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Saturday 2nd March 2019

Introduction to ski touring – Full Day

On SkisTime: 9.00am
Ticket Price: £75.00

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Introduction to ski touring – Full Day

Date: Saturday 2nd March
Time: 9.00am
Venue: Castleton Hall
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Overview: Introduction to ski touring with Di Gilbert.
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Avalanche awareness for tourers and free riders with SAIS – Full Day

On Skis | Hill SkillsTime: 9.30am
Ticket Price: £55.00

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Avalanche awareness for tourers and free riders with SAIS – Full Day

Date: Saturday 2nd March
Time: 9.30am
Venue: Castleton Hall
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Overview: This course will act as an introduction to avalanche awareness for ski tourers and free riders looking to travel beyond the patrolled ski areas. The course will be delivered by Paul Noble who is a senior avalanche forecaster with the Scottish Avalanche Information Service. The course will cover many practical topics including:

  • How to use the Snow and Avalanche Foundation of Scotland (SAFOS) Be Avalanche Aware Guidelines.
  • Detailed understanding of the Scottish Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) avalanche forecast and application of this knowledge.
  • An understanding of British mountain weather forecasts and application of this knowledge.
  • Route planning and terrain selection during a journey with interpretation of contours for avalanche terrain and hazard identification.
  • Observation and evaluation of avalanche risk when touring and skiing on the hill in both ascent and descent.
  • Snowpack observation and analysis.
  • Safe travel techniques on mountainous terrain.
  • Avalanche safety equipment & how to use it.
  • Companion rescue.

The course may require a single uplift ticket to access terrain beyond Glenshee Ski Area. Participants will need to be prepared for a full day on the hill.

If participants have the following equipment: avalanche transceiver, shovel, avalanche probe – please bring them. If they don’t have these items of equipment they will be provided free of charge by SAIS.

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Introduction to cross-country skiing  – 1 hour sessions

On SkisTimes: 10.00 – 11.00am, 11.30am – 12.30pm, 1.00 – 2.00pm, 2.30 – 3.30pm
Ticket Price: £20.00

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Introduction to cross-country skiing  – 1 hour session

Date: Saturday 2nd March
Time: 10.00 – 11.00am, 11.30am – 12.30pm, 1.00 – 2.00pm, 2.30 – 3.30pm
Venue: Castleton Hall
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Overview:  Expert instruction from Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre which is Britain’s only purpose-built all-weather facility for cross-country skiing. This a taster session to try out cross country skiing in a safe and beginner friendly environment. This event will be weather dependent and a full refund will be provided should conditions be unsuitable.

Festival session price includes equipment rental.
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Sunday 3rd March 2019

Guided ski tour – Full Day

On SkisTime: 9.00am
Ticket Price: £75.00

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Guided ski tour – Full Day

Date: Sunday 3rd March
Time: 9.00am
Venue: Castleton Hall
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Guided ski tour – Full Day

Overview: Guided ski tour with Di Gilbert.
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Avalanche awareness for tourers and freeriders with SAIS – Full Day

On Skis | Hill SkillsTime: 9.30am
Ticket Price: £55.00

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Avalanche awareness for tourers and freeriders with SAIS – Full Day

Date: Sunday 3rd March
Time: 9.30am
Venue: Castleton Hall
Book Tickets

Overview: This course will act as an introduction to avalanche awareness for ski tourers and free riders looking to travel beyond the patrolled ski areas. The course will be delivered by Paul Noble who is a senior avalanche forecaster with the Scottish Avalanche Information Service. The course will cover many practical topics including:

  • How to use the Snow and Avalanche Foundation of Scotland (SAFOS) Be Avalanche Aware Guidelines.
  • Detailed understanding of the Scottish Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) avalanche forecast and application of this knowledge.
  • An understanding of British mountain weather forecasts and application of this knowledge.
  • Route planning and terrain selection during a journey with interpretation of contours for avalanche terrain and hazard identification.
  • Observation and evaluation of avalanche risk when touring and skiing on the hill in both ascent and descent.
  • Snowpack observation and analysis.
  • Safe travel techniques on mountainous terrain.
  • Avalanche safety equipment & how to use it.
  • Companion rescue.

The course may require a single uplift ticket to access terrain beyond Glenshee Ski Area. Participants will need to be prepared for a full day on the hill.

If participants have the following equipment: avalanche transceiver, shovel, avalanche probe – please bring them. If they don’t have these items of equipment they will be provided free of charge by SAIS.

Book Tickets