Snowsports

Welcome to Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports!

Located in Garthdee, our snowsports centre boasts the only dry ski slope in Aberdeen
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Overview

Snowsports

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.

Please click on the tabs above for more information on public sessions, lessons, tubing and more.
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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.
Public slope sessions bookings

All open sessions at our dry ski slope in Aberdeen are available to view on our timetables page. 

Pricing

Non-members  

  Cost
Juniors  £13.00 per session
Adults  £17.00 per session
Get active for less discount  *Discount available.
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Members

Get active and Get active Junior members gain free access to public ski and snowboard sessions.

We are committed to making sport and physical activity accessible to everyone. Our ‘Get active for Less’ discounted access scheme offers a range of pay and play and membership discounts to those who meet the eligibility criteria. Find out more here.

Your Bookings

All slope sessions and lessons MUST be booked online in advance. There will be no access to the slopes without a pre-booked session.

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To attend our open sessions you need to meet our minimum standards. If you attend regular lessons with us, you need to have passed level 4 lessons.

If you do not attend regular lessons with us our minimum standard is as follows –

  1. Control your speed
  2. Link your turns
  3. Use our uplifts

Open sessions are not available on our Little Dee slope and are only available on our Emerald, Blizzard and Great White slopes. Some sessions may be restricted to certain slopes due to other sessions taking place at the same time. For more information, please ask a member of our team

Lessons & Coaching

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.

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.

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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 

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Cancel your lessons

If you no longer wish to continue with your lessons, please click the button below to begin the cancellation process.

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Please note that cancellation must be in line with the terms and conditions of your contract which were sent to you when joining. Please do not cancel your Direct Debit with your bank until we have received confirmation that you wish to cancel and have confirmed your termination date.

Lesson Ages

Our ski lessons start from age 4 and snowboard lessons start from the age of 6.  This will be dependant on the size of your child and being big enough to fit into our child sized ski boots.

Lesson Levels

See below to choose the right class level for you.

Beginner (levels 1 and 2)

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.
Early Intermediate (levels 3 and 4)

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.
Intermediate (levels 5 and 6)

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.
Club ready

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.

At this stage you may wish to join a club, the 3 that operate at the centre are Aberdeen Snowsports Club, Grampian Snow and Gordon Skiers 

Freestyle Development and Performance

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

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.

Avalanche Sessions

A two hour session with a coach in a relaxed atmosphere

Kit Rental

Ski & Snowboard Rental

Skip the long queues at the ski resorts with our one day snowsports kit rental service.

If you are hiring kit you can collect your equipment from 12pm the day prior to your trip. You must return your kit by 12pm the day after your trip to qualify for the one day rental.

Prices for rental equipment are as follows:

Equipment Price
Full works – Adult* £20
Full works – Junior* £12
Ski / Snowboard – Adult £15
Ski / Snowboard – Junior £8
Boots only – Adult £10
Boots only – Junior £8
Helmet £4
Ski poles £4

*Full works includes Ski/ snowboard, Boots, Helmet, and poles if needed.

 

 

Tubing

Tubing

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. Click below to find out more!

Suitable for people of all abilities, aged five and over. Safety helmets are provided and our handy travellator makes getting back up to the top for your next turn a piece of cake.

We have regular weekend sessions;

Saturday             10:00 – 11:00    12:00–13:00       15:00–16:00

Sunday               10:00 – 11:00    12:00–13:00       15:00–16:00

 

We also have regular weekday sessions;

Monday            18:30-19:30

Tuesday            18:30-19:30

Wednesday       17:30-18:30 (relaxed)

Thursday          18:30-19:30

Friday               18:30-19:30

Extra sessions will be scheduled during the Aberdeen City holiday periods.

Session Cost

All sessions are £8.00 per person for 1-hour

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Relaxed sessions

Our relaxed session on a Wednesday evening is ideal for ASN participants. These can be booked online or if you would like more information please contact us on snowsports@sportaberdeen.co.uk

Wednesday       17:30 – 18:30

Preschool sessions

Our special Pre-school sessions are ideal for keeping 3-5 year olds active while having fun. Children at these sessions must be accompanied by an adult on the slope, but don’t worry, it’s loads of fun for adults too!

Wednesday     13:30–14:30

Friday             13:30–14:30   

 

For more information click the link below

Holiday Camps

Holiday Camps

Full details of our 2024 camps will be available soon…

Clubs

Clubs

Clubs based at Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports Centre, Garthdee.

Aberdeen Snowsports Club

Gordon Skiers

Grampian Snowsports

Special Olympics Grampian Area – Ski Group

Please contact them directly for further information.

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Maintenance

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.

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Servicing starting from just £14.00!!
Service Type Description Cost
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 which is available at no extra cost – 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! To make an enquiry please email snowsports@sportaberdeen.co.uk

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.

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Sport Aberdeen offers various sports at venues across the city. From membership, pay and play options and lessons, to venue hire and joining a club, we have it all.