain session is for the all-rounder.
With a focus on fundamental technique, this is an ideal second session or one for anyone interested in following into the instructor pathway.
Our dedicated freestyle sessions introduce and develop freestyle skills on our freestyle alpine slope.
With a focus on movement mechanics for jumps and boxes, spins, grabs and style all included.
Our dedicated race sessions introduce and develop race technique for continued technical development.
With a focus on fundamental skills, technique for skiing gates and age appropriate competition.
Dry slope tubing is a fun activity where participants slide down a slope while riding a tube! There is no training required and as long as you can sit and hold on, you will be able to go whizzing down the slope!
Suitable for people of all abilities aged five and over, at our snowsports centre we have a dedicated tubing slope and a travellator for ease of access up and down the tubing slope. Please be aware that young children may require assistance from a parent or guardian to carry tubes to the top of the slope.
Extra sessions will be scheduled during local school holidays. Our tubing sessions are extremely popular, so we recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
In line with the return to snowsports protocol, all dry slope sessions and lessons MUST be booked online in advance. There will be no access to the slopes without a pre-booked session.
Tubing parties and group bookings
Due to COVID-19 large groups and party bookings may not be feasible at this moment in time. Please email your enquiries to email@example.com
Make it a party to remember – unwrap a unique birthday party experience that won’t be forgotten in a hurry!
Party booking includes:
- One hour private tubing session with exclusive access to the slope
- Accessible slope with travellator
- Exclusive use of the ‘Hobbit Hut’ during your tubing session and for 30mins after for cake and nibbles
- Catering option available or bring your own food.
|Party session||£12.00 per person|
Sensible shoes are recommended – no heels or open toes.
Please wear trousers, long sleeves and gloves. Gloves can be purchased from our reception desk.
|Gloves||£1.00 per pair|
Ski & Snowboard Maintenance
Get your skis and snowboard serviced with Adventure Aberdeen.
Did you know we also hire out our ski and snowboard equipment for the winter season?
For more details on equipment hire or maintenance come along to reception and ask a member of staff for assistance or enquire via email.
Servicing starting from just £14.00!!
|Hot Wax||Protect your base and slide with ease, every bit of kit deserves a regular hot wax.||£14.00|
|Edge & Wax||For optimum grip and control, make sure you keep those edges tuned, with the hot wax included.||£25.00|
|Basic Service||With our basic service, a BASE grind will smooth out minor surface scratches, along with the edge and wax.||from £30.00|
|De-lams & Repairs||Hit a rock? If your top sheet is peeling at the edges or you’ve got a scary looking gouge, then don’t worry we will get that fixed and released in no time.||from £20.00|
|Race Tuning||Looking for a specific edge angle to increase your grip? Ideal for tight turns on icy runs and get you one step ahead of the opposition.||£30.00|
|Binding Mounting||Got some new skis but need to get those bindings attached? We will take care of that for you.||from £25.00|
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear?
Please wear appropriate clothing for snowsports activities. Waterproofs are recommended, with long sleeved tops, long trousers, gloves and long socks for comfort.
Do I need to bring any equipment?
You can bring your own skiing or snowboarding equipment if you wish. We also have a range of equipment to hire for a small charge – please see the Public Sessions section for more information.
Do you offer parties?
Yes! Our tubing parties are very popular, consisting of one hour of tubing followed by 30 minutes in our cosy Hobbit Hut for food and cake! We can provide catering, or you can bring your own. To make an enquiry please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I get lessons?
Yes, we offer skiing and snowboarding lessons for all ages and abilities! Please click on the ‘Lessons & Coaching’ section above for more information.