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Snowsports

Welcome to Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports!

Located in Garthdee, our snowsports centre boasts the city’s only dry ski slope.
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Overview

Snowsports

Located in Garthdee, our snowsports centre boasts the city’s only dry ski slope. We offer ski and snowboard 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 lessons and coaching programmes are delivered by enthusiastic, qualified instructors in line with BASI and Snowsports Scotland learning pathways.

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Public Sessions

Public Sessions

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.

Non-members

Cost
Juniors £12.00 per session
Adults £16.00 per session
Equipment hire £2.00
A2L discount 50%

 

Get Active 3, 4 and 5 members:

Cost
Juniors £5.00 per session
Adults£10.00 per session
Lessons & Coaching

Lessons & Coaching

Ski and Snowboard Lessons

Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports is the perfect place to start your ski or snowboard journey or to improve upon your current skill level.

All of our 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 snowsports@sportaberdeen.co.uk or call 01224 810215.

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Class Levels

See below to choose the right class level for you.

Beginner (levels 1–3)

Held on our beginner slope, these 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:

  • Ski – Introductory activities working towards linked snowplough turns.
  • Snowboard – Introductory activities plus basic J-turns and C-turns.
Early Intermediate (levels 4–6)

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:

  • Ski – linked snowplough turns through to elementary plough parallel turns
  • Snowboard – linked turns on heel and toe edges.
Intermediate (levels 7–9)

Held on our main dendix and alpine slopes, these 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:

  • Ski – linked plough parallel turns through to elementary parallel turns
  • Snowboard – improve turns and technique and learn basic tricks.
Advanced (levels 10+)

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.

Grassroots Coaching (level 10)

Our introduction to the coaching environment.

Working towards parallel skiing and edged snowboard turns these sessions will include basic movement preparation for advanced snowsports.

All Mountain Coaching (level 11+)

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.

Freestyle Development and Performance (level 11+)

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.

Race Introduction, Development and Performance (level 11+)

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.

Slopes

Slopes

Visit the Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports Centre and check out our dry slopes including the handy travellator.
Tubing

Tubing

Dry slope tubing is a fun, recreational activity that makes use of gravity to transport the rider to the bottom of a slope while riding an inner 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 newly installed 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.

Open Sessions

Saturday11:00–12:0015:00–16:00
Sunday11:00–12:0015:00–16:00

Extra sessions will be scheduled during local school holidays. Our tubing sessions are extremely popular, so we recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Cost
Extra Session£6.00

Tubing Parties

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.
Cost
Party session£12.00 per person
What to Wear

Sensible shoes are recommended – no heels or open toes.

Please wear trousers, long sleeves and gloves. Gloves can be purchased from our reception desk.

Cost
Gloves£1.00 per pair
How to Book

For more information or to book, please contact us on snowsports@sportaberdeen.co.uk or call 01224 810215

Clubs

Clubs

Aberdeen Snowsports Club is based from Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports Centre at Garthdee.

For more information find them on Facebook @aberdeensnowsportsclub

If you are interested in joining a snowsports club please visit Club Sport Aberdeen for full information about clubs in the city.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear?

Please wear appropriate clothing for snowsports activities. Waterproofs are recommended, plus long sleeved tops, long trousers, gloves and long socks for comfort.

Do I need to bring any equipment?

You can bring your own equipment if you wish, or we 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 if you prefer you can bring your own.  To make an enquiry please email information@sportaberdeen.co.uk

Can I get lessons?

Yes, we offer ski and snowboard lessons for all ages and abilities! Please click on the ‘Lessons & Coaching’ section above for more information.

Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports
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Slopes 5

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