Scotland

We run a selection of courses throughout Scotland in Snow Centres, on Dryslopes and at Scottish Mountain resorts.

Please remember that when it comes to the Scottish Mountain resorts, conditions are unpredictable. If you live nearby and can go at short notice when things look good, the several Scottish ski areas are a tremendous asset. 

Please see individual venues for more information on what's included in the price you pay.

 

Aberdeen Garthdee

Opening Hours:
Summer from April until October - Midweek 09.00am to 09.00pm and Weekend 09.00am to 5.00pm
Winter from October until April - Midweek 09.00am to 09.00pm and Weekend 09.00am to 6.00pm

Access to the venue for BASI students is from 9.00am.

Other Information:
Equipment hire is £2/day
Clothing policy - Helmet, gloves and long sleeved clothing.  
Parking free of charge in the Centre car park.

BASI Course Meeting Point

Please meet your BASI trainer at the ski hire area 9.15am on Day 1 of your course for a 9.30am start.  Your trainer will be wearing a BASI Trainer jacket with the BASI logo. You can expect your day to finish between 5-6pm. If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

View the Garthdee website here.

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Bearsden

Access to the venue for BASI students is from 9.30am. Access to the ski slope is from 10.00am.

BASI Course Meeting Point

Please meet your BASI trainer in the Café Bar upstairs at 9.30am. Your trainer will be wearing a BASI Trainer jacket with the BASI logo. You can expect your day to finish between 5-6pm. If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

View the Bearsden website here.

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Bellahouston

Access to the club house and slope is from 9.30am.

BASI Course Meeting Point

Please meet your trainer in the Ski Hire reception area. He/she will be wearing a jacket with the BASI logo. You can expect your day to finish between 5-6pm. If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

View the Bellahouston website.

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Braehead

Opening hours:
Summer from May until September -  10.00am to 10.00pm
Winter from October to April - 10.00am to 10.00pm

Access to the conference room for BASI students is 9.30am. Access to the ski slope is from 10.00am.

Other Information:
Please note that any additional fees that may incurred ie parking fees can be found:
https://basi.org.uk/venues/scotland

Please note that any equipment can not be stored in the conference room overnight.

BASI Course Meeting Point

Please meet your trainer at the top of the escalator by the main entrance to Snow Factor at 9.30am. Your trainer will be wearing a jacket with the BASI logo. You can expect your day to finish between 5-6pm. If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

View the Braehead website here.

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Cairngorm

With 12 lifts and 37km of runs Cairngorm is the best known resort. Aviemore is the nearest town with a bus shuttle to the slopes. The slopes are accessed by a funicular from the main car park up to the Ptarmigan at 1100m. When open for snowsports the first train goes up at 09:00, the last train is at 15:20 and the last train down is at 16:00.

BASI Course Meeting Point 

The meeting point will be in the Day Lodge. There are two buildings at the top end of the car park on Cairngorm; the bottom station of the funicular is on the left and the Day Lodge is on the right. The Trainer for the course will meet you there at 09.15. He/she will be wearing a distinctive BASI uniform. If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

For students attending courses scheduled to run on Cairngorm, 2 to 6 January 2017 (Alpine Level 1 and Snowboard Level 1), the meeting point on the first morning will be at the Glenmore visitor centre car park at 09.15. This will enable the trainers to assess conditions and make an informed decision as to whether the course can go ahead on the mountain and if not, co-ordinate transport to the new location. Thereafter the trainer will advise on a daily basis where the course will take place.

View the Cairngorm website here.

Please remember that when it comes to the Scottish Mountain resorts, conditions are unpredictable. BASI accepts no liability for any travel or accommodation costs incurred if a course is cancelled. 

NB: In the event that extreme weather or lack of snow prevents access to the mountain, BASI reserves the right to move your Level 1 course to a local dry slope.  There will be a daily uplift charge at any dry slope we use, so do not purchase a lift pass until you have met with your Trainer on the first morning of your course. You should meet your trainer at the Glenmore Visitor Centre car park at 09.15. 

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Firpark Ski Centre

Opening Hours:

Summer from April until July - 09.00am to 9.00pm
Winter from August until March - 09.00am to 9.00pm
Access to the conference room for BASI students is from 9.00am. Access to the ski slope is from 9.00am.

Other Information:
There is no charge for parking or lockers.
There is no catering on sit. There is use of a fridge, kettle and microwave.  There are local shops nearby within walking distances

BASI Course Meeting Point

Please meet your BASI trainer at the ticket desk at 9am. Your trainer will be wearing a BASI Trainer jacket with the BASI logo. You can expect your day to finish between 5-6pm. If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

View the Firpark website here.

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Glenmore

Sportscotland’s  National Training Centre, Glenmore Lodge, Glenmore, Aviemore, Inverness-shire.

BASI Course Meeting Point

You need to arrive before 8.30am to collect your required packed lunch. The course will start in the Lecture Theatre at Glenmore Lodge promptly at 8.45am on Monday, followed by a day of mountain activity. Do not be late (you are advised to be resident locally on Sunday night).

Mobile phone signals are weak and intermittent even outside the lodge, but as a courtesy to tutors, your fellow students and other residents at Glenmore Lodge, we would ask that all mobile telephones and pagers are turned off for the duration of individual workshops. Mobile reception is best out the back of the dining room. 

Please be aware that there is a biathlon shooting range on the grounds of Glenmore Lodge so be aware while on the grounds. A red flag will fly when the shooting range is in use at the bottom of the grounds. When this is flying please do not walk behind the range. 

View the Glenmore Lodge website here.

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Glenshee

 With 21 lifts and 36 runs, Glenshee offers great terrain diversity. Car parking at the foot of the Cairnwell chairlift and cafe and hire shop on site.

Meeting Point
The Trainer for the course will meet you at the cafe on the first day of your course at 09:15.  He/she will be wearing a distinctive BASI uniform.  If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

View the Glenshee website here

Please remember that when it comes to the Scottish Mountain resorts, conditions are unpredictable. BASI accepts no liability for any travel or accommodation costs incurred if a course is cancelled. 

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Hillend Edinburgh

Opening Hours

Summer between 10 July and 13 August - midweek, 09.30am to 7.00pm and weekend, 09.30am to 8.00pm
Winter between 14 August and 29 June - midweek, 09.30am to 9.00pm and weekend, 09.30am to 7.00pm

Access to the conference room for BASI students is from 9.30am. Access to the ski slope is from 9.30am.

BASI Course Meeting Point

Please meet your BASI trainer in the reception foyer at 9.15am on Day 1 of your course. Your trainer will be wearing a BASI Trainer jacket with the BASI logo. You can expect your day to finish between 5 and 6pm. If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

View the Hillend website here.

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Huntly

Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre is Britain’s only purpose-built all-weather facility for cross-country skiing, providing tuition at all levels from novice to elite.

The facility is run by Aberdeenshire Council and was upgraded with grants from the Big Lottery in 2004.

Huntly Centre is a wooden lodge in a delightful setting, with 400m, of all-weather classic mat, 30mx6m downhill matting and 800m of tarmac roller ski track.  We use high level forest trails in the Clashindarroch Forest, 13 miles from the centre, when we have snow.

When there is good snow cover skis are available to hire by the day.  

Meeting Point

The Trainer for the course will meet you at the lodge on the first day of your course at 09:15.  They will be wearing a distinctive BASI uniform.  If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

View the Huntly website here.

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Newmilns

Please meet your trainer at the hut on the morning of your course. Your trainer will be wearing a jacket with the BASI logo. If you are going to be late or cannot find the Trainer and the rest of the group, please contact the Newmilns Snow and Sport Complex on 01560 322 320. 

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The Lecht

The Lecht has a total of 12 different lifts, including a 3 person chairlift and a magic carpet travelator.

Meeting Point 

The Trainer for the course will meet you at the cafe on the first day of your course at 09:15. He/she will be wearing a distinctive BASI uniform. If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

View The Lecht website here.

Please remember that when it comes to the Scottish Mountain resorts, conditions are unpredictable. BASI accepts no liability for any travel or accommodation costs incurred if a course is cancelled. 

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