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.

 NB: Normally we make the decision to confirm or cancel a course 6 weeks prior to the course start date however in order to confirm a course we need to ensure that at the very least the course break even. The number of bookings required to break even fluctuates depending on Trainer expenses, resource costs, room hire, etc. 
Sometimes with our summer UK course calendar we leave the decision to confirm/cancel until nearer the course start date in order to  give the course the best chance of running. This is possible due to the fact that many of our Trainers are able to be more flexible with other commitments in the summer months. To that end we ask members not to commit to any final decisions regarding accommodation and travel until you have been advised by BASI that the course is confirmed. 
BASI will communicate with all members 6 weeks prior to the course start date to advise whether the course is confirmed, cancelled or we intend to review this decision at a later date. Your patience and acceptance of this decision is much appreciated.

Aberdeen Garthdee

Opening Hours:
Summer from April until October - Midweek 09.00am to 09.00pm (Fridays 8pm) and Weekend 09.00am to 5.00pm
Winter from October until April - Midweek 09.00am to 09.00pm (Fridays 8pm) and Weekend 09.00am to 5.00pm.

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

Other Information:
Equipment hire,  £2/day for skis and boots
Helmets are compulsory and are free of charge to hire
Clothing policy - Helmet, gloves and long sleeved clothing.  
No Lockers are available
Parking free of charge in the Centre car park - There is a monitoring camera for parking form more than 3hrs – your registration plate can be registered at reception to avoid charges.
Wifi - no charge

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

Venue opening times are 9.00am to 10.00pm.

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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Glasgow Ski Centre

Access to the club house and slope is available 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 Glasgow Ski Centre website.

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Snow Factor Ltd., Braehead

Opening hours:
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:
Parking - free of charge
Helmets are compulsory at all times
Lockers are available - £1 charge, non-refundable
Skis, boots, poles, helmets and boards are included 
Gloves must be worn on the slope at all times
Not permitted to bring food on site
Wifi access free of charge

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

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Getting to Aviemore/Cairngorm 

By Road (from the South)
Aviemore is located beside the A9 (Perth to Inverness) trunk road. Edinburgh and Glasgow are approximately 2.5 hours by car. On entering the road to Aviemore take the 2nd main exit at the roundabout following signposts for Rothiemurchus/Glenmore. Travel forward for approx 12 miles until you reach the car park at Cairngorm Mountain. 

By Bus
Information and timetables fromhttp://www.citylink.co.uk/ 

By Train
Information and timetables fromhttp://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ There is a taxi rank directly outside of the train station 

By Air
The nearest airport is Inverness 

Other Useful Links 

http://www.visitscotland.com/
http://www.cairngormmountain.org/

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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 site. There is use of a fridge, kettle and microwave.  There are local shops nearby within walking distance.

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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Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend

Opening Hours

Summer between July and August - midweek, 09.30am to 6.00pm and weekend, 09.30am to 5.00pm
Winter between August and 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.

Other Information:
Car Parking - Free of charge
Helmets are compulsory
Lockers - £1 coin non refundable
Equipment Hire included - Skis, boots and helmets
Clothing - Arms & legs to be covered, gloves & helmets to be worn
Only food purchased on site can be eaten on site.
Wifi access - free of charge in the Cafe 360

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.



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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